General Luna, Surigao del Norte

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General Luna
Cabuntog
Municipality of General Luna
Cloud 9 Boardwalk in 2018 prior to its destruction by Typhoon Rai
Cloud 9 Boardwalk in 2018 prior to its destruction by Typhoon Rai
Nickname(s): 
Surfing Capital of the Philippines
Map of Surigao del Norte with General Luna highlighted
Map of Surigao del Norte with General Luna highlighted
OpenStreetMap
General Luna is located in Philippines
General Luna
General Luna
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°48′N 126°08′E / 9.8°N 126.13°E / 9.8; 126.13Coordinates: 9°48′N 126°08′E / 9.8°N 126.13°E / 9.8; 126.13
CountryPhilippines
RegionCaraga
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
District 1st district
FoundedAugust 1, 1929
Barangays19 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCecilia L. Rusillon
 • Vice MayorVeronico G. Solloso
 • RepresentativeFrancisco Jose F. Matugas II
 • Electorate14,576 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total41.30 km2 (15.95 sq mi)
Elevation
9.0 m (29.5 ft)
Highest elevation
280 m (920 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total22,853
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
 • Households
3,837
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence41.06% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱134,391,232.81 (2020)
 • Assets₱138,999,924.63 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱114,229,877.83 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱20,807,840.26 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricitySiargao Electric Cooperative (SIARELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
8419
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)86
Native languagesSurigaonon
Agusan
Cebuano
Tagalog
Websitegeneralluna.gov.ph

General Luna, officially the Municipality of General Luna (Surigaonon: Lungsod nan General Luna; Tagalog: Bayan ng Heneral Luna), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 22,853 people. [3]

Formerly known as Cabuntog,[5] it 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."[5]

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).[5]

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.

  • 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

Climate[edit]

Climate data for General Luna, Surigao del Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
30
(86)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(76)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 466.6
(18.37)
365.2
(14.38)
251.1
(9.89)
164.7
(6.48)
128.3
(5.05)
127.5
(5.02)
135.5
(5.33)
119.3
(4.70)
180.9
(7.12)
217.0
(8.54)
335.8
(13.22)
460.3
(18.12)
2,952.2
(116.22)
Average rainy days 25 20 20 18 14 15 15 12 16 20 23 26 224
Source: World Weather Online[6]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of General Luna
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,388—    
1939 4,619+1.85%
1948 5,719+2.40%
1960 8,614+3.47%
1970 8,476−0.16%
1975 9,768+2.89%
1980 12,075+4.33%
1990 11,535−0.46%
1995 12,554+1.60%
2000 12,347−0.36%
2007 13,385+1.12%
2010 15,014+4.27%
2015 16,771+2.13%
2020 22,853+6.27%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[7][8][9][10]

Economy[edit]


Infrastructure[edit]

The Catangnan Bridge was located at Brgy. Catangnan, it has a 349-meter long and cost of P337 million. Currently under construction as of 2020.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipality of General Luna | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Census of Population (2020). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ a b c "General Luna". Municipalities. Province of Surigao Del Norte. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Luna, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  7. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Province of Surigao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  18. ^ https://www.mindanews.com/photo-of-the-day/2020/06/siargaos-longest-bridge/

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