Surigao del Sur

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Surigao del Sur
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
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 / km2 (311 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 592,250. This represented 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 these figures, the population density is computed at 120 inhabitants per square kilometer or 311 inhabitants per square mile.

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

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Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Barobomunicipality49,73043,6632.51%242.50 km2 (93.63 sq mi)205 / km2 (531 / sq mi)21
Bayabasmunicipality8,1647,7790.92%117.84 km2 (45.50 sq mi)69 / km2 (179 / sq mi)7
Bisligcity (CC)94,53596,578-0.41%331.80 km2 (128.11 sq mi)285 / km2 (738 / sq mi)24
Cagwaitmunicipality20,38418,8991.45%214.10 km2 (82.66 sq mi)95 / km2 (247 / sq mi)11
Cantilanmunicipality31,49230,2310.78%240.10 km2 (92.70 sq mi)131 / km2 (340 / sq mi)17
Carmenmunicipality10,34710,2870.11%160.01 km2 (61.78 sq mi)65 / km2 (167 / sq mi)8
Carrascalmunicipality22,47916,5296.03%265.80 km2 (102.63 sq mi)85 / km2 (219 / sq mi)14
Cortesmunicipality15,91215,5410.45%127.08 km2 (49.07 sq mi)125 / km2 (324 / sq mi)12
Hinatuanmunicipality39,84238,7310.54%299.10 km2 (115.48 sq mi)133 / km2 (345 / sq mi)24
Lanuzamunicipality12,00111,8570.23%290.60 km2 (112.20 sq mi)41 / km2 (107 / sq mi)13
Liangamunicipality29,49328,9050.38%161.12 km2 (62.21 sq mi)183 / km2 (474 / sq mi)13
Lingigmunicipality31,48531,544-0.04%305.17 km2 (117.83 sq mi)103 / km2 (267 / sq mi)18
Madridmunicipality15,22314,8880.42%141.20 km2 (54.52 sq mi)108 / km2 (279 / sq mi)14
Marihatagmunicipality18,51817,9260.62%312.50 km2 (120.66 sq mi)59 / km2 (153 / sq mi)12
San Agustinmunicipality22,77920,6551.88%277.28 km2 (107.06 sq mi)82 / km2 (213 / sq mi)13
San Miguelmunicipality39,34036,2871.55%558.00 km2 (215.45 sq mi)71 / km2 (183 / sq mi)18
Tagbinamunicipality38,83334,8122.10%343.49 km2 (132.62 sq mi)113 / km2 (293 / sq mi)25
Tagomunicipality35,32933,9930.74%253.28 km2 (97.79 sq mi)139 / km2 (361 / sq mi)24
Tandagcity (CC), capital56,36452,1141.50%291.73 km2 (112.64 sq mi)193 / km2 (500 / sq mi)21
Surigao del Sur Total592,250561,2191.03%4,932.70 km2 (1,904.53 sq mi)120 / km2 (311 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
42,346
55,4211.71%
99,9812.99%
109,9490.98%
165,0163.63%
258,6804.50%
302,3053.18%
377,6474.55%
452,0981.82%
471,2630.78%
501,8081.36%
545,9021.17%
561,2191.01%
592,2501.03%

National roads

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

Primary Roads

  • Junction Lingig-Trento Road

Secondary Roads

  • NRJ Barobo-Agusan del Sur Boundary Road
  • Payasan-Los Arcos Road
  • Surigao-Davao Coastal Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Aras-asan Diversion Road
  • Junction Gamut-San Miguel Bayugan Road
  • San Agustin Diversion Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 592,250, ranked 49 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,904.53 square kilometers, ranked 23 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 120 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 64 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.03%, ranked 67 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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