Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Agusan del Norte is a 3rd class province in No. Eastern Mindanao and it has 10 Municipalities and 2 Cities, and 253 barangays. It has a Land Area of 354,686 hectares as reported as of 2007. Per the 2020 census it has a population of 387,503. It’s capital was Butuan City until the year 2000 when it was transferred to Cabadbaran City.

Location of Agusan del Norte, Philippines
  • 9.1667° N, 125.5000° E – Agusan del Norte, Coordinates
  • It lies 90 north latitude and 1250and 30 minutes east longitude on the northeastern part of Mindanao. It is bounded on the north by Butuan Bay and Surigao del Norte, on the east by Surigao del Sur, on the south by Agusan del Sur and on the west by Misamis Oriental.

It is mountainous along its northeastern and western parts. In between are flat, rolling lands particularly where the Agusan River cuts through as it empties into Butuan Bay.


List of Municipalities in the Agusan del Norte Province within Region XIII (Caraga) in the Republic of The Philippines
Buenavista || Carmen || Jabonga || Kitcharao || Las Nieves || Magallanes || Nasipit || Remedios T. Romualdez || Santiago || Tubay
Cities in the Province of Agusan del Norte: Butuan City || Cabadbaran City (Capital City)

Geography of Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Agusan del Norte is bounded on the north by Butuan Bay and Surigao del Norte, on the east by Surigao del Sur, on the south by Agusan del Sur and on the west by Misamis Oriental.

Butuan City is the regional center of the Caraga Region in the Philippines. It is located at the northeastern part of Agusan Valley Mindanao, sprawling across the Agusan River. It is bounded to the north, west and south by Agusan del Norte, to the east by Agusan del Sur and to the northwest by Butuan Bay.

Flat and rolling lands characterized much of Agusan del Norte. Surrounded by mountains at the northwestern and southeastern fronts, the sea embraces valleys at its mid portion that runs in triangular form from the west and comprises the plains fronting Butuan Bay on the east. Lording over this landmass in term of elevation is the 2,012 meters Mt. Hilong-hilong in Cabadbaran, part of Diwata Mountain Range as its northeastern boundary with the province of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur that stand as watershed to Caraga Region’s major rivers. The other highlands in the province are Mt. Mabaho, 1823 meters in Buenavista and Mt. Piglalahan, 810 meters in Carmen. — source:www.wecan-vc.org

History of Agusan del Norte, Philippines

article from the LGU of agusan del Norte

Agusan Province was named after a Malay word Agasan, meaning, “where water flows”, probably because of the mighty river that traverses the whole area. Early immigrants from Borneo and Celebes came to the region in Balanghai or wooden boats. Nine such boats were excavated. One dates back to 320 A.D. The Malay settlers drove the aborigines, called Mamanwas, to the hinterlands.

By the time the Spaniards arrived, the natives were already trading with foreign merchants, as attested by 10th-century Chinese ceramics unearthed near Butuan. Some historians claim that Magellan held the first mass in the Philippines at the mouth of the Agusan River, and not in Limasawa, Leyte, on Easter Sunday, of 1521. Agusan was part of Surigao province during the Spanish colonial administration. By virtue of R.A. 1306 during the American regime, it became the independent province of Agusan. On June 17, 1967, Congress passed R.A. 4979 dividing the lone province into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur.

Butuan City, which was then a component city of Agusan del Norte, used to be the capital and seat of government. That ended in 2000 when congress passed Republic Act 8811 making Cabadbaran as the new capital and administrative center of the province that year.

People of Agusan del Norte, Philippines

  • For 2015 Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City) Population = 354,503 (excluding CITY OF BUTUAN @ 337,063)
  • For 2010 Agusan del Norte Population = 332,487
  • For 2007 Agusan del Norte Population = 314,027

  • Agusan del Norte Registered Voters (COMELEC 2010)= 305,359

Elected Government Officials of Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Elected Officers of Agusan del Norte for the term of 2019-2022
  • Provincial Governor : CORVERA, DALE BOKINGO
  • Provincial Vice-Governor : BUNGABONG, RAMON ALEJANDRO GERONA
  • House of Representative 1st District
    • Lawrence Lemuel Fortun
  • House of Representative 2nd District
    • MATBA, MA. ANGELICA ROSEDELL AMANTE
  • MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN of AGUSAN DEL NORTE – FIRST PROV DISTRICT
  1. ESCASIÑAS, VIRGILIO JR. RADAZA
  • MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN of AGUSAN DEL NORTE – SECOND PROV DISTRICT
  1. CHAN, FRANCISCO JR. YAÑEZ
  2. CALO, ELIZABETH MARIE RAMIREZ
  3. PITOGO, RODULFO AGUA
  4. FAMADOR, NIEVA CALO
  5. RESERVA, JAMES TALAN
  6. CARMONA, DICK VICTOR BACOL
  7. DANO, ERWIN LUCERO

Elected Officers of Agusan del Norte for the term of 2016-2019
  1. Virgilio Escasiñas
  2. Lilibeth Tomilap
  • MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN of AGUSAN DEL NORTE – SECOND PROV DISTRICT
  1. Salutario Cuasito
  2. Lorito Maragañas
  3. Aquino Gambe
  4. Elizabeth Marie Calo
  5. Dick Victor Carmona

Elected Officers of Agusan del Norte for the term of 2013-2016

Elected Officers of Agusan del Norte for the term of 2010-2013

Featured News of the Philippines

Updated: November 1, 2022

Over 65K people in Central Visayas affected by Paeng.
DUMAGUETE CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 7 (DSWD-7) has reported that Tropical Storm Paeng affected 65,461 people or 3,561 families in 220 barangays in the four Central Visayas provinces. A report from the DSWD-7 obtained by the Philippine News Agency on Tuesday showed that as of Oct. 31, more than PHP759,000 in assistance was also handed out by the agency through their local counterparts in the aftermath of the storm. The assistance includes food packs, hot meals, modular tents, and hygiene kits, among others.


Paeng damage to W. Visayas agri sector now at P363-M
BACOLOD CITY – The onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng left an estimated damage of PHP362.934 million to crops in Western Visayas as of Tuesday. A progress report of the Department of Agriculture Region 6 (DA-6) cited by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Emergency Operations Center showed the affected crops include rice, corn, and other high value-crops with a total volume of 14,002 metric tons (MT), of which more than 10,000 MT is for rice alone.

Source: “PNA.GOV.PH

Last Updated on November 29, 2021

Agusan del Norte Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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8600Butuan CityAgusan del Norte
8601BuenavistaAgusan del Norte
8602NasipitAgusan del Norte
8603CarmenAgusan del Norte
8604MagallanesAgusan del Norte
8605CabadbaranAgusan del Norte
8606TubayAgusan del Norte
8607JabongaAgusan del Norte
8608SantiagoAgusan del Norte
8609KitcharaoAgusan del Norte
8610La NievesAgusan del Norte
8611Remedios T. RomualdezAgusan del Norte

 

Last Updated on November 29, 2021

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