Mainit, Surigao del Norte


Mainit, Surigao del Norte
Municipality of Mainit
Lungsod nan Mainit
Bayan ng Mainit

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Map of Surigao del Norte showing the location of Municipality of Mainit
Coordinates: 8°57′N 125°32′E / 8.95°N 125.533°E / 8.95; 125.533
Country Philippines
Region Region XIII
Province Surigao del Norte (Seat of Government)
Districts Second District of Surigao del Norte
Barangays 21
Official Languages Cebuano, Surigaonon Widely Spoken, Filipino, English
Class 4th Class Municipality
Government
 - Mayor Ramon B. Mondano (2007-Present)
 - Vice Mayor Rogelio M. Gatpolintan (2010-Present)
 - Congress Guillermo A. Romarate, Jr. (2007-Present)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8407
Patron Saint San Nicolas
Membership Lake Mainit Development Alliance
Website http://mainitsurigao.wordpress.com

Mainit is a 4th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. It is situated by Lake Mainit in the northeastern part of Mindanao. The word "mainit" literally means "hot". According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 23,417 people in 4,621 households.

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Barangays

Mainit is politically subdivided into 21 barangays. In 1956, the sitios of Magpayang and Siana were elevated as barrios.[1]

  • Binga
  • Bobona-on
  • Cantugas
  • Dayano
  • Mabini
  • Magpayang
  • Magsaysay (Pob.)
  • Mansayao
  • Marayag
  • Matin-ao
  • Paco
  • Quezon (Pob.)
  • Roxas
  • San Francisco
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • Siana
  • Silop
  • Tagbuyawan
  • Tapi-an
  • Tolingon

History

The first inhabitants of Mainit settled near Lake Mainit in what is now barangay San Isidro. It was believed that the constant harassment of pirates forced the original settlers to move to the present town site.

Mainit was made into a barrio in 1904 under the Municipality of Placer. In 1906, it became a Municipality of Agusan Province but after six months, Mainit was returned to the Province of Surigao del Norte and its status was reverted to being a barangay of Placer. Mainit was finally made into a municipality in Jan. 1, 1931 by virtue of Executive Order 290 dated December 27, 1930 signed by Governor-General Dwight F. Davis.

Two of Mainit’s barangay was made into a Municipality: Tubod in 1958 and Alegria in 1968.

Mainit got its name from the hot sulfuric spring which flows to the river the “Mapaso Hot Spring”. Mapaso literally is “hot”. [2]

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Coordinates: 9°32′06″N 125°31′23″E / 9.535°N 125.523°E / 9.535; 125.523


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