Claver, Surigao del Norte

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Official seal of Claver
Map of Surigao del Norte with Claver highlighted
Map of Surigao del Norte with Claver highlighted
Claver is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°34′N 125°44′E / 9.567°N 125.733°E / 9.567; 125.733Coordinates: 09°34′N 125°44′E / 9.567°N 125.733°E / 9.567; 125.733
Country  Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Surigao del Norte
Congr. district 2nd district of Surigao del Norte
Established 1955
Barangays 14
 • Mayor Eddie Patan Gokiangkee
 • Total 322.60 km2 (124.56 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,702
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8410
Dialing code 86
Website Claver LGU FB

Claver is a second-class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. With a total land area of 322.60 square kilometres (124.56 sq mi), it is the largest municipality of the province. As of the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,702 people.[3]

In the northeast, it is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, to the west by the town of Gigaquit, and to the south by the boundary town of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur. It is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of the provincial capital, Surigao City. The town can be reached by bus, van-for-hire and jeepney from the Surigao Integrated Bus & Jeepney Terminal or at any point along the national highway. Its patron saint is St. Peter Claver and fiesta is celebrated every ninth day of September.

A large part of the municipal land area is a mining reservation because there are large iron mineral deposits.


Claver is politically divided into 14 barangays:[2]

  • Bagakay (Pob. West)
  • Cabugo
  • Cagdianao
  • Daywan
  • Hayanggabon
  • Ladgaron (Pob.)
  • Lapinigan
  • Magallanes
  • Panatao
  • Sapa
  • Taganito
  • Tayaga (Pob. East)
  • Urbiztondo
  • Wangke


Population census of Claver
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,452 —    
1995 14,300 +1.15%
2000 16,403 +2.98%
2007 18,258 +1.49%
2010 23,702 +9.96%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]
Open-pit mining in Claver


Claver is primarily a mining town with iron deposits on its mountains. Mining, trading, farming and fishing are the main sources of livelihood among residents.


  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" (PDF). 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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