Ormoc is a first class city in the province of Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 191,200 people. Ormoc is the economic, cultural, commercial and transportation hub of western Leyte. Ormoc City is an independent component city, not subject to regulation from the Provincial Government of Leyte. However, the city is part of the IV Congressional District of Leyte together with Albuera, Kanaga, Merida,Palompon and Isabel.
The city’s name is derived from ogmok, an old Visayan term for “lowland” or “depressed plain”.
Lake Danao is a violin shaped lake 3 km long at an elevation of 2,100 feet (640 m) above sea level. There are floating cottages, and boats are available for hire and a future zipline. Source
The city enjoys economic growth because it supplies a large part of the country’s power needs with its abundant geothermal power resources in Tongonan and neighbouring Kananga town. Source
Pineapple Plantation lies in 210 hectares in rolling terrain located north of the city Brgy. Hibunawon. Ormoc’s Queen Pineapple is famous for its sweetness, a favourite pasalubong, and the unofficial icon of the city. Source
Leyte Golf and Country Club is a golfing resort covering more than 80 hectares of semi-rolling terrain, located 7 km from the heart of Ormoc City. Source