Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte
Map of Surigao del Norte with Gigaquit highlighted
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Surigao del Norte|
|Congr. district||2nd district of Surigao del Norte|
|• Mayor||Carlos Manongas Egay|
|• Total||138.11 km2 (53.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
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: National Statistics Office|
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Province: Surigao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Historical Background". Gigaquit. Province of Surigao Del Norte. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- "Province of Surigao Del Norte". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
||Hinatuan Passage (Dinagat Sound)|
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