Bacuag, Surigao del Norte
Bacuag is a 5th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. The town of Bacuag is situated along the northeastern coast of Mindanao, along the eastern part of the province of Surigao del Norte. It is bounded on the northwestern portion by the town of Placer and on the northeastern portion by Hinatuan Passage. On the southwestern side, it is bounded by the town of Guigauit. On the western side, it is bounded by the town of Tubod and Alegria. Bacuag is 44 kilometers from the provincial capital Surigao City and 119 kilometers from Butuan City. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 12,206 people in 2,333 households.
Along the southwestern and northeastern portions of the Municipality are 44% mountainous areas covering portions of Barangays Cambuayon, Pongtud, Dugsangon and Sto. Rosario. The arability and crop suitability of these areas are limited and allowable urban development is of low density. These are best suited for pasture and forestal purposes. A large portion of plain area covers the east and northeastern part covering portions of Poblacion, Campo, Cabugao, Pautao and parts of Dugsangon and Payapag. Approximately 26% of these 8,256 hectares is suited for intensive agriculture and high density urban development. The remaining 30% is also suited for intensive agriculture but with soil conservation and erosion control measures. Allowable urban development ranges from high to medium density.
Certain areas in the municipality are considered flooding hazard covering 13% of the total municipal area. These are located along and near river and sea banks, located in some portions of Barangays Cabugao, Campo, Payapag, Pongtud, Cambuayon and Poblacion with flood occurrences ranging from slight to moderate.
Bacuag is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.
- Santo Rosario
Since Placer is a coastal town, fishing is the primary economic source among local residents.
- Bacuag.com - Province of Surigao del Norte
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 1995 Philippine Census Information
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- 2007 Philippine Census Information (1)
- 2007 Philippine Census Information (2)
- Local Governance Performance Management System