Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte

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Gigaquit
Municipality of Gigaquit
Map of Surigao del Norte with Gigaquit highlighted
Map of Surigao del Norte with Gigaquit highlighted
Gigaquit is located in Philippines
Gigaquit
Gigaquit
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°36′N 125°42′E / 9.6°N 125.7°E / 9.6; 125.7Coordinates: 9°36′N 125°42′E / 9.6°N 125.7°E / 9.6; 125.7
Country Philippines
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
District2nd District
Founded1850
Barangays13 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorCarlos Manongas Egay
 • Electorate11,499 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total138.11 km2 (53.32 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total20,864
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
8409
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)86
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)71.3 million  (2016)
Native languagesSurigaonon
Agusan language
Cebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.gigaquit.gov.ph

Gigaquit, officially the Municipality of Gigaquit, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 20,864 people.[3]

The name is derived from the words gigad (meaning "shore") and gakit (meaning "bamboo raft") and refers to the means of transportation that the early settlers used to travel from the inland to the shore.[4]

Barangays

Gigaquit is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.

  • Alambique (Poblacion)
  • Anibongan
  • Cam-boayon
  • Camam-onan
  • Ipil (Poblacion)
  • Lahi
  • Mahanub
  • Poniente
  • San Antonio (Bonot)
  • San Isidro (Parang)
  • Sico-sico
  • Villaflor
  • Villafranca

History

Gigaquit was established in 1850 by Cero, a native who fortified the place to make it safe from Moro raiders. During this period, the local population was Christianized by priests from religious orders who made Saint Augustine their patron saint.[4]

Bacuag and Claver, which had been part of Gigaquit, became separate municipalities in 1918 and 1955 under Executive Order Nos. 61 and 126 respectively.[4]

Demographics

Population census of Gigaquit
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,290—    
1918 14,244+6.83%
1939 13,676−0.19%
1948 14,431+0.60%
1960 8,368−4.44%
1970 11,097+2.86%
1975 11,810+1.26%
1980 13,186+2.23%
1990 13,715+0.39%
1995 15,261+2.02%
2000 16,155+1.23%
2007 18,870+2.17%
2010 18,784−0.17%
2015 20,864+2.02%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

References

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Surigao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Historical Background". Gigaquit. Province of Surigao Del Norte. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Surigao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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