Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands

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Cagdianao
Municipality
Map of Dinagat Islands with Cagdianao highlighted
Map of Dinagat Islands with Cagdianao highlighted
Cagdianao is located in Philippines
Cagdianao
Cagdianao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°55′N 125°40′E / 9.917°N 125.667°E / 9.917; 125.667Coordinates: 09°55′N 125°40′E / 9.917°N 125.667°E / 9.917; 125.667
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Dinagat Islands
Congr. district Lone district of Dinagat Islands
Established December 23, 1959
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor Marc Adelson D. Longos
Area[2]
 • Total 249.48 km2 (96.32 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 15,047
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8411
Dialing code 86

Cagdianao is a municipality in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. Its official population count as of the 2010 Census is 15,047.[3]

History[edit]

The town became a part of the province of Dinagat Islands in December 2006, when the province was created from Surigao del Norte by Republic Act No. 9355. However, in February 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, as the necessary requirements for provincial land area and population were not met. The town reverted to Surigao del Norte.[4] On March 30, 2011, however, the Supreme Court reversed its ruling from the previous year, and upheld the constitutionality of RA 9355 and the creation of Dinagat Islands as a province.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Cagdianao is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Boa
  • Cabunga-an
  • Del Pilar
  • Laguna
  • Legaspi
  • Ma-atas
  • Mabini (Borja)
  • Nueva Estrella
  • Poblacion
  • R. Ecleo, Sr.
  • San Jose
  • Santa Rita
  • Tigbao
  • Valencia

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Cagdianao
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 11,555 —    
1995 11,175 −0.62%
2000 12,886 +3.10%
2007 14,130 +1.28%
2010 15,047 +2.31%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Dinagat Islands". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 March 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 15 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Tetch Torres (2010-02-11). "Dinagat Islands province back to being a town". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.gmanews.tv/story/216534/nation/dinagat-islands-a-province-again-as-sc-reverses-itself

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