Cortes, Surigao del Sur

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Map of Surigao del Sur with Cortes highlighted
Map of Surigao del Sur with Cortes highlighted
Cortes is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°14′N 126°10′E / 9.233°N 126.167°E / 9.233; 126.167Coordinates: 09°14′N 126°10′E / 9.233°N 126.167°E / 9.233; 126.167
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Surigao del Sur
District 1st district of Surigao del Sur
Barangays 12
 • Mayor William M. Angos
 • Total 127.08 km2 (49.07 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 15,541
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8313
Dialing code 86
Income class 4th

Cortes is a fourth class municipality in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 15,541 people.[3]

It is located on the Pacific Ocean. It has a protected marine sanctuary located in barangay Balibadon, Capandan, Mabahin, Poblacion, Tigao, Uba and Tag-anongan. It is known in the province of Surigao del Sur for its rich source of sea foods in the area. You can find different kinds of fish, crabs and etc. It has beaches with white sands and water falls. It also has a bird sanctuary located in Burgos. It also has a wide area for agriculture. It has two season, rainy and sunny.


Cortes is politically subdivided into 12 barangays.[2] In 1955, the sitios of Uba, Mabahin, Tag-anongan and Manlico were converted into barrios.[4]

  • Balibadon
  • Burgos
  • Capandan
  • Mabahin
  • Madrelino
  • Manlico
  • Matho
  • Poblacion
  • Tag-anongan
  • Tigao
  • Tuboran
  • Uba


Population census of Cortes
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,234 —    
1995 13,054 −0.26%
2000 14,825 +2.76%
2007 15,913 +0.98%
2010 15,541 −0.86%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


Agriculture is the major source of living in Cortes. It is known for its rich source of sea foods. Fishing is one source of living. However, there are limitations that been lay down by the local government to protect their sea against abuse. Farming is the second source of living.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: SURIGAO DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  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 1 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "An Act to Create the Barrios of Uba, Mabahin, Tag-anongan and Manlico, in the Municipality of Cortes, Province of Surigao". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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