Map of the Philippines with Agusan del Norte highlighted
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Founded||June 17, 1967|
|Capital||Cabadbaran City ‡
Seat of government:
|• Type||Province of the Philippines|
|• Governor||Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba (Liberal)|
|• Vice Governor||Ramon AG Bungabong (Liberal)|
|• Total||2,730.24 km2(1,054.15 sq mi)|
|Area rank||48th out of 81|
|Excluding Butuan City|
|• Rank||63rd out of 81|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||63rd out of 81|
|Excluding Butuan City|
|• Independent cities||1|
|• Component cities||1|
including independent cities:252
|• Districts||1st and 2nd districts of Agusan del Norte (shared with Butuan City)|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|ZIP code||8600 to 8611|
|ISO 3166 code||PH-AGN|
|Spoken languages||Cebuano, Tagalog,English, Surigaonon|
As per RA 8811, Cabadbaran is the officially-designated capital of the province. However, the provincial government still holds office in Butuan City, pending the actual transfer of provincial offices to the new capital.
Agusan del Norte (Tagalog: Hilagang Agusan, Cebuano: Amihanang Agusan) is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga, aregion in Mindanao. Its capital is Cabadbaran City and it borders Surigao del Norte to the north, Surigao del Sur to the east, Agusan del Sur to the south, and Misamis Oriental to the west. It faces Butuan Bay, part of the Bohol Sea, to the northwest.
In 1942, the Japanese Imperial forces landed in Northern Agusan.
In 1945, Filipino soldiers of the 6th, 10th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 107th and 110th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the 10th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary together with the recognized Agusan guerrilla fighter units against the Japanese forces beginning the liberation in Northern Agusan during World War II.
During World War II, a unit of the joint Philippine-American defense force were located at Manot, Talacogon, in the interior of the Agusan Valley.
Created by Republic Act 4979 from Agusan province.
On August 16, 2000, the seat of provincial government was transferred from Butuan City to Cabadbaran by virtue of Republic Act 8811, although the province is yet to complete the transfer of provincial services and functions to the new capital.
Located in the northeastern part of Mindanao, it is bounded on the north by Butuan Bay and Surigao del Norte; east by Surigao del Sur; west by Misamis Oriental; and south and southeast by Agusan del Sur. Agusan del Norte occupies a total land area of 2,730.24 square kilometres (1,054.15 sq mi). When Butuan City is included for geographical purposes, the province's land area is 3,546.86 square kilometres (1,369.45 sq mi).
Agusan del Norte is divided into 10 municipalities and 1 component city. The highly urbanized city of Butuan, being geographically located in Agusan del Norte, is traditionally grouped with the province, although it is governed independently from it. Cabadbaran City is the officially-designated capital of the province per Republic Act 8811, which has a total of 31 barangays, an area of 21,444 hectares (52,990 acres), population of 69,241, and population density of 323 per km².
|Butuan City||Highly urbanized city
(only geographically within province)
|Cabadbaran City||Component city||31||214.44||69,241||322.9|
|Remedios T. Romualdez||Municipality||8||79.15||15,735||198.8|
|Population census of Agusan del Norte|
Excluding Butuan City
Source: National Statistics Office
The population of Agusan del Norte (excluding Butuan City) was 314,027 at the 2007 census, and 332,487 in the 2010 census, making it the country's 63rd most populous province. The population density is 120 inhabitants per square kilometre (310/sq mi).
When Butuan City is included for geographical purposes, the province's population is 642,196 people, with a density of 181 inhabitants per square kilometre (470/sq mi).
The economy of Agusan del Norte is dominantly agricultural, and it is one of the nation's leading producers of rice.
The province of Agusan del Norte has many beautiful beaches in Cabdbaran City and the towns of Carmen, Buenavista, and Nasipit. It also has Mount Hilong-Hilong in Cabadbaran, one of the tallest in Agusan del Norte.
From the top of Prayer Mountain (Mount Pongkay), you can see the beautiful place of Cabadbaran like the buildings, churches, sea, rivers, etc.