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), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Barobomunicipality49,73043,6632.51%242.5020521
Bayabasmunicipality8,1647,7790.92%117.84697
Bisligcity (CC)94,53596,578-0.41%331.8028524
Cagwaitmunicipality20,38418,8991.45%214.109511
Cantilanmunicipality31,49230,2310.78%240.1013117
Carmenmunicipality10,34710,2870.11%160.01658
Carrascalmunicipality22,47916,5296.03%265.808514
Cortesmunicipality15,91215,5410.45%127.0812512
Hinatuanmunicipality39,84238,7310.54%299.1013324
Lanuzamunicipality12,00111,8570.23%290.604113
Liangamunicipality29,49328,9050.38%161.1218313
Lingigmunicipality31,48531,544-0.04%305.1710318
Madridmunicipality15,22314,8880.42%141.2010814
Marihatagmunicipality18,51817,9260.62%312.505912
San Agustinmunicipality22,77920,6551.88%277.288213
San Miguelmunicipality39,34036,2871.55%558.007118
Tagbinamunicipality38,83334,8122.10%343.4911325
Tagomunicipality35,32933,9930.74%253.2813924
Tandagcity (CC), capital56,36452,1141.50%291.7319321
Surigao del Sur Total592,250561,2191.03%4,932.70120309

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Surigao del Sur for the fiscal year of 2016 was 1,161,096,172.49.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
2009676,729,644.92
2010734,312,285.008.51%
2011773,907,429.025.39%
2012745,011,342.95-3.73%
2013867,790,727.5616.48%
2014935,960,217.597.86%
20151,044,476,641.2811.59%
20161,161,096,172.4911.17%

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  • 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 Sur is 5 to 9, with 68,347 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 5,255 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 113,339
1 to 456,471
5 to 968,347
10 to 1465,438
15 to 1960,692
20 to 2452,058
25 to 2944,505
30 to 3437,552
35 to 3934,193
40 to 4431,438
45 to 4930,131
50 to 5426,695
55 to 5922,357
60 to 6417,137
65 to 6912,233
70 to 748,489
75 to 795,920
80 and over5,255
Total592,250

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 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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