Province of Agusan del Norte

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
Barangay count8
Postal code8608
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)275.61 km2
(106.41 sq. mi)
Population (2015)24,200
Density (2015)88 per km2
(227 per sq. mi)
Coordinates9° 16' North, 125° 34' East
(9.2654 ° N, 125.5602 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
72.3 meters
(237.1 feet)
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Santiago is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Agusan del Norte.

The municipality has a land area of 275.61 square kilometers or 106.41 square miles which constitutes 10.09% of Agusan del Norte's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 24,200 representing 6.83% of the total population of Agusan del Norte province, or 0.93% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 88 inhabitants per square kilometer or 227 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Santiago has 8 barangays as shown in the following table.



Growth Rate
Estanislao Morgado7.51%1,8171,34734.89%5.86%
La Paz6.74%1,6301,5207.24%1.34%
Poblacion I22.39%5,4185,442-0.44%-0.08%
Poblacion II17.41%4,2143,9317.20%1.33%
San Isidro10.12%2,4502,3344.97%0.93%
Santiago Total24,20020,95515.49%2.78%
Historical population

The population of Tubay grew from 7,133 in 1960 to 24,932 in 2015, an increase of 17,799 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.87%, or an increase of 4,506 people, from the previous population of 20,426 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 157,133
1970 May 610,0673.43%
1975 May 111,6733.01%
1980 May 112,0950.71%
1990 May 115,2482.34%
1995 Sep 116,6721.69%
2000 May 117,6681.25%
2007 Aug 118,6740.77%
2010 May 120,4263.32%
2015 Aug 124,9323.87%

The town center of Santiago is situated at approximately 9° 16' North, 125° 34' East, which has an elevation estimated at 72.3 meters or 237.1 feet above mean sea level.


Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Santiago are Cabadbaran, Butuan, Surigao City, Bayugan, Gingoog, and Tandag. The nearest municipalities are Jabonga, Tubay, Kitcharao, Alegria, Remedios T. Romualdez, and Magallanes. Its distance from the national capital is 771.85 kilometers (479.61 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 771.85 kilometers (479.61 miles) to the Northwest (N40°W)


  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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