Profile of Agusan Del Norte (Geography)
Location –> Caraga Region in northeastern Mindanao, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Surigao Del Norte, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Del Sur, and Misamis Oriental
Capital –> Cabadbaran City
Area –> 2,730.24 km2 (1,054.15 sq mi)
Population –> 354,503 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Mountainous and hilly with broad valley bisected by the Agusan River
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism, Plywood Manufacturing
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Coconut, Fish, Plywood
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Surigaonon
Representative (1st District which includes the city of Butuan and the town of Las Nieves) –> Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun
Representative (2nd District covering the municipalities of Buenavista, Carmen, Jabonga, Kitcharao, Magallanes, Nasipit, Remedios T. Romualdez, Santiago, and Tubay) –> Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba
Predecessor –> Erlpe John M. Amante
Governor –> Dale Corvera
Predecessor –> Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba
Vice Governor –> Ramon AG Bungabong
Provincial Board Members (Sangguniang Panlalawigan or SP members)
Virgilio Escasiñas Jr. – 1st District
Francisco Chan Jr. – 2nd District
Elizabeth Marie Calo
Dick Victor Carmona
Agusan Del Norte History
The present territory of Agusan Del Norte was part of the district of Surigao during the Spanish regime. In 1911, the undivided Agusan Province was separated from Surigao by the Americans. On June 17, 1967, the provinces of Agusan Del Norte and Agusan del Sur were created, splitting the huge Agusan Province into two by virtue of Republic Act no. 4979.
Under the 1987 Constitution, the province was apportioned two legislative districts. The first district includes the city of Butuan and the town of Las Nieves while the second district covers the capital city of Cabadbaran and the municipalities of Buenavista, Carmen, Jabonga, Kitcharao, Magallanes, Nasipit, Remedios T. Romualdez, Santiago, and Tubay.
On August 16, 2000, the seat of provincial government was transferred from Butuan to Cabadbaran through Republic Act 8811 although many offices still remained in Butuan.
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Economy of Agusan Del Norte
The economy of Agusan Del Norte is based on agriculture where rice, corn, coconut and fish are the primary products. Manufacturing includes wood products, processing of food and making of handicraft. Tourism is yet to be developed.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
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