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City SURIGAO
Official Website http://www.surigaocity.gov.ph
Island Grouping Mindanao
Region CARAGA
General Information
FACTS & FIGURES

The City of Surigao is a 2nd class city in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. Surigao City, the capital city of Surigao del Norte, consists of 54 barAngays.

Surigao City is a mosaic of islands that lies at the rim of the Asian continental shelf. It is perched at the northeastern tip of Mindanao, a southern island in the Philippines, and faces the Philippine Deep. The historic strait bound it on the north and east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the provinces of Agusan Del Norte and Surigao Del Sur and on the West.

LOCATION

Surigao City is a mosaic of islands that lies at the rim of the Asian continental shelf. It is perched at the northeastern tip of Mindanao, a southern island in the Philippines, and faces the Philippine Deep. The historic strait bound it on the north and east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the provinces of Agusan Del Norte and Surigao Del Sur and on the West.

The city is located in the 2nd district of Surigao del Norte.

LAND AREA

Total land area of the city is 245.34 sq. km.

POPULATION

Surigao City's population as of the year 2000 census was 118,534, growing at a rate of 2.56%.

LANGUAGE

Surigaonon, Cebuano, Boholano, Tagalog, and English are the major languages and dialects spoken in the city.

CLIMATE

The prevailing climate in the city falls under climate type II with no definite dry season but with a very pronounced maximum rainfall from November to January. Its average annual rainfall is 3,673.8 millimeters (144.72 inches) based on a 50-year average. There are 216 rainy days within the year in the area, making the city one of the "wettest" in the country. Its average temperature stands at a convenient 26.9 degrees centigrade with an average humidity of 85 percent (85%).

ECONOMY

Surigao City is a 2nd class city in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. It is blessed with abundant mineral reserves, fisheries and aquatic resources, and tracts of fertile arable lands, which are the primary sources of its people's livelihood. Its location in the coast offered enough opportunities to enjoy its wide array of beaches ranging from white, grayish-sandy to the gravel smooth peebled ones, as well as other places of interest. Its outlying islands fronting the Pacific further augment the fun and adventure, especially surfing.

CURRENCY

Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.

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Date  Title  Action
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01 Nov 2007  DOT Accredited Hotels in Surigao  View
21 Oct 2007  CARAGA Agricultural & Market Information  View
21 Oct 2007  General Information on CARAGA  View
27 Sep 2007  What Surigao is Known For  View
27 Sep 2007  Tourist Attractions: Natural  View
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27 Sep 2007  Famous Surigao Festivals  View
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05 Sep 2010  Mining and Quarrying subsector fuels Caraga economy  View
03 Sep 2010  MAJOR FRUIT CROP: PINEAPPLE  View
11 May 2008  Tourism boom seen on Siargao Island; DPWH rushes projects  View
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