Surigao del Sur

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Surigao del Sur
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
CapitalTandag
Total local government units
Cities2
Municipalities17
Barangays309
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)4,932.70 km2
(1,904.53 sq. mi)
Population (2015)592,250
Density (2015)120 per km2
(311 per sq. mi)
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Surigao del Sur is a province in the Philippines situated in the Caraga region occupying the northeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Tandag.

The province has a land area of 4,932.70 square kilometers or 1,904.53 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 592,250 representing 22.81% of the total population of the Caraga region, 2.45% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.59% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 120 inhabitants per square kilometer or 311 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Surigao del Sur is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Surigao del Norte, Lanuza Bay, Philippine Sea, Davao Oriental, and Agusan del Sur.

Local government units

Surigao del Sur has 17 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 309.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Barobomun49,730
(8.40%)
43,6632.51%242.50 km2
(93.63 sq mi)
205 per km2
(531 per sq mi)
21
Bayabasmun8,164
(1.38%)
7,7790.92%117.84 km2
(45.50 sq mi)
69 per km2
(179 per sq mi)
7
Bisligcity (CC)94,535
(15.96%)
96,578-0.41%331.80 km2
(128.11 sq mi)
285 per km2
(738 per sq mi)
24
Cagwaitmun20,384
(3.44%)
18,8991.45%214.10 km2
(82.66 sq mi)
95 per km2
(247 per sq mi)
11
Cantilanmun31,492
(5.32%)
30,2310.78%240.10 km2
(92.70 sq mi)
131 per km2
(340 per sq mi)
17
Carmenmun10,347
(1.75%)
10,2870.11%160.01 km2
(61.78 sq mi)
65 per km2
(167 per sq mi)
8
Carrascalmun22,479
(3.80%)
16,5296.03%265.80 km2
(102.63 sq mi)
85 per km2
(219 per sq mi)
14
Cortesmun15,912
(2.69%)
15,5410.45%127.08 km2
(49.07 sq mi)
125 per km2
(324 per sq mi)
12
Hinatuanmun39,842
(6.73%)
38,7310.54%299.10 km2
(115.48 sq mi)
133 per km2
(345 per sq mi)
24
Lanuzamun12,001
(2.03%)
11,8570.23%290.60 km2
(112.20 sq mi)
41 per km2
(107 per sq mi)
13
Liangamun29,493
(4.98%)
28,9050.38%161.12 km2
(62.21 sq mi)
183 per km2
(474 per sq mi)
13
Lingigmun31,485
(5.32%)
31,544-0.04%305.17 km2
(117.83 sq mi)
103 per km2
(267 per sq mi)
18
Madridmun15,223
(2.57%)
14,8880.42%141.20 km2
(54.52 sq mi)
108 per km2
(279 per sq mi)
14
Marihatagmun18,518
(3.13%)
17,9260.62%312.50 km2
(120.66 sq mi)
59 per km2
(153 per sq mi)
12
San Agustinmun22,779
(3.85%)
20,6551.88%277.28 km2
(107.06 sq mi)
82 per km2
(213 per sq mi)
13
San Miguelmun39,340
(6.64%)
36,2871.55%558.00 km2
(215.45 sq mi)
71 per km2
(183 per sq mi)
18
Tagbinamun38,833
(6.56%)
34,8122.10%343.49 km2
(132.62 sq mi)
113 per km2
(293 per sq mi)
25
Tagomun35,329
(5.97%)
33,9930.74%253.28 km2
(97.79 sq mi)
139 per km2
(361 per sq mi)
24
Tandagcity (CC), capital56,364
(9.52%)
52,1141.50%291.73 km2
(112.64 sq mi)
193 per km2
(500 per sq mi)
21
Surigao del Sur Total592,250561,2191.03%4,932.70 km2
(1,904.53 sq mi)
120 per km2
(311 per sq mi)
309
Historical population

The population of Surigao del Sur grew from 165,016 in 1960 to 592,250 in 2015, an increase of 427,234 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.03%, or an increase of 31,031 people, from the previous population of 561,219 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 242,346
1918 Dec 3155,4211.71%
1939 Jan 199,9812.99%
1948 Oct 1109,9490.98%
1960 Feb 15165,0163.63%
1970 May 6258,6804.50%
1975 May 1302,3053.18%
1980 May 1377,6474.55%
1990 May 1452,0981.82%
1995 Sep 1471,2630.78%
2000 May 1501,8081.36%
2007 Aug 1545,9021.17%
2010 May 1561,2191.01%
2015 Aug 1592,2501.03%

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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