Agusan del Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Agusan del Norte
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities1
Municipalities10
Barangays [note]167
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBohol Sea
Area (2007) [note]2,730.24 km2 (1,054.15 sq mi)
Population (2015) [note]354,503
Density (2015) [note]130 / km2 (336 / sq mi)
[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Agusan del Norte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Caraga region occupying the northeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Cabadbaran.

The province has a land area of 2,730.24 square kilometers or 1,054.15 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 354,503. This represented 13.65% of the total population of the Caraga region, 1.47% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.35% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 130 inhabitants per square kilometer or 336 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Agusan del Norte is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Butuan Bay, Surigao del Norte, Lake Mainit, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, and Misamis Oriental.

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Local government units

Agusan del Norte has 10 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 167. The City of Butuan is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Buenavistamunicipality61,61456,1391.79%475.61 km2 (183.63 sq mi)130 / km2 (336 / sq mi)25
Cabadbarancity (CC), capital73,63969,2411.18%214.44 km2 (82.80 sq mi)343 / km2 (889 / sq mi)31
Carmenmunicipality20,83919,7811.00%311.02 km2 (120.09 sq mi)67 / km2 (174 / sq mi)8
Jabongamunicipality23,18423,833-0.52%293.00 km2 (113.13 sq mi)79 / km2 (205 / sq mi)15
Kitcharaomunicipality18,65917,3771.36%171.92 km2 (66.38 sq mi)109 / km2 (281 / sq mi)11
Las Nievesmunicipality28,41426,8561.08%582.69 km2 (224.98 sq mi)49 / km2 (126 / sq mi)20
Magallanesmunicipality21,00721,481-0.42%44.31 km2 (17.11 sq mi)474 / km2 (1,228 / sq mi)8
Nasipitmunicipality41,95740,6630.60%144.40 km2 (55.75 sq mi)291 / km2 (753 / sq mi)19
Remedios T. Romualdezmunicipality16,05815,7350.39%79.15 km2 (30.56 sq mi)203 / km2 (525 / sq mi)8
Santiagomunicipality24,20020,9552.78%275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi)88 / km2 (227 / sq mi)8
Tubaymunicipality24,93220,4263.87%138.09 km2 (53.32 sq mi)181 / km2 (468 / sq mi)13
Agusan del Norte Total354,503332,4871.23%2,730.24 km2 (1,054.15 sq mi)130 / km2 (336 / sq mi)167

Historical population

The population of Agusan del Norte grew from 94,848 in 1960 to 354,503 in 2015, an increase of 259,655 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.23%, or an increase of 22,016 people, from the previous population of 332,487 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
5,545
13,8545.95%
45,8266.16%
57,2892.32%
94,8484.53%
146,9594.38%
168,0532.73%
192,9322.80%
237,6292.11%
267,4112.24%
285,5701.42%
309,3381.11%
332,4872.66%
354,5031.23%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Agusan del Norte as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road (Agusan-Misamis Oriental Road)
  • Daang Maharlika (Surigao-Agusan Section)

Secondary Roads

  • Nasipit Port Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Agusan-Bukidnon Road
  • Agusan-Malaybalay Road
  • Buenavista-Bunaguit Road
  • Kinabhangan By-Pass Road
  • Pandanon-Magallanes Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 354,503, ranked 63 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,054.15 square kilometers, ranked 51 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 130 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 58 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.23%, ranked 49 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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