Caraga (Region XIII)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Caraga
Typeregion
Island groupMindanao
Provinces5
Cities6
Municipalities67
Barangays1,311
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Bohol Sea, Surigao Strait
Population (2015)2,596,709

Caraga, officially designated as Region XIII, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the northeastern section of Mindanao. It covers 5 provinces, namely, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur, as well as 1 highly urbanized city. The regional center is the City of Butuan.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,596,709. This represented 10.76% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 2.57% of the entire population of the Philippines.

Map

Caraga is bordered, clockwise from the North, by the Surigao Strait, Leyte Gulf, Philippine Sea, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, Butuan Bay, and the Bohol Sea.

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Map of CaragaMap of Caraga highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesAgusan del NorteAgusan del SurDinagat IslandsSurigao del NorteSurigao del SurButuan, a highly urbanized city and the regional center

Local government units

Caraga has 5 provinces, 67 municipalities, and 6 cities (1 of which is a highly urbanized city administered independently from any province). The total number of barangays in the region is 1,311.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2City countMun countBrgy count
Agusan del Norteprovince354,503332,4871.23%3,546.86100110167
Butuancity (HUC), regional center337,063309,7091.62%816.6241386
Agusan del Surprovince700,653656,4181.25%9,989.5270113314
Surigao del Norteprovince485,088442,5881.76%1,972.93246120335
Surigao del Surprovince592,250561,2191.03%4,932.70120217309
Dinagat Islandsprovince127,152126,8030.05%1,036.3412307100
Caraga Total2,596,7092,429,2241.28%no datano data6671,311

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Caraga is 5 to 9, with 303,451 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 20,248 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 158,211
1 to 4250,840
5 to 9303,451
10 to 14289,914
15 to 19264,849
20 to 24232,683
25 to 29203,151
30 to 34167,959
35 to 39151,924
40 to 44138,453
45 to 49129,783
50 to 54113,114
55 to 5993,732
60 to 6469,872
65 to 6949,770
70 to 7434,587
75 to 7924,168
80 and over20,248
Total2,596,709

Historical population

The population of Caraga grew from 631,007 in 1960 to 2,596,709 in 2015, an increase of 1,965,702 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.28%, or an increase of 167,485 people, from the previous population of 2,429,224 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
115,112
166,9042.37%
324,9183.39%
391,4001.93%
631,0074.29%
950,1294.08%
1,114,3363.25%
1,371,5124.24%
1,764,2972.55%
1,942,6871.82%
2,095,3671.64%
2,293,3461.25%
2,429,2242.12%
2,596,7091.28%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,596,709, ranked 16 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.28%, ranked 12 out of 17

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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