Comprehensive Guide to Agusan del Norte

Agusan del Norte is a province in the Caraga region of the Philippines. Its official capital is the city of Cabadbaran, but several government offices are located in the city of Butuan. The province is bordered on the northwest by Butuan Bay; northeast by Surigao del Norte; mid-east by Surigao del Sur; southeast by Agusan del Sur, and southwest by Misamis Oriental.

An Overview of Agusan del Norte

Cities: Agusan del Norte comprises 10 municipalities and 1 component city. The city of Cabadbaran is the officially designated capital of the province. The highly urbanized city of Butuan is geographically within but administratively independent from the province. The municipalities include Buenavista, Carmen, Jabonga, Kitcharao, Las Nieves, Magallanes, Nasipit, Remedios T. Romualdez, Santiago, and Tubay.

Land Area: The province has a total land area of 2,730.24 square kilometers or 1,054.15 square miles. If Butuan is included for geographical purposes, the province’s land area is 3,546.86 square kilometers or 1,369.45 square miles.

Population: As of the 2020 census, the population of Agusan del Norte was 387,503 people, making it the country’s 64th most populous province. It had a density of 140 inhabitants per square kilometer or 360 inhabitants per square mile. When the highly urbanized city of Butuan is included for geographical purposes, the province’s population is 691,566 people.

Economic Situation: The economy of the province is dominantly agricultural, major crops of which include rice, corn, coconut, abaca, banana, and mango. Agusan del Norte is also home to the 24.9 MW Lake Mainit Hydro Power Plant that serves the province.

Exploring the Cities of Agusan del Norte


Butuan, officially the City of Butuan, is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the region of Caraga, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 337,063 people. It serves as the regional center of Caraga and is located at the northeastern part of the Agusan Valley, Mindanao, sprawling across the Agusan River. It is bounded to the north, west and south by Agusan del Norte, to the east by Agusan del Sur and to the northwest by Butuan Bay.

The total land area of the city is 816.62 square kilometers. The city’s economy is based on agriculture, forestry, and fishing. The major crops include rice, corn, bananas, coconuts, abaca, and ramie. The city is also known for its gold mining activities due to its location within the “Mining Belt” of Mindanao.

As for the real estate market, the city is experiencing a boom with the rise of condominiums, apartments, hotels, shopping malls, and other commercial establishments. The city’s real estate market is driven by the growing demand for residential and commercial spaces, particularly in the city center and major thoroughfares. The city government is also actively promoting Butuan as an ideal investment destination, which is expected to further boost the real estate market in the city.

Source: wikipedia

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