Surigao del Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Surigao del Norte
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
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 / km2 (637 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 485,088. This represented 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 these 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.

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Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Alegriamunicipality16,01114,5391.85%65.2824512
Bacuagmunicipality14,48613,2111.77%95.851519
Burgosmunicipality4,0344,058-0.11%19.272096
Clavermunicipality32,77323,7026.36%322.6010214
Dapamunicipality23,78723,4920.24%91.9025929
Del Carmenmunicipality18,39217,1361.36%151.6812120
General Lunamunicipality16,77115,0142.13%41.3040619
Gigaquitmunicipality20,86418,7842.02%138.1115113
Mainitmunicipality26,74125,5960.84%107.7624821
Malimonomunicipality18,05418,316-0.27%80.1322514
Pilarmunicipality9,7529,4560.59%77.1112615
Placermunicipality27,09424,6001.86%61.2944220
San Benitomunicipality5,4045,505-0.35%45.631186
San Franciscomunicipality14,55213,3351.68%56.7225711
San Isidromunicipality7,3256,9730.94%42.0317412
Santa Monicamunicipality8,8088,7150.20%39.1922511
Sisonmunicipality13,15511,3772.80%54.7024012
Socorromunicipality22,31420,3041.81%114.4519514
Surigao Citycity (CC), capital154,137140,5401.77%245.3062854
Tagana-anmunicipality16,42815,3661.28%77.2921314
Tubodmunicipality14,20612,5692.36%45.343139
Surigao del Norte Total485,088442,5881.76%1,972.93246335

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Surigao del Norte for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,005,239,883.81.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009504,464,794.19
2010550,569,594.869.14%
2011687,348,020.1724.84%
2012689,231,718.540.27%
2013717,006,798.174.03%
2014753,176,993.265.04%
2015921,715,478.7922.38%
20161,005,239,883.819.06%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Surigao del Norte is 10 to 14, with 53,668 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 4,256 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 19,729
1 to 443,269
5 to 952,679
10 to 1453,668
15 to 1951,162
20 to 2443,771
25 to 2937,809
30 to 3432,129
35 to 3929,796
40 to 4426,934
45 to 4924,520
50 to 5421,436
55 to 5917,704
60 to 6413,374
65 to 699,992
70 to 747,715
75 to 795,145
80 and over4,256
Total485,088

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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
42,937
66,7432.82%
125,9143.22%
155,0032.16%
172,2200.93%
206,4871.79%
244,6373.46%
284,0723.03%
327,1131.42%
341,6660.82%
374,4651.98%
409,4681.24%
442,5882.87%
485,0881.76%

National roads

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

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (Lipata-Surigao Section)
  • Daang Maharlika (Surigao-Agusan Section)

Secondary Roads

  • Dapa-Gen. Luna Road
  • Dapa-Junction Cancohoy Road
  • Sayak Airport
  • Surigao Wharf Road
  • Surigao-Davao Coastal Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Bad-as Cadre Road
  • Dapa-Union-Gen. Luna Road
  • Junction Cancohoy-Del Carmen Road
  • Junction Cancohoy-Pilar Road
  • Junction Capalayan-Cabongbongan Road
  • Junction del Carmen-Santa Monica-San Isidro Road
  • Junction National Road-Antipolo-Tuboran-Quezon-Mabini Road
  • Junction OsmeƱa-Pilar Road
  • Magpayang-Mainit Road
  • Quezon-Mapawa-Capalayan-Espina-Navarro Road
  • Socorro-Nueva Estrella-Brgy. Pamosaingan Road
  • Surigao Airport Road
  • Surigao City-San Juan Coastal Road
  • Surigao-Davao Bacuag By-Pass Road
  • Surigao-Davao Placer By-Pass Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 485,088, ranked 57 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 761.75 square kilometers, ranked 65 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 246 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 33 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.76%, ranked 21 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 annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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