General Luna, Surigao del Norte

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General Luna
Municipality
Map of Surigao del Norte with General Luna highlighted
Map of Surigao del Norte with General Luna highlighted
General Luna is located in Philippines
General Luna
General Luna
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°48′N 126°08′E / 9.800°N 126.133°E / 9.800; 126.133Coordinates: 09°48′N 126°08′E / 9.800°N 126.133°E / 9.800; 126.133
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Surigao del Norte
Congr. district 1st district of Surigao del Norte
Established August 1, 1929
Barangays 19
Government[1]
 • Mayor Jaime Plaza Rusillon
Area[2]
 • Total 41.30 km2 (15.95 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 15,014
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8419
Dialing code 86

General Luna (formerly known as Cabuntog[4]) is a fifth class municipality on Siargao Island in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 13,385 people.[3] It is named after General Antonio Luna.

General Luna is home to annual international and national surfing competitions because of the Cloud 9 waves. As a result, the town has the reputation as the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines."[4]

Geography[edit]

General Luna is located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of Dapa and about 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) from Surigao City. The islands of Anahawan, Daku, and La Januza are within the municipality's jurisdiction. The area is protected within the Siargao Islands Protected Landscapes and Seascapes (SIPLAS) under Republic Act 7586 (NIPAS Act).[4]

Barangays[edit]

General Luna is politically subdivided into 19 barangays, fifteen (15) of which are located on Siargao Island while four (4) are on the other outer islands.[2]

  • Anajawan
  • Cabitoonan
  • Catangnan
  • Consuelo
  • Corazon
  • Daku
  • La Januza
  • Libertad
  • Magsaysay
  • Malinao
  • Poblacion I (Purok I)
  • Poblacion II (Purok II)
  • Poblacion III (Purok III)
  • Poblacion IV (Purok IV)
  • Poblacion V (Purok V)
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • Suyangan
  • Tawin-tawin

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Gen. Luna
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 11,535 —    
1995 12,554 +1.71%
2000 12,347 −0.33%
2007 13,385 +1.16%
2010 15,014 +3.90%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

See also[edit]

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. ^ a b c "General Luna". Municipalities. Province of Surigao Del Norte. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Province of Surigao Del Norte". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 29 August 2013. 

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