Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte

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Kitcharao
Municipality
Lake Mainit, located partly within Kitcharao
Lake Mainit, located partly within Kitcharao
Official seal of Kitcharao
Seal
Map of Agusan del Norte with Kitcharao highlighted
Location within Agusan del Norte province
Kitcharao is located in Philippines
Kitcharao
Kitcharao
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 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Aristotle E. Montante
Area[2]
 • Total 171.92 km2 (66.38 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 18,659
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 10,769
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8609
IDD:area code +63 (0)85
Income class 4th municipal income class
PSGC 160206000
Electorate 10,769 voters as of 2016
Website www.kitcharaoadn.gov.ph

Kitcharao, officially the Municipality of Kitcharao (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Kitcharao; Filipino: Bayan ng Kitcharao), is a municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte in the Caraga (Region XIII) of the Philippines. The population was 18,659 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 10,769 registered voters.[4]

History[edit]

Kitcharao, as a municipality, was created on June 22, 1963 under Republic Act No. 3842,[5] 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, Ilonggos, 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.[6]

In 2005, Barangays Crossing and Songkoy were created.[7]

Geography[edit]

Kitcharao is located at 9°28′N 125°35′E / 9.46°N 125.58°E / 9.46; 125.58.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 171.92 square kilometres (66.38 sq mi)[2] constituting 6.30% of the 2,730.24-square-kilometre- (1,054.15 sq mi) total area of Agusan del Norte.

Barangays[edit]

Kitcharao is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[8]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[9]
160206001 Bangayan 6.7% 1,254 1,134 1.93%
160206002 Canaway 6.7% 1,259 1,183 1.19%
160206010 Crossing 17.5% 3,274 3,103 1.03%
160206003 Hinimbangan 1.6% 299 458 −7.80%
160206004 Jaliobong 8.3% 1,551 1,755 −2.33%
160206005 Mahayahay 14.1% 2,632 2,290 2.69%
160206006 Poblacion 11.8% 2,198 1,882 3.00%
160206007 San Isidro 6.6% 1,227 1,067 2.70%
160206008 San Roque 10.4% 1,947 1,785 1.67%
160206009 Sangay 5.6% 1,038 903 2.69%
160206011 Songkoy 10.6% 1,980 1,817 1.65%
Total 18,659 17,377 1.36%

Demographics[edit]

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

In the 2015 census, Kitcharao had a population of 18,659.[3] The population density was 110 inhabitants per square kilometre (280/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 10,769 registered voters.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Agusan del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Caraga". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 3842 - An Act Creating the Municipality of Kitcharao in the Province of Agusan". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 22 June 1963. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Municipality of Kitcharao (2010-09-13). "History of Kitcharao". Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  7. ^ National Statistical Coordination Board (2006-02-27). "2006 Factsheet". Retrieved 2006-06-24. 
  8. ^ "Municipal: Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Caraga". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Province of Agusan del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "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. 

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