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Agusan del Norte Province

Agusan del Norte Province
Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Agusan del Norte is a province in the Philippines located in the Caraga Region of Mindanao. Its capital is the city of Cabadbaran. It is bordered on the northwest by the Butuan Bay; northeast by Surigao del Norte; mid-east by Surigao del Sur; southeast by Agusan del Sur, and southwest by Misamis Oriental. Agusan del Norte has a total land area of 2,730.24 square kilometres or 1,054.15 square miles.

LOCATION

Agusan del Norte

Coordinates: 9°10′N 125°30′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Agusan del Norte
Location:
9°10′N 125°30′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1967
Capital:
Cabadbaran
Area:
3,546.86 km2 (1,369.45 sq mi)
Population:
387,600
Density:
130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
1
Demonym(s):
Agusanon/-a
Elevation:
1,920 m (6,300 ft) (Mount Hilong-Hilong)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
8600–8611
Area code:
+63 -(085)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Third Class
Religion(s):
Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion of the people
Language(s):
Cebuano,Butuanon,Agusan,Higaonon,Mamanwa,Surigaonon,English
Known For:
The city is known for its lugging services
Major Industries:
Iron, gold, silver, nickel, chromite, manganese and copper. Its leading crops are palay, banana and coconut.
Climate:
Tropical.
Best Time to Visit:
January
Clothing:
The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Seaport(s):
Magallanes Port | Masao Port | Nasipit Port
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Af.

One of the best times to go there is on every 2nd week of January when the province celebrates the Saging Festival, an Agri Fair highlighting the bounties of Buenavista which are bananas.

The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Agusan del Norte Map

The Agusan del Norte province is divided into 10 Municipalities, 1 City:

  • Buenavista
  • Butuan
  • Cabadbaran
  • Carmen
  • Jabonga
  • Kitcharao
  • Las Nieves
  • Magallanes
  • Nasipit
  • Remedios T. Romualdez
  • Santiago
  • Tubay
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Agusan del Norte province: 

  • Balangay Shrine Museum
  • Butuan National Museum
  • Delta Discovery Park
  • Agusan River
  • Banza Church Ruins
  • Bood Promontory Eco Park
  • Magellan’s Landing Site
  • Punta Diwata Cave
  • Masao Beach
  • Mt Mayapay
  • Diosdado Macapagal Suspension Bridge
  • Guingona Park
  • Cabadbaran
  • Nipa Wine Distillery
  • Sprinkles Waterpark and Event Center
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Church
  • Dagangdang Falls
  • Diocesan Ecclesiastical Museum
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Agusan del Norte throughout the year:

  • Araw ng Agusan del Norte (June 13-17) – (Province-wide)
  • Saging Festival (2nd week of January) – Buenavista
  • Sumayajaw Festival (August 14) – Jabonga

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Agusan del Norte province.

Where in the Philippines is Agusan del Norte located?

Agusan del Norte is located on Northeastern Mindanao.

Is Agusan del Norte a city or province?

Agusan del Norte is a province.

What is the Capital of Agusan del Norte?

The capital of Agusan del Norte is Cabadbaran.

What is Agusan del Norte famous or known for?

Agusan del Norte is known for sandy beaches, Mount Hilong-Hilong, and ancient balangay boats.

How do I get to Agusan del Norte?

There are several ways to get to Agusan del Norte, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus | 50 hours
  • Plane | 3.75 hours | $60 – $200

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How many islands are in Agusan del Norte?

There are NO islands in Agusan del Norte.

What does Agusan mean?

Agusan means “where the water flows” in English.

Is Agusan del Norte safe?

Agusan del Norte is generally safe for locals and tourists. Just avoid staying out late at night.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?

Agusan del Norte province is considered tropical with significant rainfall.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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