Agusan del Norte

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Agusan del Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Caraga region in Mindanao. Its capital is Butuan 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.


Province of Agusan del Norte
Landmarks
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Seal
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Location
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Government
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Governor Erlpe John M. Amante
Barangays 265
Physical characteristics
Area 2,590 km²
(28th smallest)
Population
Total (2000) 552,849
(47th largest)
Density 213/km²
(39th highest)


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Demographics

The population of Agusan del Norte is 552,849 as of the 2000 census, making it the country's 47th most populous province. The population density is 213 persons per km².

Economy

The economy of Agusan del Norte is predominantly agricultural, and it is the nation's leading producer of rice.

Politics

Agusan del Norte is divided into 1 city and 10 municipalities:

City/Municipality No. of
Barangays
Area
(km²)
Population
(2000)
Pop. density
(per km²)
Buenavista
Cabadbaran City
Carmen
Jabonga
Kitcharao
Las Nieves
Magallanes
Nasipit
Remedios T. Romualdez
Santiago
Tubay

Geography

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 southwest by Agusan del Sur. Agusan del Norte occupies a total land area of 2,503.9 sq. kilometers.

History

Agusan del Norte was created from Agusan Province by Republic Act 4979. On August 16, 2000, the seat of provincial government was transferred from Butuan City to Cabadbaran by virtue of Republic Act 8811.

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