Bacuag, Surigao del Norte

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Bacuag
Municipality
Map of Surigao del Norte with Bacuag highlighted
Map of Surigao del Norte with Bacuag highlighted
Bacuag is located in Philippines
Bacuag
Bacuag
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°36′N 125°38′E / 9.600°N 125.633°E / 9.600; 125.633Coordinates: 09°36′N 125°38′E / 9.600°N 125.633°E / 9.600; 125.633
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Surigao del Norte
Congr. district 2nd district of Surigao del Norte
Barangays 9
Government[1]
 • Mayor Sheila Mae Orquina Cebedo
Area[2]
 • Total 95.85 km2 (37.01 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 13,211
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8408
Dialing code 86

Bacuag is a fifth class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 13,211 people.[3]

Geography[edit]

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 kilometres (27 mi) from the provincial capital Surigao City and 119 kilometres (74 mi) from Butuan City.

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.

Barangays[edit]

Bacuag is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.[2]

  • Cabugao
  • Cambuayon
  • Campo
  • Dugsangon
  • Pautao
  • Payapag
  • Poblacion
  • Pungtod
  • Santo Rosario

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Bacuag
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,055 —    
1995 12,309 +2.03%
2000 12,206 −0.18%
2007 13,066 +0.94%
2010 13,211 +0.40%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Economy[edit]

Since Placer is a coastal town, fishing is the primary economic source among local residents.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Surigao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Surigao Del Norte". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 

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