Sibagat, Agusan del Sur

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Municipality of Sibagat
Map of Agusan del Sur with Sibagat highlighted
Map of Agusan del Sur with Sibagat highlighted
Sibagat is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 08°49′N 125°42′E / 8.817°N 125.700°E / 8.817; 125.700Coordinates: 08°49′N 125°42′E / 8.817°N 125.700°E / 8.817; 125.700
Country Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Agusan del Sur
District 1st district of Agusan del Sur
Barangays 24
 • Mayor Thelma Gonzaga Lamanilao
 • Total 567.82 km2 (219.24 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 30,985
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8503
Dialing code 85
Income class 1st

Sibagat is a first class municipality in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 30,985 people.[3] The town is 29 kilometres (18 mi) away from Butuan City.


The word Sibagat is from the word "bagat" which means meet or meeting place. According to the oral history, the river near Sibagat which is also called Sibagat River is the place where the warring tribes meet and fight. Sibagat River is tributary of a bigger river, the Wawa river. The losing tribe would retreat downstream to the Wawa River and disappear.


Sibagat is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.[2]

  • Afga
  • Anahawan
  • Banagbanag
  • Del Rosario
  • El Rio
  • Ilihan
  • Kauswagan
  • Kioya
  • Magkalape
  • Magsaysay
  • Mahayahay
  • New Tubigon
  • Padiay
  • Perez
  • Poblacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Sinai
  • Tabon-tabon
  • Tag-uyango
  • Villangit
  • Kolambugan


Population census of Sibagat
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,392 —    
1995 27,517 +17.97%
2000 30,879 +2.50%
2007 33,093 +0.96%
2010 30,985 −2.37%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Most of the people living in the town are Visayan-Cebuano migrants.


Its economy is dependent heavily on subsistence agriculture.


  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 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 

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