Surigao del NorteSurigao del Norte
is a province
of the Philippines
located in the Caraga region
. Its capital is Surigao City. The province consists of three major islands—Dinagat Island, Siargao Island, and Bucas Grande Island—in the Philippine Sea
, and a small region at the northernmost tip of the island of Mindanao
. This mainland portion borders Agusan del Norte
, and Surigao del Sur
to the south.
Surigao del Norte is the northernmost of the Mindanao provinces and is an important transportation route between Visayas and Mindanao. Numerous ferries cross the Surigao Strait between Surigao and the island of Leyte carrying vehicles and passengers between Liloan in Southern Leyte and Surigao City.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Surigao del Norte
Capital: Surigao City
2000 census—481,416 (27th smallest).
Density—176 per km² (47th highest).
Area: 2,739.0 km² (48th largest)
Governor: Robert Lyndon S. Barbers (2001-2004)
People and Culture
Surigao del Norte is subdivided into 27 municipalities and 1 city.
- Basilisa (Rizal)
- Del Carmen
- General Luna
- Libjo (Albor)
- San Benito
- San Francisco (Anao-Aon)
- San Isidro
- San Jose
- Santa Monica (Sapao)