Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Agusan del Sur
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
Cities1
Municipalities13
Barangays314
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)9,989.52 km2 (3,856.98 sq mi)
Population (2015)700,653
Density (2015)70 / km2 (182 / sq mi)

Agusan del Sur is a province in the Philippines situated in the Caraga region occupying the northeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the Municipality of Prosperidad.

The province has a land area of 9,989.52 square kilometers or 3,856.98 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 700,653. This represented 26.98% of the total population of the Caraga region, 2.90% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.69% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 70 inhabitants per square kilometer or 182 inhabitants per square mile.

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Agusan del Sur is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, and Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental.

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Local government units

Agusan del Sur has 13 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 314.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Bayugancity (CC)103,20299,3610.72%688.77 km2 (265.94 sq mi)150 / km2 (388 / sq mi)43
Bunawanmunicipality45,15137,4823.61%512.16 km2 (197.75 sq mi)88 / km2 (228 / sq mi)10
Esperanzamunicipality54,80151,8971.04%1,355.48 km2 (523.35 sq mi)40 / km2 (105 / sq mi)47
La Pazmunicipality28,21728,562-0.23%1,481.12 km2 (571.86 sq mi)19 / km2 (49 / sq mi)15
Loretomunicipality42,50139,4741.42%1,462.74 km2 (564.77 sq mi)29 / km2 (75 / sq mi)17
Prosperidadmunicipality, capital82,63176,6281.45%505.15 km2 (195.04 sq mi)164 / km2 (424 / sq mi)32
Rosariomunicipality46,68338,2803.85%385.05 km2 (148.67 sq mi)121 / km2 (314 / sq mi)11
San Franciscomunicipality74,54270,9860.94%392.53 km2 (151.56 sq mi)190 / km2 (492 / sq mi)27
San Luismunicipality32,10932,733-0.37%950.50 km2 (366.99 sq mi)34 / km2 (87 / sq mi)25
Santa Josefamunicipality26,72925,1561.16%341.80 km2 (131.97 sq mi)78 / km2 (203 / sq mi)11
Sibagatmunicipality30,44230,985-0.34%567.82 km2 (219.24 sq mi)54 / km2 (139 / sq mi)24
Talacogonmunicipality38,37437,2240.58%405.25 km2 (156.47 sq mi)95 / km2 (245 / sq mi)16
Trentomunicipality51,56547,1931.70%555.70 km2 (214.56 sq mi)93 / km2 (240 / sq mi)16
Veruelamunicipality43,70640,4571.48%385.45 km2 (148.82 sq mi)113 / km2 (294 / sq mi)20
Agusan del Sur Total700,653656,4181.25%9,989.52 km2 (3,856.98 sq mi)70 / km2 (182 / sq mi)314

Historical population

The population of Agusan del Sur grew from 93,677 in 1960 to 700,653 in 2015, an increase of 606,976 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.25%, or an increase of 44,235 people, from the previous population of 656,418 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
16,077
20,0111.39%
34,9022.82%
37,5310.75%
93,6778.38%
174,6826.28%
213,2164.08%
265,0304.45%
420,7634.73%
514,7363.85%
559,2941.80%
609,4471.19%
656,4182.74%
700,6531.25%

National roads

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

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (Agusan-Davao Section)
  • Daang Maharlika (Bayugan Rotunda)
  • Daang Maharlika (San Francisco Rotunda)
  • NRJ Cuevas-Bislig Road

Secondary Roads

  • Asuncion-San Isidro-Laak-Veruela Road
  • Butuan City-Talacogon-Loreto-Veruela-Santa Josefa Road
  • NJR Bah-Bah-Talacogon Road
  • NRJ Awa-Lianga Road
  • NRJ Cuevas-Sampaguita Road
  • NRJ Cuevas-Santa Josefa Road
  • NRJ San Francisco-Bahi-Barobo Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Agusan-Malaybalay Road
  • Bayugan-Esperanza Road
  • Butuan City-Pianing-Tandag Road
  • NRJ Bahbah-Talacogon By-Pass Road
  • NRJ Bayugan-Calaitan-Tandag Road
  • NRJ Bayugan-Esperanza Road
  • NRJ Pulanglupa-Santa Josefa Road
  • Pulanglupa-Santa Josefa Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 700,653, ranked 41 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 3,856.98 square kilometers, ranked 5 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 70 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 76 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.25%, ranked 47 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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