Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte
Map of Surigao del Norte with Gigaquit highlighted
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Surigao del Norte|
|District||2nd district of Surigao del Norte|
|• Mayor||Carlos Manongas Egay|
|• Total||138.11 km2 (53.32 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)86|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Electorate||11,499 voters as of 2016|
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.
- Alambique (Pob.)
- Ipil (Pob.)
- San Antonio (Bonot)
- San Isidro (Parang)
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.
Bacuag and Claver, which had been part of Gigaquit, became separate municipalities in 1918 and 1955 under Executive Order Nos. 61 and 126 respectively.
|Population census of Gigaquit|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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- Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Historical Background". Gigaquit. Province of Surigao Del Norte. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
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- Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
||Hinatuan Passage (Dinagat Sound)|
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