Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands

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Cagdianao
Municipality
Map of Dinagat Islands with Cagdianao highlighted
Map of Dinagat Islands with Cagdianao highlighted
Cagdianao is located in Philippines
Cagdianao
Cagdianao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°55′N 125°40′E / 9.917°N 125.667°E / 9.917; 125.667Coordinates: 09°55′N 125°40′E / 9.917°N 125.667°E / 9.917; 125.667
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Dinagat Islands
District Lone district of Dinagat Islands
Established December 23, 1959
Barangays 14
Government[1]
 • Mayor-elect Adolfo E. Longos
Area[2]
 • Total 249.48 km2 (96.32 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 16,808
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8411
Dialing code +63 (0)86
Income class 3rd municipal income class
PSGC 168502000
Electorate 11,492 voters as of 2016


Cagdianao is a municipality in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 16,808 people.[3]

History[edit]

The town became a part of the province of Dinagat Islands in December 2006, when the province was created from Surigao del Norte by Republic Act No. 9355. However, in February 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, as the necessary requirements for provincial land area and population were not met. The town reverted to Surigao del Norte.[4] On October 24, 2012, however, the Supreme Court reversed its ruling from the previous year, and upheld the constitutionality of RA 9355 and the creation of Dinagat Islands as a province.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Cagdianao is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Boa
  • Cabunga-an
  • Del Pilar
  • Laguna
  • Legaspi
  • Ma-atas
  • Mabini (Borja)
  • Nueva Estrella
  • Poblacion
  • R. Ecleo, Sr.
  • San Jose
  • Santa Rita
  • Tigbao
  • Valencia

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Cagdianao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,555 —    
1995 11,175 −0.62%
2000 12,886 +3.10%
2007 14,130 +1.28%
2010 15,047 +2.31%
2015 16,808 +2.13%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Dinagat Islands". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Caraga". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Tetch Torres (2010-02-11). "Dinagat Islands province back to being a town". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "IRA Shares for LGUs Jump by 37.5% in 2013". Office of the President of the Philippines. January 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Caraga". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Caraga". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. 

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