Surigao Del Norte

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Surigao del Norte is a group of islands at the rim of the Asian continental shelf. It is one of the four provinces of the newly created Caraga Region 13.

The province is blessed with long stretches of white sand beaches, enchanting rock formations, mysterious caves, and vast mangrove forests. The strong waves in Siargao Island has made the province the Surfing Capital of the Philippines.

Once a quiet and pristine place, Surigao del Norte's rural charm now caught the fancy of local and foreign tourists who frequent the province's numerous islands. Over the years, Surigao del Norte has indeed become a shangri-la for visitors from all over the world, especially for surfers and body boarders.

GEOGRAPHY

Surigao del Norte is located at the northeastern part of Mindanao between 125º15' to 126º15' east longitude and 9º18' to 10º30' north latitude. It is bounded on the north and east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur, and on the west by the Surigao Strait. It is one of the four provinces of the Caraga Region.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

The province is composed of 27 municipalities, one city, and 435 barangays, and it is politically divided into two congressional districts. District I comprises the islands of Dinagat, Siargao, and Bucas Grande, which has 16 municipalities. District II includes Surigao City, the provincial capital, and 11 mainland municipalities.

POPULATION

Per NSO Survey, the province's total population is 481,416 with an annual average growth rate of 1.71%. Population density is 175 persons per square kilometer.

LANGUAGE/DIALECT

Surigaonon, Cebuano, Boholano, Tagalog, and English are the major dialects and languages spoken in the province.

CLIMATE

The province falls under the type II climate characterized by no pronounced dry season but with a very pronounced maximum period from November to January. It has a total annual rainfall of 3,949.43 mm. Temperature ranges from a low of 21.1ºC to a high of 35ºC in June.

INDUSTRIES

There are six mining companies operating in the province. Majority of the stakeholders are Filipinos. Manila Mining Corporation has the widest mining area, at 6,426 hectares, followed by Taganito Mining Company, at 4,966 hectares. Others include the Hinatuan Mining Corporation (1,230 ha.), Pacific Cement Company (1.063 ha.), Cagdianao Mining Corporation (697 ha.), and Krominco Inc. (729 ha.).

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  • MUTYA NG CARAGA

    Urios College Gym, Butuan City

    February 20

  • BUTUAN-CHINA TRADE MISSION

    Butuan City

    March 17

  • FIRST EASTER MASS CELEBRATION

    Butuan City

    March 31

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  • BALANGAY FESTIVAL

    Butuan City

    May 1- 31

  • GLOBAL BALIK-BUTUAN PROGRAM

    Butuan City

    May 9-22

  • PAUKYABAN FESTIVAL

    Butuan City

    May 11-30

  • BANWAHON FESTIVAL

    Barangay Mat-i, Surigao City

    May 20

  • BALIK-BUTUAN

    Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

    May 1-31

  • BILANG-BILANG ABAYAN FESTIVAL

    Balangay Taft, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

    June 01

  • SAKAY-SAKAY ABAYAN (FLUVIAL PROCESSION)

    Barangay Taft, Surigao City

    June 1

  • ARAW NG AGUSAN DEL NORTE

    Agusan del Norte

    June 12- June 17

  • TOURISM CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK

    Butuan City

    July 26- August 2

  • ABAYAN FESTIVAL

    Butuan City

    July 31

  • ADLAW HONG BUTUAN

    Butuan City

    August 2

  • PALAGSING FESTIVAL

    Butuan City

    August 2

  • TILAW SA PAGKAONG NAN SURIGAONON FOOD FESTIVAL

    Surigao City,Surigao del Norte

    August 29-31

  • BANOK-BANOK MARADJAO KARADJAO FESTIVAL (STREET PAGEANTRY)

    Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

    September 10

  • SURIGAO CITY FIESTA (SAN NICOLAS DE TOLENTINO-PATRON SAINT)

    Surigao City

    September 10

  • KINILAW FESTIVAL

    Surigao City

    October 2

  • BATTLE OF SURIGAO STRAIT

    Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

    October 25

  • PASKUHAN

    Luneta Park, Surigao City and Provincial Gym, Surigao del Norte

    November 1- December 24

  • LIGHT UP BUTUAN FOR CHRISTMAS

    Butuan City

    December 1- December 31