Prosperidad

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Prosperidad
Municipality
Municipality of Prosperidad
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Official seal of Prosperidad
Seal
Map of Agusan del Sur with Prosperidad highlighted
Map of Agusan del Sur with Prosperidad highlighted
Prosperidad is located in Philippines
Prosperidad
Prosperidad
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 8°37′N 125°55′E / 8.61°N 125.92°E / 8.61; 125.92Coordinates: 8°37′N 125°55′E / 8.61°N 125.92°E / 8.61; 125.92
Country  Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Agusan del Sur
District 1st District
Founded January 1, 1970
Barangays 32 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Albin D. Magdamit
 • Electorate 42,121 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 505.15 km2 (195.04 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 82,631
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 8500
PSGC 160306000
IDD:area code +63 (0)85
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 224,696,449.45 (2016)
Native languages Agusan language
Butuanon
Cebuano
Higaonon
Tagalog
Website www.prosperidad.gov.ph

Prosperidad, officially the Municipality of Prosperidad, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Prosperidad; Tagalog: Bayan ng Prosperidad), is a 1st class municipality and capital of the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 82,631 people.[3]

Prosperidad was created on June 18, 1960 through Republic Act No. 2650.[4]

Prosperidad is the venue of the Naliyagan Festival, an annual event celebrated by the entire province of Agusan del Sur. It also host its own festival called the Angot Festival celebrated every 28th of September in honor of St. Michael the Archangel.

History and etymology[edit]

Naliyagan Plaza at the Capitol grounds in Barangay Patin-ay

Prior to the Spanish Colonial Period, a Manobo settlement thrived at the junction of the Sianib and Gibong River. This settlement was known to the natives as Culilay.

During the Spanish Colonial Period, the missionaries discovered the settlement and soon began the Christianization of the Manobos. The natives were given Christian names and the settlement was renamed from Culilay to San Juan.

At the start of the American Period, San Juan was again renamed Las Navas but the name was short-lived as the place underwent another change in name – from Las Navas to Prosperidad derived from the word Prospero or "progressive" as the place experienced growth and prosperity during the time of American Governor Zapanta who coined the name.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Prosperidad
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 2,212—    
1939 4,180+3.08%
1948 4,417+0.61%
1960 12,438+9.01%
1970 23,328+6.48%
1975 26,557+2.63%
1980 33,824+4.95%
1990 51,189+4.23%
1995 61,804+3.59%
2000 70,815+2.96%
2007 75,390+0.87%
2010 76,628+0.59%
2015 82,631+1.45%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, Prosperidad had a population of 82,631.[3] The population density was 160 inhabitants per square kilometre (410/sq mi).


Geography[edit]

Prosperidad is located at 8°37′N 125°55′E / 8.61°N 125.92°E / 8.61; 125.92.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 505.15 square kilometres (195.04 sq mi)[2] constituting 5.06% of the 9,989.52-square-kilometre- (3,856.98 sq mi) total area of Agusan del Sur.

Barangays[edit]

Prosperidad is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.[8]

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
160306001 Aurora 3.9% 3,251 2,999 1.55%
160306002 Awa 2.3% 1,888 1,802 0.89%
160306003 Azpetia 2.2% 1,850 1,708 1.53%
160306006 La Caridad 2.1% 1,769 1,591 2.04%
160306033 La Perian 1.0% 835 762 1.76%
160306034 La Purisima 2.8% 2,276 2,224 0.44%
160306007 La Suerte 2.1% 1,772 1,490 3.36%
160306008 La Union 2.2% 1,853 1,509 3.99%
160306009 Las Navas 2.2% 1,785 1,535 2.91%
160306010 Libertad 1.2% 985 816 3.65%
160306011 Los Arcos 3.2% 2,606 2,324 2.20%
160306012 Lucena 4.2% 3,511 3,400 0.61%
160306013 Mabuhay 2.4% 2,013 1,938 0.73%
160306014 Magsaysay 2.8% 2,339 1,944 3.58%
160306015 Mapaga 1.9% 1,558 1,394 2.14%
160306017 Napo 1.2% 953 984 −0.61%
160306016 New Maug 1.8% 1,480 1,460 0.26%
160306018 Patin-ay 10.3% 8,505 7,562 2.26%
160306004 Poblacion (Bahbah) 15.4% 12,731 12,180 0.85%
160306020 Salimbogaon 1.0% 790 790 0.00%
160306021 Salvacion 3.2% 2,659 2,315 2.67%
160306022 San Joaquin 2.1% 1,720 1,484 2.85%
160306023 San Jose 3.1% 2,579 2,436 1.09%
160306024 San Lorenzo 1.6% 1,310 1,483 −2.33%
160306025 San Martin 2.9% 2,379 1,929 4.07%
160306026 San Pedro 1.0% 851 1,395 −8.98%
160306027 San Rafael 2.4% 1,973 1,918 0.54%
160306035 San Roque 1.3% 1,093 719 8.30%
160306029 San Salvador 1.9% 1,567 1,522 0.56%
160306030 San Vicente 4.5% 3,728 3,444 1.52%
160306031 Santa Irene 7.4% 6,148 5,899 0.79%
160306032 Santa Maria 2.3% 1,874 1,672 2.20%
Total 82,631 76,628 1.45%

Education[edit]

A satellite campus of the Philippine Normal University is located in barangay Poblacion in Prosperidad (popularly known as Bahbah) which was established in 1968.

The Philippine Normal University - Mindanao Campus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Agusan del Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Republic Act No. 2650; An Act Creating the Municipality of Prosperidad in the Province of Agusan". The Corpus Juris. 18 June 1960. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Agusan del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Municipal: Prosperidad". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.

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