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Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
(Butuanon: Probinsya hong Agusan del Norte; Cebuano: Amihanang Agusan) is a province in the Philippines
Philippines
located in the Caraga
Caraga
region of Mindanao. Its capital is the city of Cabadbaran
Cabadbaran
and it is bordered on the northeast by Surigao del Norte; mid-east by Surigao del Sur; southeast by Agusan del Sur, and southwest by Misamis Oriental. It faces Butuan
Butuan
Bay, part of the Bohol
Bohol
Sea, to the northwest.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Spanish and American era 1.2 World War II 1.3 Independence

2 Geography

2.1 Administrative divisions

3 Demographics

3.1 Religion

4 Economy 5 Government 6 Tourism 7 References 8 External links

History[edit]

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Spanish and American era[edit] Further information: Agusan (province)

Map of Agusan province in 1918

Prior to its creation as an independent province, Agusan, as it was once undivided, was under the jurisdiction of Surigao province during the Spanish colonial period. In 1911, Agusan was separated from Surigao by the American government, creating the Agusan province.[3] World War II[edit] During World War II
World War II
in 1942, the Japanese Imperial forces landed in Northern Agusan.[further explanation needed] In 1945, Filipino soldiers of the 6th, 10th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 107th and 110th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the 10th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary together with the recognized Agusan guerrilla fighter units against the Japanese forces beginning the liberation in Northern Agusan during World War II.[further explanation needed] During the war, a unit of the joint Philippine-American defense force were located at Manot, Talacogon, in the interior of the Agusan Valley. Independence[edit] In 1967, Republic Act
Republic Act
4979 divided Agusan into two independent provinces: Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
and Agusan del Sur.[4] On August 16, 2000, the seat of provincial government was transferred from Butuan
Butuan
City to Cabadbaran
Cabadbaran
through Republic Act
Republic Act
8811,[5] although the province is yet to complete the transfer of provincial services and functions to the new capital. Geography[edit]

Landscape in Tubay

Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
is situated in Mindanao's western section of Caraga. It is bordered on the northwest by the Butuan
Butuan
Bay; northeast by Surigao del Norte; mid-east by Surigao del Sur; southeast by Agusan del Sur, and southwest by Misamis Oriental. Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
has a total land area of 2,730.24 square kilometres or 1,054.15 square miles. When Butuan
Butuan
City is included for geographical purposes, the province's land area is 3,546.86 square kilometres (1,369.45 sq mi).[6] The central portion of the province forms the lower basin of the third longest river in the country, the Agusan, its mouth located at the Butuan
Butuan
Bay. Consequently, the terrain surrounding the river features flat to rolling lands. Mountainous terrain dominate the northeastern and western areas.[3] The country's fourth largest lake, Lake Mainit
Lake Mainit
is situated at the northern border between the province of Surigao del Norte.[7] Administrative divisions[edit] Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
comprises 10 municipalities and 1 component city. The city of Cabadbaran
Cabadbaran
is the officially designated capital of the province per Republic Act
Republic Act
8811.[5] The highly urbanized city of Butuan is geographically within but administratively independent from the province.

City or municipality [i] Population ±% p.a. Area[6] Density (2015) Brgy.

(2015)[2] (2010)[8]

km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi

8°58′28″N 125°24′32″E / 8.9744°N 125.4090°E / 8.9744; 125.4090 (Buenavista) Buenavista 7001174009999900000♠17.4% 61,614 56,139 +1.79% 475.61 183.63 130 340 25

8°57′12″N 125°31′44″E / 8.9534°N 125.5288°E / 8.9534; 125.5288 (Butuan) Butuan ‡ — 337,063 309,709 +1.62% 816.62 315.30 410 1,100 86

9°07′22″N 125°32′05″E / 9.1228°N 125.5346°E / 9.1228; 125.5346 (Cabadbaran) Cabadbaran † 7001208000000000000♠20.8% 73,639 69,241 +1.18% 214.44 82.80 340 880 31

9°00′00″N 125°15′53″E / 8.9999°N 125.2648°E / 8.9999; 125.2648 (Carmen) Carmen 7000590000000000000♠5.9% 20,839 19,781 +1.00% 311.02 120.09 67 170 8

9°20′33″N 125°30′59″E / 9.3425°N 125.5163°E / 9.3425; 125.5163 (Jabonga) Jabonga 7000650000000000000♠6.5% 23,184 23,833 −0.52% 293.00 113.13 79 200 15

9°27′29″N 125°34′32″E / 9.4581°N 125.5756°E / 9.4581; 125.5756 (Kitcharao) Kitcharao 7000530000000000000♠5.3% 18,659 17,377 +1.36% 171.92 66.38 110 280 11

8°44′06″N 125°36′04″E / 8.7351°N 125.6010°E / 8.7351; 125.6010 (Las Nieves) Las Nieves 7000800000000000000♠8.0% 28,414 26,856 +1.08% 582.69 224.98 49 130 20

9°01′21″N 125°31′04″E / 9.0225°N 125.5179°E / 9.0225; 125.5179 (Magallanes) Magallanes 7000590000000000000♠5.9% 21,007 21,481 −0.42% 44.31 17.11 470 1,200 8

8°59′18″N 125°20′27″E / 8.9884°N 125.3408°E / 8.9884; 125.3408 (Nasipit) Nasipit 7001118000000000000♠11.8% 41,957 40,663 +0.60% 144.40 55.75 290 750 19

9°03′06″N 125°35′06″E / 9.0518°N 125.5850°E / 9.0518; 125.5850 (Remedios T. Romualdez) Remedios T. Romualdez 7000450000000000000♠4.5% 16,058 15,735 +0.39% 79.15 30.56 200 520 8

