Santiago, Agusan del Norte

Santiago, officially the Municipality of Santiago (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Santiago; Tagalog: Bayan ng Santiago), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 28,657 people. [3]

Santiago
Municipality of Santiago
Santiago River and its dam
Santiago River and its dam
Official seal of Santiago
Map of Agusan del Norte with Santiago highlighted
Map of Agusan del Norte with Santiago highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Santiago is located in Philippines
Santiago
Santiago
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°16′N 125°34′E / 9.27°N 125.56°E / 9.27; 125.56Coordinates: 9°16′N 125°34′E / 9.27°N 125.56°E / 9.27; 125.56
CountryPhilippines
RegionCaraga
ProvinceAgusan del Norte
District 2nd district
FoundedJanuary 1, 1937
Chartered1969
Barangays9 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorFranklin D. Lim
 • Vice MayorZenaida C. Lim
 • RepresentativeMa. Angelica Amante-Matba
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate13,709 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi)
Elevation
267 m (876 ft)
Highest elevation
1,059 m (3,474 ft)
Lowest elevation
23 m (75 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total28,657
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Households
4,491
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence39.52% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱153,299,534.36 (2020)
 • Assets₱333,897,072.93 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱105,871,710.95 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱42,984,839.01 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityAgusan del Norte Electric Cooperative (ANECO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
8608
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)85
Native languagesAgusan
Butuanon
Cebuano
Higaonon
Tagalog
Websitewww.santiagoadn.gov.ph

HistoryEdit

In the later part of 1898, a group of natives fleeing from the municipality of Jabonga settled in a place recognized by the municipality of Cabadbaran as barrio Santiago, However, in 1924 the Aciga River swelled its banks, destroying all properties, crops and animals along it. This forced the inhabitants of Santiago, Cabadbaran to transfer to barrio Jagupit. In 1936, the same river wrought extensive damage which made the inhabitants decide to transfer at the foot of the hill, particularly at Sitio Paypay, which was inhabited by two groups of natives-the Manobo and the Mamanwa.

The construction of the national highway, which passes thru sitio Paypay, lured more people to settle in the place.

On April 26, 1959, the name Paypay was changed to Santiago through Republic Act 2170,[5] in honor of Senior Santiago or Saint James.

In 1964, the barrio officials of Santiago indicated their desire to become a separate municipality. Finally, on June 15, 1969, the barrios of Santiago and Jagupit were separated from Cabadbaran and constituted into the new municipality of Santiago, through Republic Act 5242.[6]

GeographyEdit

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 275.61 square kilometres (106.41 sq mi)[7] constituting 10.09% of the 2,730.24-square-kilometre- (1,054.15 sq mi) total area of Agusan del Norte.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Santiago, Agusan del Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(83)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 210
(8.3)
161
(6.3)
123
(4.8)
85
(3.3)
148
(5.8)
186
(7.3)
164
(6.5)
157
(6.2)
141
(5.6)
190
(7.5)
223
(8.8)
200
(7.9)
1,988
(78.3)
Average rainy days 21.0 16.8 18.5 18.2 24.9 27.7 28.4 27.0 26.1 27.6 24.6 22.0 282.8
Source: Meteoblue [8]

BarangaysEdit

Santiago is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[9]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[3] 2010[10]
160210002 Curva 9.9% 2,828 2,041 3.12%
160210010 Estanislao Morgado 7.1% 2,027 1,347 3.93%
160210003 Jagupit 11.1% 3,179 2,254 3.30%
160210005 La Paz 6.6% 1,888 1,520 2.07%
160210007 Poblacion I 22.2% 6,374 5,442 1.50%
160210011 Poblacion II 16.7% 4,785 3,931 1.87%
160210008 San Isidro 10.4% 2,972 2,334 2.31%
160210009 Tagbuyacan 8.8% 2,525 2,086 1.82%
Total 28,657 20,955 3.00%

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Santiago
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 5,005—    
1975 6,470+5.28%
1980 7,663+3.44%
1990 12,775+5.24%
1995 15,616+3.83%
2000 17,925+3.00%
2007 18,931+0.76%
2010 20,955+3.77%
2015 24,200+2.78%
2020 28,657+3.38%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[11][10][12][13]

In the 2020 census, Santiago had a population of 28,657. [3] The population density was 100 inhabitants per square kilometre (260/sq mi).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Santiago | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2020). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 2170 - An Act Changing the Name of the Barrio of Paypay in the Municipality of Cabadbaran, Province of Agusan, to Santiago". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 26 April 1959. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Republic Act No. 5242 - An Act Creating the Municipality of Santiago in the Province of Agusan". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 15 June 1968. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Province: Agusan del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Santiago: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Municipal: Santiago, Agusan del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  10. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  11. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  12. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  13. ^ "Province of Agusan del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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