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Agusan del Norte
—  Province  —

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Map of the Philippines with Agusan del Norte highlighted
Coordinates: 9°10′N 125°30′E / 9.167°N 125.5°E / 9.167; 125.5Coordinates: 9°10′N 125°30′E / 9.167°N 125.5°E / 9.167; 125.5
Country  Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Founded June 17, 1967
Capital Cabadbaran City
Seat of government:
Butuan City
Government
 - Governor Erlpe John M. Amante (Kampi)
Area
 - Total 2,730.24 km2 (1,054.2 sq mi)
Area rank 51st out of 80
Population (2007)
 - Total 314,027
 Density 115/km2 (297.9/sq mi)
Population rank 64th out of 80
Population density rank 61st out of 80
Divisions
 - Independent cities 1
 - Component cities 0
 - Municipalities 11
 - Barangays 166
including independent cities: 252
 - Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Agusan del Norte (shared with Butuan City)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP Code
Spoken languages Cebuano, Butuanon
‡ As per RA 8811, Cabadbaran is the officially-designated capital of the province. However, the provincial government still holds office in Butuan City, pending the actual transfer of provincial offices to the new capital.

Agusan del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. Its capital is Cabadbaran and it borders Surigao del Norte to the north, Surigao del Sur to the east, Agusan del Sur to the south, and Misamis Oriental to the west. It faces Butuan Bay, part of the Bohol Sea, to the northwest.

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Demographics

The population of Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City) was 314,027 at the 2007 census, making it the country's 64th most populous province. The population density is 115 per km².

Economy

The economy of Agusan del Norte is dominantly agricultural, and it is the nation's leading producer of rice.

Geography

Political

Agusan del Norte is divided into 10 municipalities and one component city. The highly-urbanized city of Butuan, being geographically located in Agusan del Norte, is traditionally grouped with the province, although it is governed independently from it.

Municipality/City No. of
Barangays
Area
(km²)
Population
(2000)
Pop. density
(per km²)
Buenavista
26
473.92
50,612
107
Cabadbaran City
31
311.02
55,006
177
Carmen
8
211.42
17,307
82
Jabonga
15
293.00
20,501
70
Kitcharao
11
212.40
14,604
69
Las Nieves
20
582.69
21,530
37
Magallanes
8
49.91
19,895
399
Nasipit
19
236.36
35,817
152
Remedios T. Romualdez
8.00
81.47
13,359
164
Santiago
8
286.65
17,925
63
Tubay
13
138.00
17,668
128

Physical

Located in the northeastern part of Mindanao, it is bounded on the north by Butuan Bay and Surigao del Norte; east by Surigao del Sur; west by Misamis Oriental; and south and southwest by Agusan del Sur. Agusan del Norte occupies a total land area of 2,503.9 sq. kilometers.

History

In 1942, the Japanese Imperial forces landed in Northern Agusan.

In 1945, Philippine Commonwealth Army soldiers together with the recognized Agusan guerrillas against the Japanese forces beginning the liberation in Northern Agusan during World War II.

Created by Republic Act 4979 from Agusan province.

On August 16, 2000. The seat of provincial government was transferred from Butuan City to Cabadbaran by virtue of Republic Act 8811, although the province is yet to complete the transfer of provincial services and functions to the new capital.

Tourism in AgNor

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The majestic Mt. Hilong-Hilong

The province of Agusan del Norte is said to have many beautiful beaches such as in the town of Carmen, Buenavista, Nasipit, Cabadbaran City and all other towns in the province. It also has the majestic Mount Hilong-Hilong in Cabadbaran, one of the tallest in Agusan del Norte.

Notable schools

Elementary

  • Carmen Central Elementary School
  • Nasipit Central Elementary School - (West Nasipit District)
  • North Cabadbaran Central Elem. School
  • Cabadbaran South Central Elem. School
  • Buenavista Special Education Integrated School(SPED-IS)
  • Buenavista Central Elem. School
  • Magallanes Central Elem. School
  • Agay Central Elem. School
  • Jaliobong Elementary School

Secondary

  • Carmen Academy
  • Candelaria Institute
  • Saint Michael College of Caraga
  • Saint James High School
  • NORMISIST-Cabadbaran
  • Nasipit National Vocational School
  • Mindanao Institute
  • Buenavista Institute
  • Magallanes National High School
  • Buenavista National High School
  • Agay National High School
  • Jaliobong National High School

Tertiary

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