Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte

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Lake Mainit, part of Municipality of Kitcharao.
Lake Mainit, part of Municipality of Kitcharao.
Official seal of Kitcharao
Map of Agusan del Norte with Kitcharao highlighted
Map of Agusan del Norte with Kitcharao highlighted
Kitcharao is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°28′N 125°35′E / 9.46°N 125.58°E / 9.46; 125.58Coordinates: 9°28′N 125°35′E / 9.46°N 125.58°E / 9.46; 125.58
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Agusan del Norte
District 2nd district of Agusan del Norte
Founded August 29, 1963
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Aristotle E. Montante
 • Total 171.92 km2 (66.38 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 18,659
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8609
Dialing code +63 (0)85
Income class 4th

Kitcharao is a fourth class municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 18,659 people.[3]


Kitcharao is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2]

  • Anibungan
  • Bangayan
  • Canaway
  • Crossing
  • Hinimbangan
  • Jaliobong
  • Mahayahay
  • Poblacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Roque
  • Sangay
  • Songkoy


The Municipality of Kitcharao was created under Republic Act No. 3842,[4] sponsored by Congressman Guillermo R. Sánchez. It was once a barrio of Jabonga. Through the initiative of the then Vice Mayor Francisco M. Tuozo of Jabonga, a resolution was sponsored petitioning Congress for the creation of the Municipality of Kitcharao.

The inhabitants of the municipality came from various regions in Luzon and the Visayas, hence the presence of Ilocanos, Tagalogs, Leyteños, Ilongos, Warays, Cebuanos, Boholanos, and a few indigenous groups known as the Mamanwa.

On August 29, 1963, the first Municipal Officials were inducted to the office by then Governor Democrito O. Plaza. Félix Q. Basadre, Sr. was the appointed Mayor, Marceliano Morada as Vice Mayor and all the councillors were: Mariano M. Napalan, Sr., Gaudencio Pojas, Pencionico Bermúdez, Juan Tidalgo, Agustín Patagan and Uldarico Atuel.

The same set of Municipal Officials was elected in the ensuing regular election on November 1963.[5]

In 2005, Barangays Crossing and Songkoy were created.[6]


Population census of Kitcharao
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 13,598 —    
1995 14,679 +1.44%
2000 14,604 −0.11%
2007 21,426 +5.43%
2010 17,377 −7.34%
2015 18,659 +1.36%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7]

The population of Kitcharao in the 2015 census was 18,659 people,[3] with a density of 110 inhabitants per square kilometre or 280 inhabitants per square mile.


  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: AGUSAN DEL NORTE". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "CARAGA". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
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  5. ^ Municipality of Kitcharao (2010-09-13). "History of Kitcharao". Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  6. ^ National Statistical Coordination Board (2006-02-27). "2006 Factsheet". Retrieved 2006-06-24. 
  7. ^ "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 

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