Lanuza, Surigao del Sur
|Nickname(s): The Surfing Gatewa|
Map of Surigao del Sur with Lanuza highlighted
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Surigao del Sur|
|District||1st district of Surigao del Sur|
|Founded||December 10, 1918|
|• Mayor||Salvacion Saloma-Azarcon|
|• Total||290.60 km2 (112.20 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Dialing code||+63 (0)86|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Electorate||8,266 voters as of 2016|
- Zone I (Pob.)
- Zone II (Pob.)
- Zone III (Pob.)
- Zone IV (Pob.)
On December 10, 1918, Executive Order No. 52 of American Governor General Francis Burton Harrison that was signed by Charles Yeater, divided Cantilan into three parts – Carrascal, present-day Cantilan and Lanuza. Now it is part of the settlement area called Carcanmadcarlan.
|Population census of Lanuza|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
Lanuza belongs to the economic zone of Cantilan, one of the major economic zones of Surigao del Sur. Business opportunity is mainly dependent on agriculture, fishing, and eco-tourism. Lanuza was awarded a "clean and green" municipality title of the Caraga Region.
Two cable TV providers operate in Cantilan, Carrascal and Madrid. Cantilan has broadband internet with a number of internet cafes. The municipal building in Lanuza has a satellite connection, soon this will be extended to the school and may be offered as an internet cafe in the evenings.
Lanuza is noted as a surfing destination with its various surfing areas from Reef Breaks to Beach Breaks. Surfing season is between the months of November to March where big waves are in constant motion.
Lanuza's climate is characterized by rainfall that is distributed throughout the year. The period from April to August has the lowest level of rainfall while heavier rains occur from November to February and has 7% exposure to tropical cyclone.
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- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- eCarCanMadCarLan Portal
- SurfLanuza - Surfing Gateway of the Philippines
||Carmen||Lanuza Bay (Philippine Sea)|
|Sibagat, Agusan del Sur||Cortes|
|Bayugan, Agusan del Sur||Tandag|