Sibagat, Agusan del Sur
Map of Agusan del Sur showing the location of Sibagat
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Agusan del Sur|
|• Mayor||Thelma Gonzaga Lamanilao|
|• Total||567.82 km2 (219.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||55/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Population census of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
The word Sibagat is from the word "bagat" which means meet or meeting place. According to the oral history, the river near Sibagat which is also called Sibagat River is the place where the warring tribes meet and fight. Sibagat River is tributary of a bigger river, the Wawa river. The losing tribe would retreat downstream to the Wawa River and disappear.
The town is 29 kilometers away from Butuan City. Its economy is dependent heavily on subsistence agriculture. Most of the people living in the town are Visayan-Cebuano migrants.
Sibagat is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.
- Del Rosario
- El Rio
- New Tubigon
- San Isidro
- San Vicente
- Santa Cruz
- Santa Maria
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 October 2013.