What is the history of Agusan del Sur?

What is the history of Agusan del Sur?

The territory of Agusan del Sur was governed as part of the province of Caraga during most of the Spanish period. In 1860, it was placed under the comandancia of Butuan, a district of the province of Surigao. In 1914, the province of Agusan was created by the American government.

Why Agusan Marsh is important?

Agusan Marsh is one of the most ecologically significant wetlands in the Philippines. Found in the heart of Mindanao’s Agusan Basin, this vast expanse of marsh covers an area roughly the size of Metro Manila. It contains nearly 15% of the nation’s fresh water resources in the form of swamp forests.

What are the cultures in Agusan del Sur?

English, Cebuano, Boholano, Ilongo, Manobo, Hilligaynon, Butuanon and Surigaonon, Ilocano, Muslim, Kamayo.

What are the festivals celebrated in Agusan del Sur?


  • SANTIKAN FESTIVAL – held every 12th-15th day of June. “Santikan” is a Manobo word which means the striking of fire, alluding to the different friendly competitions throughout its duration.
  • ARAW NG TRENTO – celebrated every 15 th day of June.

When was Surigao del Norte established?

June 19, 1960
The province comprises two major islands—Siargao and Bucas Grande—in the Philippine Sea, plus a small area at the northeastern tip of mainland Mindanao and other surrounding minor islands and islets….

Surigao del Norte
Region Caraga
Founded June 19, 1960
Capital and largest city Surigao City

What is the symbol of Agusan del Norte?

The silhouette of the Lauan tree at the lower portion is the symbol of the lumber industry which propelled Agusan del Norte to development. The coconut trees depict the old and still growing coconut industry of the province. The bananas trees stand for banana as the other up and coming major product of the province.

What is the importance of Agusan Marsh in biodiversity protection?

Agusan Marsh soak up excess water, from a yearly rainfall of four meters, plus nine rivers that slice thru Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Compostella Valley. This protects downstream cities and towns from devastating floods.

Is Agusan marsh a wetland?

Description: It is the largest and least disturbed freshwater wetland in the country. The marsh plays an important ecological role in Caraga Region and has acomplex network of marshes, rivers, lakes and ponds.

Why should we visit Agusan del Sur?

Surely, it did not fail them and more who continue to visit. With its array of unspoiled natural destinations and rich cultural heritage, Agusan del Sur is a promising ecotourism destination. If you’re planning to visit as well, here are the must-see attractions in Agusan del Sur you should not miss.