QUICK FACTS

Provincial Capital:
Surigao City

Land Area:
201,710 hectares

Political Subdivision:
1 city, 20 municipalities, 335 barangays

Population:
485,088 (2015 CENSUS)

Population Density:
240 persons per sq. km.

Population Growth Rate:
1.92 % (1995-2010 CENSUS)

Dialects/Languages:
Cebuano, Surigaonon, Boholano, Tagalog, English

Literacy Rate: (2010)
Both sexes: 98.28%
Male: 98.01
Female: 98.56%

Poverty Incidence:
27.4 % (2018)

Power Provider:
Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative (SURNECO) & Siargao Electric Cooperative (SIARELCO)

Water Provider Surigao City:
Surigao Metropolitan Water District – Prime Water Capacity: 320,000 cu.m. per month

Information & Communication:
Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, Sun Cellular, Bayantel, PLDT

Utilities:
SMART, PLDT, GLOBE, SUN, BAYANTEL

Health Facilities:
14 public and private hospitals

Schools:
11 higher educational institutions

Financial Institutions:
11 universal & commercial banks, 3 government banks and 8 rural banks

PROVINCIAL SYMBOLS

“Wensie Orchid”
PROVINCIAL FLOWER
“Magkono”
(Xanthostemon Verdugpmoamis)
PROVINCIAL TREE
“Nickel”
PROVINCIAL METAL
“Chromite”
PROVINCIAL MINERAL

“Serpentinite”
PROVINCIAL ROCK
“Blue Marlin”
(Makaira Mazara) Malasugi
PROVINCIAL FISH
“Sea Eagle”
(Haliaeetus Leucogaster) Manaul
PROVINCIAL BIRD
“Sea Cow”
(Hydrodamalis Gigas) Dujong
PROVINCIAL FLOWER