Agusan del Norte


Agusan del Norte

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

Infobox Philippine province
name = Agusan del Norte
sealfile = Ph_seal_agusan_del_norte.png region = Caraga (Region XIII)
capital = Cabadbaran City
founded =
pop2000 = 552,849
pop2000rank = 47th largest
popden2000 = 213
popden2000rank = 39th highest
areakm2 = 2,590
arearank = 28th smallest
hucities = 1
componentcities= 1
municipalities = 10
barangays = 265
districts = 1
languages = Cebuano, Butuanon
governor = Erlpe John M. Amante (Kampi)
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_map_agusan_del_norte.png

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 dominantly agricultural, and it is the nation's leading producer of rice.

Geography

Political

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

Butuan City (2007 population 298,000) is geographically located in Agusan del Norte but administratively independent of it due to its "highly-urbanized" status

Physical

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

In 1942, the Japanese Impeerial forces landed in Northern Agusan.

In 1945, from the defenders of landed to the Filipino soldiers together with the Filipino guerrillas against the Japanese forces beginning the liberation in Northern Agusan during World War II.

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.

External links

* [http://www.geocities.com/lppsec/pp/agusannorte.htm Agusan del Norte provincial profile at Philippine Provincial Profiles]
* [http://www2.mozcom.com/~pgoadn The Official Website of the Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte]
* [http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Cyprus/8446 More info about Agusan del Norte at the Agusan–Surigao Historical Archive]
* [http://www.batch2006.com/mindanao/visit_agusan-del-norte_province.htm More photo and info of Agusan del Norte]


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