Dapa, Surigao del Norte

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Dapa
Bayan nan Dapa
Municipality
Official seal of Dapa
Seal
Map of Surigao del Norte with Dapa highlighted
Map of Surigao del Norte with Dapa highlighted
Dapa is located in Philippines
Dapa
Dapa
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°46′N 126°03′E / 9.767°N 126.050°E / 9.767; 126.050Coordinates: 09°46′N 126°03′E / 9.767°N 126.050°E / 9.767; 126.050
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Surigao del Norte
Congr. district 1st district of Surigao del Norte
Barangays 29
Government[1]
 • Mayor Yulie Yangson Ruaya
 • Vice mayor Francisco Matugas Gonzales
Area[2]
 • Total 91.90 km2 (35.48 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,492
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8417
Dialing code 86
Patron Saint Sto. Nino
Income class 4th Class

Dapa is a fourth class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,492 people.[3] Most of the municipality is situated on Siargao Island, but Middle Bucas Grande and East Bucas Grande Islands are also within its jurisdiction. It is known as the "Growth Center of the beautiful islands of Siargao".

Barangays[edit]

Dapa is politically subdivided into 29 barangays.[2]

  • Bagakay
  • Barangay 1 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 10 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 11 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 12 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 13 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 2 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 3 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 4 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 5 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 6 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 7 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 8 (Pob.)
  • Barangay 9 (Pob.)
  • Buenavista
  • Cabawa
  • Cambas-ac
  • Consolacion
  • Corregidor
  • Dagohoy
  • Don Paulino
  • Jubang
  • Montserrat
  • Osmeña
  • San Carlos
  • San Miguel
  • Santa Fe
  • Santa Felomina
  • Union

Barangays 1 through 13 constitute Dapa's poblacion. Barangay Don Paulino is synonymous with the village of Giwan. Barangay Union is synonymous with the village of Union.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Dapa
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 17,396 —    
1995 16,435 −1.13%
2000 19,508 +3.49%
2007 22,184 +1.85%
2010 23,492 +1.93%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Surigaonon is the common local language, while Cebuano, Filipino, and English are also spoken.

Education[edit]

Dapa is considered as the center of education in the island. The newly established Siargao National Science High School is the home of scholar students who are gifted in the field of science and mathematics. It may as well develop a strong science culture among high schools in the island.

Colleges:

High schools:

  • Dapa National High School
  • Consolacion National High School
  • Union National High School
  • Dagohoy National High School
  • Siargao National Science High School
  • San Nicolas School

Media[edit]

  • Choice FM Radio station

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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