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Nasipit, officially the Municipality of Nasipit, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Nasipit; Tagalog: Bayan ng Nasipit), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 41,957 people.[3]

Municipality of Nasipit
Aerial view
Aerial view
Official seal of Nasipit
Map of Agusan del Norte with Nasipit highlighted
Map of Agusan del Norte with Nasipit highlighted
Nasipit is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°59′N 125°20′E / 8.99°N 125.34°E / 8.99; 125.34Coordinates: 8°59′N 125°20′E / 8.99°N 125.34°E / 8.99; 125.34
Country Philippines
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
District2nd District
MunicipalityAugust 1, 1929
Barangays19 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorEnrico R. Corvera
 • Vice MayorLeonardo C. Beniga
 • CongressmanMa. Angelica Rosedell A. Matba
 • Electorate25,926 voters (2016)
 • Total144.4 km2 (55.8 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total41,957
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)85
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)126.6 million  (2016)
Native languagesAgusan language
Patron saintSaint Michael, the Archangel

The Port of Nasipit is the major seaport or base port in Agusan del Norte. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) assigned PMO Nasipit as an International Base port.[4][full citation needed]


The recorded history of Nasipit can be traced back to as early as 1880s when it was declared as a pueblo by the Spanish colonizers. According to townsfolk, its name may have been derived from an incident where a native, immediately after being bitten by a crab, was asked the name of the place by an immigrant. Misunderstanding the question, the native answered na-si-pit meaning "bitten by a crab". Since then, the town became known as Nasipit.

Nasipit was officially separated from the municipality of Butuan on August 1, 1929. It became a municipality by virtue of Executive Order No. 181 issued by Acting Governor General of the Philippines Eugene Allen Gilmore. A proposal to change its name to Aurora was initiated by then Governor Teofisto Guingona Sr., but due to the strong opposition from townsfolk, the name Nasipit was retained.

In 1949, the barrios of Carmen, Tagcatong, Cahayagan and San Agustin were separated from Nasipit and constituted into the new town of Carmen by virtue of Republic Act No. 380 which was approved on June 15, 1949.[5]


Nasipit is located at 8°59′N 125°20′E / 8.99°N 125.34°E / 8.99; 125.34.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 144.4 square kilometres (55.8 sq mi)[2] constituting 5.29% of the 2,730.24-square-kilometre- (1,054.15 sq mi) total area of Agusan del Norte.

Nasipit occupies the north-western portion of the province. It is bounded in the east and south by Buenavista, west by Carmen, and north by the Butuan Bay. It is 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of Butuan and 175 kilometres (109 mi) north-east of Cagayan de Oro. The town is accessible by sea through the inter-island vessels docking in the Nasipit International Seaport, to destinations such as Manila, Cebu, Bohol, and Cagayan de Oro.


Nasipit is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.[6] Of these, 5 are urban and 14 are rural. Of the 19 barangays, 9 are coastal: Cubi–Cubi, Ata–Atahon, Punta, Barangay 1 Apagan (Poblacion), Talisay (home to the Port of Nasipit), Santa Ana, Camagong, Amontay and Aclan.

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
160209001 Aclan 5.6% 2,354 2,217 1.15%
160209002 Amontay 4.4% 1,840 1,658 2.00%
160209004 Ata-atahon 4.3% 1,820 1,614 2.31%
160209010 Barangay 1 (Poblacion) 2.6% 1,108 1,159 −0.85%
160209011 Barangay 2 (Poblacion) 2.9% 1,197 1,216 −0.30%
160209012 Barangay 3 (Poblacion) 2.0% 841 969 −2.66%
160209013 Barangay 4 (Poblacion) 1.7% 731 822 −2.21%
160209014 Barangay 5 (Poblacion) 3.0% 1,270 1,506 −3.19%
160209015 Barangay 6 (Poblacion) 3.1% 1,319 1,466 −1.99%
160209016 Barangay 7 (Poblacion) 4.7% 1,976 1,636 3.66%
160209005 Camagong 12.4% 5,204 4,917 1.09%
160209006 Cubi-Cubi 3.2% 1,338 1,291 0.68%
160209007 Culit 7.2% 3,039 3,074 −0.22%
160209008 Jaguimitan 3.9% 1,647 1,374 3.51%
160209009 Kinabjangan 8.9% 3,714 3,591 0.64%
160209017 Punta 8.8% 3,685 3,613 0.38%
160209018 Santa Ana 5.5% 2,307 2,110 1.71%
160209019 Talisay 8.9% 3,729 3,668 0.31%
160209020 Triangulo 6.8% 2,838 2,762 0.52%
Total 41,957 40,663 0.60%


YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 611—    
1939 8,529+7.60%
1948 12,502+4.34%
1960 14,996+1.53%
1970 23,306+4.50%
1975 25,289+1.65%
1980 29,905+3.41%
1990 34,084+1.32%
1995 34,255+0.09%
2000 35,817+0.96%
2007 38,096+0.85%
2010 40,663+2.40%
2015 41,957+0.60%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Nasipit had a population of 41,957.[3] The population density was 290 inhabitants per square kilometre (750/sq mi).


Municipal Hall

Nasipit was identified by the Caraga Regional Development Council (Caraga RDC) through Resolution Number 44 Series of 1996, as the Regional Agri-Industrial Growth Center (RAGC) of the Caraga Region. The municipality's identification as the RAGC and its inclusion in the Agusan Norte Special Economic Zone (ANSEZ) can be attributed to the establishment of the Nasipit Agusan del Norte Industrial Estate (NANIE). Covering a total of 296.9 hectares (734 acres) and located within barangays Camagong and Talisay, the proposed estate is envisaged to be an industrial nucleus or manufacturing center in the province where industrial plants, bonded warehouses, container yards and other industrial facilities will be located and made available to investors.


Facade of the Saint Michael the Archangel Parish

Town fiestaEdit

Nasipit celebrates its annual fiesta every 29 September in honor to the town’s patron saint, St. Michael, the Archangel, which includes thanksgiving mass and parade before the day of fiesta activities.

Araw ng NasipitEdit

Araw ng Nasipit (Day of Nasipit) - the day commemorating the townhood anniversary of Nasipit from 1929 after it was a barrio of Butuan

Saint Michael the Archangel Parish ChurchEdit

Located at the heart of the town, it was built by MSC or Dutch Priests during 60’s[clarification needed]. Recently, the altar of the church was constructed on its new image.


Nasipit can be accessed through the Mindanao Pan-Philippine Highway.


  • Bancasi Airport of Butuan
  • Laguindingan Airport of Cagayan de Oro

PAL and Cebu Pacific have daily flights from Manila to Butuan and vice versa.

An international tanker ship "Amazona" docking at Nasipit harbor.


Through the Port of Nasipit, there are several major shipping lines serving the Manila and Cebu routes: 2GO Travel, Carlos A. Gothong Shipping Lines, Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation aka Sulpicio Lines, Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc., and Trans-Asia Shipping Lines. The Philippine Coast Guard — CG Detachment Nasipit is located at the Port of Nasipit near the Nasipit SeaPort Terminal.


Nasipit can be reached by riding jeepney, van, multicabs and buses from Butuan in 45 minutes, and 4 hours to 5 hours by bus from Cagayan de Oro. The public mode of transportation in Nasipit is by tricycle similar in Butuan.


Aerial view of the Saint Joseph Institute of Technology Cubi-Cubi Campus

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Aclan Elementary School
  • Amontay Elementary School
  • Ata-Atahon Elementary School
  • Camagong Elementary School
  • Cubi-Cubi Elementary School
  • Culit Elementary School
  • Jaguimitan Elementary School
  • Kinabjangan Central Elementary School - East Central
  • Nasipit Central Elementary School - West Central
  • Northwestern Agusan Colleges
  • Punta Elementary School
  • Saint Michael College of Caraga
  • Santa Ana Elementary School
  • Talisay Elementary School
  • Triangulo Elementary School

High schools and collegesEdit

  • Saint Michael College of Caraga
  • Ata-atahon National High School
  • Culit National High School
  • Jaguimitan National High School
  • Nasipit National High School (NNHS/IS)
  • Nasipit National Vocational School
  • Northwestern Agusan Colleges
  • Pacifican Institute of Agusan


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Agusan del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 380 - Act Creating the Municipality of Carmen in the Province of Agusan". 15 June 1949. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Municipal: Nasipit". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Agusan del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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