Province of Agusan del Sur

Summary data
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Sur
Barangay count10
Postal code8506
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)512.16 km2
(197.75 sq. mi)
Population (2015)45,151
Density (2015)88 per km2
(228 per sq. mi)
Coordinates8° 11' North, 125° 60' East
(8.1781 ° N, 125.9935 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
29.1 meters
(95.6 feet)
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Bunawan is a municipality in the landlocked province of Agusan del Sur.

The municipality has a land area of 512.16 square kilometers or 197.75 square miles which constitutes 5.13% of Agusan del Sur's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 45,151 representing 6.44% of the total population of Agusan del Sur province, or 1.74% of the overall population of the Caraga region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 88 inhabitants per square kilometer or 228 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Bunawan has 10 barangays as shown in the following table.



Growth Rate
Bunawan Brook11.70%5,2835,0634.35%0.81%
Nueva Era3.05%1,3751,13920.72%3.65%
San Andres7.39%3,3363,0439.63%1.77%
San Marcos2.68%1,21289635.27%5.92%
San Teodoro17.22%7,7757,2437.35%1.36%
Bunawan Total45,15137,48220.46%3.61%
Historical population

The population of Bunawan grew from 11,423 in 1960 to 45,151 in 2015, an increase of 33,728 people. Growth rate over this period fluctuated between the range of [-2.69%, 5.78%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.61%, or an increase of 7,669 people, from the previous population of 37,482 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1511,423
1970 May 68,646-2.69%
1975 May 19,6032.13%
1980 May 112,7195.78%
1990 May 121,1055.20%
1995 Sep 124,6152.92%
2000 May 126,7041.76%
2007 Aug 135,7574.11%
2010 May 137,4821.73%
2015 Aug 145,1513.61%

The town center of Bunawan is situated at approximately 8° 11' North, 125° 60' East, which has an elevation estimated at 29.1 meters or 95.6 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 Bunawan are Bislig, Bayugan, Tagum, Malaybalay, Butuan, and Tandag. The nearest municipalities are Veruela, Loreto, Trento, Santa Josefa, Rosario, and La Paz. Its distance from the national capital is 895.68 kilometers (556.55 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 895.68 kilometers (556.55 miles) to the Northwest (N37°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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