General Luna, Surigao del Norte

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General Luna
Municipality
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
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
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 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 16,771
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8419
Dialing code +63 (0)86
Income class 5th municipal income class
PSGC 166710000
Electorate 11,384 voters as of 2016
Website generalluna.gov.ph


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 2015 census, it has a population of 16,771 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 +1.60%
2000 12,347 −0.36%
2007 13,385 +1.12%
2010 15,014 +4.27%
2015 16,771 +2.13%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]

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)
31.3
(88.4)
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)
24.6
(76.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 466.6
(18.37)
365.2
(14.378)
251.1
(9.886)
164.7
(6.484)
128.3
(5.051)
127.5
(5.02)
135.5
(5.335)
119.3
(4.697)
180.9
(7.122)
217.0
(8.543)
335.8
(13.22)
460.3
(18.122)
2,952.2
(116.228)
Average rainy days 25 20 20 18 14 15 15 12 16 20 23 26 224
Source: World Weather Online[7]

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. Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 29 August 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. ^ a b c "General Luna". Municipalities. Province of Surigao Del Norte. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Caraga". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Luna, Philippines: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 

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