Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Surigao del Norte
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
CapitalSurigao City
Total local government units
Cities1
Municipalities20
Barangays335
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Bohol Sea, Surigao Strait
Area (2007)1,972.93 km2
(761.75 sq. mi)
Population (2015)485,088
Density (2015)246 per km2
(637 per sq. mi)
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Surigao 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 Surigao.

The province has a land area of 1,972.93 square kilometers or 761.75 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 485,088 representing 18.68% of the total population of the Caraga region, 2.01% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.48% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 246 inhabitants per square kilometer or 637 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Surigao del Norte is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Surigao Strait, Dinagat Islands, Dinagat Sound, Philippine Sea, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Lake Mainit, and the Bohol Sea.

Local government units

Surigao del Norte has 20 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 335.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Alegriamun16,011
(3.30%)
14,5391.85%65.28 km2
(25.20 sq mi)
245 per km2
(635 per sq mi)
12
Bacuagmun14,486
(2.99%)
13,2111.77%95.85 km2
(37.01 sq mi)
151 per km2
(391 per sq mi)
9
Burgosmun4,034
(0.83%)
4,058-0.11%19.27 km2
(7.44 sq mi)
209 per km2
(542 per sq mi)
6
Clavermun32,773
(6.76%)
23,7026.36%322.60 km2
(124.56 sq mi)
102 per km2
(263 per sq mi)
14
Dapamun23,787
(4.90%)
23,4920.24%91.90 km2
(35.48 sq mi)
259 per km2
(670 per sq mi)
29
Del Carmenmun18,392
(3.79%)
17,1361.36%151.68 km2
(58.56 sq mi)
121 per km2
(314 per sq mi)
20
General Lunamun16,771
(3.46%)
15,0142.13%41.30 km2
(15.95 sq mi)
406 per km2
(1,051 per sq mi)
19
Gigaquitmun20,864
(4.30%)
18,7842.02%138.11 km2
(53.32 sq mi)
151 per km2
(391 per sq mi)
13
Mainitmun26,741
(5.51%)
25,5960.84%107.76 km2
(41.61 sq mi)
248 per km2
(643 per sq mi)
21
Malimonomun18,054
(3.72%)
18,316-0.27%80.13 km2
(30.94 sq mi)
225 per km2
(584 per sq mi)
14
Pilarmun9,752
(2.01%)
9,4560.59%77.11 km2
(29.77 sq mi)
126 per km2
(328 per sq mi)
15
Placermun27,094
(5.59%)
24,6001.86%61.29 km2
(23.66 sq mi)
442 per km2
(1,145 per sq mi)
20
San Benitomun5,404
(1.11%)
5,505-0.35%45.63 km2
(17.62 sq mi)
118 per km2
(307 per sq mi)
6
San Franciscomun14,552
(3.00%)
13,3351.68%56.72 km2
(21.90 sq mi)
257 per km2
(664 per sq mi)
11
San Isidromun7,325
(1.51%)
6,9730.94%42.03 km2
(16.23 sq mi)
174 per km2
(451 per sq mi)
12
Santa Monicamun8,808
(1.82%)
8,7150.20%39.19 km2
(15.13 sq mi)
225 per km2
(582 per sq mi)
11
Sisonmun13,155
(2.71%)
11,3772.80%54.70 km2
(21.12 sq mi)
240 per km2
(623 per sq mi)
12
Socorromun22,314
(4.60%)
20,3041.81%114.45 km2
(44.19 sq mi)
195 per km2
(505 per sq mi)
14
Surigao Citycity (CC), capital154,137
(31.78%)
140,5401.77%245.30 km2
(94.71 sq mi)
628 per km2
(1,627 per sq mi)
54
Tagana-anmun16,428
(3.39%)
15,3661.28%77.29 km2
(29.84 sq mi)
213 per km2
(551 per sq mi)
14
Tubodmun14,206
(2.93%)
12,5692.36%45.34 km2
(17.51 sq mi)
313 per km2
(811 per sq mi)
9
Surigao del Norte Total485,088442,5881.76%1,972.93 km2
(761.75 sq mi)
246 per km2
(637 per sq mi)
335
Historical population

The population of Surigao del Norte grew from 172,220 in 1960 to 485,088 in 2015, an increase of 312,868 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.76%, or an increase of 42,500 people, from the previous population of 442,588 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 242,937
1918 Dec 3166,7432.82%
1939 Jan 1125,9143.22%
1948 Oct 1155,0032.16%
1960 Feb 15172,2200.93%
1970 May 6206,4871.79%
1975 May 1244,6373.46%
1980 May 1284,0723.03%
1990 May 1327,1131.42%
1995 Sep 1341,6660.82%
2000 May 1374,4651.98%
2007 Aug 1409,4681.24%
2010 May 1442,5882.87%
2015 Aug 1485,0881.76%

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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