Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
|Municipality of Prosperidad|
Map of Agusan del Sur with Prosperidad highlighted
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Agusan del Sur|
|District||1st District, Agusan del Sur|
|Founded||January 1, 1970|
|• Mayor||Albin D. Magdamit|
|• Total||505.15 km2 (195.04 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Prosperidad is a first class municipality in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. It is the capital of the province. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 76,628 people. Prosperidad was created on June 18, 1960 by virtue of Republic Act No. 2650.
- Poblacion (Bah-Bah)
- La Caridad
- La Suerte
- La Union
- Las Navas
- Los Arcos
- New Maug
- San Joaquin
- San Jose
- San Lorenzo
- San Martin
- San Pedro
- San Rafael
- San Salvador
- San Vicente
- Santa Irene
- Santa Maria
- La Perian
- La Purisima
- San Roque
History and etymology
Prior to the Spanish Colonial Period, a Manobo settlement thrived at the junction of the Sianib and Gibong River. This settlement was known to the natives as Culilay.
During the Spanish Colonial Period, the missionaries discovered the settlement and soon began the Christianization of the Manobos. The natives were given Christian names and the settlement was renamed from Culilay to San Juan.
At the start of the American Period, San Juan was again renamed Las Navas but the name was short-lived as the place underwent another change in name – from Las Navas to Prosperidad derived from the word Prospero or “progressive” as the place experienced growth and prosperity during the time of American Governor Zapanta who coined the name which to this day is the name of the Municipality.
|Population census of Prosperidad|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
A satellite campus of the Philippine Normal University is located in Poblacion, Prosperidad (popularly known as Bah-Bah) which was established in 1968.
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "Province: AGUSAN DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
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