Caraga (Region XIII)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Caraga
Typeregion
Island groupMindanao
Provinces5
Cities6
Municipalities67
Barangays1,311
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Bohol Sea, Surigao Strait
Population (2015)2,596,709

Caraga, officially designated as Region XIII, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the northeastern section of Mindanao. It covers 5 provinces, namely, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur, as well as 1 highly urbanized city. The regional center is the City of Butuan.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,596,709. This represented 10.76% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 2.57% of the entire population of the Philippines.

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Caraga is bordered, clockwise from the North, by the Surigao Strait, Leyte Gulf, Philippine Sea, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, Butuan Bay, and the Bohol Sea.

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Map of CaragaMap of Caraga highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesAgusan del NorteAgusan del SurDinagat IslandsSurigao del NorteSurigao del SurButuan, a highly urbanized city and the regional center

Local government units

Caraga has 5 provinces, 67 municipalities, and 6 cities (1 of which is a highly urbanized city administered independently from any province). The total number of barangays in the region is 1,311.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)City countMun countBrgy count
Agusan del Norteprovince354,503332,4871.23%3,546.86 km2 (1,369.45 sq mi)100 / km2 (259 / sq mi)110167
Butuancity (HUC), regional center337,063309,7091.62%816.62 km2 (315.30 sq mi)413 / km2 (1,069 / sq mi)86
Agusan del Surprovince700,653656,4181.25%9,989.52 km2 (3,856.98 sq mi)70 / km2 (182 / sq mi)113314
Surigao del Norteprovince485,088442,5881.76%1,972.93 km2 (761.75 sq mi)246 / km2 (637 / sq mi)120335
Surigao del Surprovince592,250561,2191.03%4,932.70 km2 (1,904.53 sq mi)120 / km2 (311 / sq mi)217309
Dinagat Islandsprovince127,152126,8030.05%1,036.34 km2 (400.13 sq mi)123 / km2 (318 / sq mi)07100
Caraga Total2,596,7092,429,2241.28%no datano data6671,311

Historical population

The population of Caraga grew from 631,007 in 1960 to 2,596,709 in 2015, an increase of 1,965,702 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.28%, or an increase of 167,485 people, from the previous population of 2,429,224 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
115,112
166,9042.37%
324,9183.39%
391,4001.93%
631,0074.29%
950,1294.08%
1,114,3363.25%
1,371,5124.24%
1,764,2972.55%
1,942,6871.82%
2,095,3671.64%
2,293,3461.25%
2,429,2242.12%
2,596,7091.28%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,596,709, ranked 16 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.28%, ranked 12 out of 17

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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