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San Agustin, officially the Municipality of San Agustin, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 22,779 people.[3]

San Agustin
Municipality of San Agustin
Britania Islets at the Lianga Bay in San Agustin
Britania Islets at the Lianga Bay in San Agustin
Nickname(s): 
Heart of Surigao del Sur
Map of Surigao del Sur with San Agustin highlighted
Map of Surigao del Sur with San Agustin highlighted
San Agustin is located in Philippines
San Agustin
San Agustin
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°44′37″N 126°13′17″E / 8.743664°N 126.221433°E / 8.743664; 126.221433Coordinates: 8°44′37″N 126°13′17″E / 8.743664°N 126.221433°E / 8.743664; 126.221433
Country Philippines
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Sur
District1st District
Barangays13 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorLibertad O. Alameda
 • Vice MayorMamerta P. Milo
 • CongressmanProspero A. Pichay Jr.
 • Electorate12,762 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total277.28 km2 (107.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total22,779
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
8305
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)86
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)93,840,535.16 (2016)
Native languagesSurigaonon
Agusan language
Cebuano
Kamayo
Tagalog
Websitewww.sanagustin.info

The town is famous for the Britania Group of Islands (or simply Britania Islets), a group of 24 islands with white sandbar beaches scattered across waters of the Lianga Bay, overlooking the Philippine Sea.

BarangaysEdit

San Agustin is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.

  • Britania
  • Buatong
  • Buhisan
  • Gata
  • Hornasan
  • Janipaan
  • Kauswagan
  • Oteiza
  • Poblacion
  • Pong-on
  • Pongtod
  • Salvacion
  • Sto. Niño

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 7,100—    
1975 9,309+5.58%
1980 10,024+1.49%
1990 11,982+1.80%
1995 13,768+2.64%
2000 14,845+1.63%
2007 19,546+3.87%
2010 20,655+2.03%
2015 22,779+1.88%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Surigao del Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Surigao del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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