Surigao Del Sur History, Geography, Economy

Surigao Del Sur is a province of Caraga Region or Region 13 located in Northeastern Mindanao Island, Philippines.

Surigao Del Sur History
Surigao Del Sur Provincial Capitol (Photo Credit: Gundamize from Wiki Commons)

Profile of Surigao Del Sur Province (Geography)
Location –> Caraga Region in Northeastern Mindanao, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Surigao Del Norte, Davao Oriental, Agusan Del Norte, Agusan Del Sur
Capital –> Tandag City
Area –> 4,932.70 km2 (1,904.53 sq mi)
Population –> 592,250 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture, Mining, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Coconut, Fish
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Surigaonon, Manobo, Mamanua
Cities –> Bislig, Tandag
Municipalities (Towns) –> Barobo, Bayabas, Cagwait, Cantilan, Carmen, Carrascal, Cortes, Hinatuan, Lanuza, Lianga, Lingig, Madrid, Marihatag, San Agustin, San Miguel, Tagbina, Tago

Government Officials
Representative (1st District) –> Prospero A. Pichay, Jr.
Representative (2nd District) –> Johnny Ty-Pimentel
Governor –> Alexander Ty Pimentel
Predecessor –> Manuel O. Alameda, Sr.
Vice Governor –> Librado C. Navarro
Predecessor –> Eleonor Momo
Provincial Board Members (Sangguniang Panlalawigan or SP Members)
First District:
Ruel Momo
Glenn Plaza
Manuel Alameda Sr.
Henrich Pimentel
Valerio Montesclaros Jr.
Second District:
Conrad Cejoco
Margarita Garay
Gines Ricky Sayawan Sr.
Raul Millan
Raineria Nazareno

Surigao Del Sur History

During the Spanish period, the area covered by Surigao Del Sur was part of the “Distrito De Surigao” which was created in 1860. On June 19, 1960, Surigao Del Sur was created with the enactment of Republic Act 2786 which split the historical Surigao Province into two: del Norte and del Sur. The following year, Vicente L. Pimentel, Sr. was elected as the first congressman of the independent Surigao del Sur.

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Economy of Surigao Del Sur Province

Surigao Del Sur is primarily an agricultural province where rice, corn, coconut, abaca, and fish are the main products. with its many natural attractions, tourism is fast becoming an important industry especially in the city of Bislig and the town of Hinatuan.

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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region

Map of Province

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