Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur

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Bayan ng Prosperidad (Tagalog)
Naliyagan Plaza at the Capitol Grounds in Barangay Patin-ay
Naliyagan Plaza at the Capitol Grounds in Barangay Patin-ay
Official seal of Prosperidad
Map of Agusan del Sur with Prosperidad highlighted
Map of Agusan del Sur with Prosperidad highlighted
Prosperidad is located in Philippines
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, Agusan del Sur
Founded January 1, 1970
Barangays 32
 • Mayor Albin D. Magdamit
 • Total 505.15 km2 (195.04 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 82,631
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8500
Dialing code +63 (0)85
Income class 1st

Prosperidad is a first class municipality in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. It is the capital of the province. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 82,631 people.[3] Prosperidad was created on June 18, 1960 by virtue of Republic Act No. 2650.

Prosperidad is the venue of the "Naliyagan Festival", an annual event celebrated by the entire province of Agusan del Sur.


Prosperidad is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.[2]

  • Aurora
  • Awa
  • Azpetia
  • Poblacion (Bahbah)
  • La Caridad
  • La Suerte
  • La Union
  • Las Navas
  • Libertad
  • Los Arcos
  • Lucena
  • Mabuhay
  • Magsaysay
  • Mapaga
  • New Maug
  • Napo
  • Patin-ay
  • Salimbogaon
  • Salvacion
  • San Joaquin
  • San Jose
  • San Lorenzo
  • San Martin
  • San Pedro
  • San Rafael
  • San Salvador
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Irene
  • Santa Maria
  • La Perian
  • La Purisima
  • San Roque

History and etymology[edit]

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 which to this day is the name of the Municipality.


Population census of Prosperidad
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 51,189 —    
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][4]

The population of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, in the 2015 census was 82,631 people,[3] with a density of 160 inhabitants per square kilometre or 410 inhabitants per square mile.


The Philippine Normal University - Agusan Campus

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


  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 SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 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. 
  4. ^ "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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