9°15′55″N 125°33′37″E / 9.2654°N 125.5602°E / 9.2654; 125.5602 (Santiago) Santiago 7000680000000000000♠6.8% 24,200 20,955 +2.78% 275.61 106.41 88 230 8

9°09′54″N 125°31′21″E / 9.1650°N 125.5226°E / 9.1650; 125.5226 (Tubay) Tubay 7000700000000000000♠7.0% 24,932 20,426 +3.87% 138.09 53.32 180 470 13

TOTAL [ii] 354,503 332,487 +1.23% 2,730.24 1,054.15 130 340 166

 †  Provincial capital and component city      Municipality

 ‡  Highly urbanized city (geographically within but independent from the province)

^ The globe  icon marks the city/town center. ^ Total figures exclude the highly urbanized city of Butuan.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Agusan del Norte

Year Pop. ±% p.a.

1990 237,629 —    

1995 267,411 +2.24%

2000 285,570 +1.42%

2007 314,027 +1.32%

2010 332,487 +2.10%

2015 354,503 +1.23%

(excluding Butuan
Butuan
City) Source: PSA[2][8][9][10]

The population of Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
in the 2015 census was 354,503 people,[2] making it the country's 64th most populous province. It had a density of 130 inhabitants per square kilometre or 340 inhabitants per square mile. When the highly urbanized city of Butuan
Butuan
is included for geographical purposes, the province's population is 691,566 people, with a density of 195 inhabitants per square kilometre (510/sq mi). Religion[edit] In 2013, the Diocese of Butuan
Butuan
(Catholic-Hierarchy) reported that Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion of the province comprising roughly 79% of the population.[citation needed] The remaining beliefs usually belong to other Christian denominations as well as Islam. Further information: Roman Catholic Diocese of Butuan Economy[edit] The economy of the province is dominantly agricultural, major crops of which include rice, corn, coconut, abaca, banana and mango.[11] Government[edit]

Provincial Capitol at night

Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
has two congressional districts encompassing its 10 municipalities and 1 component city, as well as the highly urbanized city of Butuan.

District Representative[12] City or municipality District population (2015)

1st Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun

Butuan Las Nieves

365,477

2nd Erlpe John Amante

Buenavista Cabadbaran Carmen Jabonga Kitcharao Magallanes Nasipit Remedios T. Romualdez Santiago Tubay

326,089

Tourism[edit] The province has many beaches in Cabadbaran
Cabadbaran
and the municipalities of Carmen, Buenavista, and Nasipit. Mount Hilong-Hilong, one of the tallest in the province, is located in Cabadbaran. From the top of Prayer Mountain (Mount Pongkay), visitors can have a panoramic view of Cabadbaran
Cabadbaran
which includes buildings, churches, rivers and the sea. The Agusan River, the longest in Mindanao
Mindanao
and the third longest in the Philippines
Philippines
is in Butuan
Butuan
City. Looming southwest of the Agusan Valley is Mount Mayapay, a mountain plateau. The ancient Balangay
Balangay
boats were found in Butuan, excavated in the Balangay
Balangay
Shrine across the Masao River from Bood Promontory. They played a major role because of Butuan
Butuan
being a port city. Since its discovery, the Balangays have become an icon of Butuan. The Kaya ng Pinoy, Inc. recreated the Balangay
Balangay
boats and have sailed it as part of their project, the Balangay
Balangay
Voyage. References[edit]

^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2014.  ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.  ^ a b Lancion, Jr., Conrado M.; cartography by de Guzman, Rey (1995). "The Provinces; Agusan del Norte". Fast Facts about Philippine Provinces (The 2000 Millenium ed.). Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines: Tahanan Books. p. 18. ISBN 971-630-037-9. Retrieved 4 December 2015.  ^ " Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 4979; An Act Creating the Provinces of Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur". The LawPhil Project. 17 June 1967. Retrieved 4 December 2015. Section 1. The Province of Agusan is hereby divided into two provinces, to be known as Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
and Agusan del Sur.  ^ a b " Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 8811; An Act Transferring the Capital and Seat of Government of the Province of Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
from Butuan
Butuan
City to the Municipality of Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte" (PDF). Congress of the Philippines
Philippines
(official website). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2015.  ^ a b "Province: Agusan del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon
Quezon
City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.  ^ Catoto, Roel (2 October 2014). " Caraga
Caraga
lawmakers push for Lake Mainit Development Authority". MindaNews. Retrieved 22 April 2016. Lake Mainit, the fourth largest lake in the country, occupies an area of 17,060 hectare and straddles the provinces of Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
and Surigao del Norte.  ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.  ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines
Philippines
and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities (PDF). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.  ^ Censuses of Population (1903 – 2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.  ^ "Agricultural Crops". Official Web Site of Agusan del Norte. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2016. Major agricultural crops in Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
are rice, corn, coconut, abaca, banana and mango. The province also produces cassava, durian, pineapple, coffee, vegetables and root crops. The three highest producing crops are coconut, banana and rice with corresponding production of 75,184.35 MT, 43,924.92 MT and 26,151.81 MT, respectively.  ^ "House Members; 17th Congress". House of Representatives of the Philippines. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 

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Places adjacent to Agusan del Norte

Bohol
Bohol
Sea Surigao del Norte

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Agusan del Norte

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Agusan del Sur

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Cabadbaran
Cabadbaran
(capital)

Municipalities

Buenavista Carmen Jabonga Kitcharao Las Nieves Magallanes Nasipit Remedios T. Romualdez Santiago Tubay

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Butuan
(Administratively independent from the province but grouped under Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte
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