Lanuza, Surigao del Sur

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Nickname(s): The Surfing Gatewa
Map of Surigao del Sur with Lanuza highlighted
Map of Surigao del Sur with Lanuza highlighted
Lanuza is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°14′N 126°04′E / 9.233°N 126.067°E / 9.233; 126.067Coordinates: 09°14′N 126°04′E / 9.233°N 126.067°E / 9.233; 126.067
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Surigao del Sur
District 1st district of Surigao del Sur
Founded December 10, 1918
Barangays 13
 • Mayor Salvacion Saloma-Azarcon
 • Total 290.60 km2 (112.20 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 12,001
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8314
Dialing code +63 (0)86
Income class 4th municipal income class
PSGC 166810000
Electorate 8,266 voters as of 2016

Lanuza is a fourth class municipality in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 12,001 people.[3]


Lanuza is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[2] In 1956, the sitio of Antao was converted into a barrio.[4]

  • Agsam
  • Bocawe
  • Bunga
  • Gamuton
  • Habag
  • Mampi
  • Nurcia
  • Pakwan
  • Sibahay
  • 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
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 9,051 —    
1995 8,843 −0.43%
2000 10,057 +2.80%
2007 10,788 +0.97%
2010 11,857 +3.50%
2015 12,001 +0.23%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6]


Lanuza Surfing

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.

For telecommunication there are six cell sites operated by Smart Communications and Globe Telecom that cover the whole area of CarCanMadCarLan (Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen and Lanuza).

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.


  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: SURIGAO DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Caraga". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "An Act Converting into Barrios Certain Sitios in the Province of Surigao, and Dividing the Barrio of Macalaya into Two Barrios, Municipality of Placer, in the Same Province". Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Caraga". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "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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