CITY GOVERNMENT OF SURIGAO

the city of island adventures

CIty Hall

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 6134, Surigao was converted to a chartered city on August 31, 1970 with Pedro Espina as its first city mayor.

Zaragoza Rock Formations

Unique rock formations approximately 20 feet high stands out against a backdrop of dense coconut trees and nipa palms ( Nypa fruticans) and covers an area of one hectare.

Basul Island

A tiny island at the entrance of Hinituan Channel with fine white sand mixed with assorted shells rims.

Ipil-Mabua Pebble Beach

A contiguous layer gray of pebbles.

Birok Islet Coral Reef

A small shell beach surrounded by vast mangroves and close to a reef.

Silop Cave

Stalagmites and stalactites dominate the chambers, accessible through its twelve entrances. It is approximately 7 kilometers from the city proper.

San Pedro Cantiasay Footbridge

This wooden footbridge is among the country's longest at 391 meters, connecting Sibale and Nonoc Islands.

Basic Facts

LAND AREA
:
245.34 sq.km. (Official 1980)
POPULATION
:
140,540 (NSO Census 2010)
 
:
152,543 (2014 Projection)
Growth Rate
:
2.07% (2007-2010)
POPULATION DENSITY
:
572 per sq.k. (2010)
NO. OF PUROKS
:
449
NO. OF BARANGAYS
:
54
     Mainland
:
33
     Island
:
21
INCOME
:
P546.638 M (2014)
 
 
P512.451 M (2013)
CLASSIFICATION
:
3rd Class Component City
CLIMATE
:
Type II: No definite dry season and with pronounced maximum rainfull from November to January
PREFERRED AREAS OF INVESTMENTS
:
Mining and Mineral Processing, Jewelry Manufacturing, Agri-Fishery, Tourism
MAIN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS:
:
Palay, Corn, Banana and Coconut
PRIMARY INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY
:
Mining, Fisheries and Tourism
HOSPITALS
:
2 - Government, 4 - Private
BARANGAY HEALTH CENTERS
:
49
SCHOOLS
 
     Kindergarten
Urban - 35; Rural - 46
     Elementary
:
Urban - 19; Rural - 40 
     Secondary
:
Public - 22; Private - 5
ENROLLMENT
:
 
     Kindergarten
:
2,965 (SY 2014-2015)
     Elementary
:
21,861 (SY 2014-2015)
     Secondary
:
8,030 (SY 2014-2015)
HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
:
 
     University
:
1
     Private Colleges and Tech.-Voc. Inst.
:
8
     State-Owned Colleges with TVET Prog.
:
2
PREPARATORY SCHOOLS
:
Day Care Centers - 94; Private - 22
NO. OF SEAPORTS
:
5 (1-Baseport; 4-sub port)
NO. OF AIRPORTS
:
2 (1-Secondary; 1-Feeder)
ROAD SURFACE LENGTH
:
 
     City Roads
:
37.185 kms.
     Barangay Roads
:
 
          Concrete
:
66.7946 kms.
          Gravel
:
84.3664 kms.
          Earth
:
27.7766 kms.
          National Roads
:
43.600 kms.
BRIDGES
:
 
     Concrete
:
144.6 lm.
     Timber
:
1592.82 lm
NO. OF SUBDIVISIONS
:
24
NO. OF HOTELS AND OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS
:
56
BANKS
:
24
PAWNSHOPS AND MONEY CHANGERS
:
84
FINANCING INSTITUTIONS
:
58
DRUGSTORES AND DISTRIBUTORS OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES
:
51
RESTAURANTS AND REFRESHMENTS
:
127
CATERING SERVICES
:
20
RICE AND CORN RETAILER AND WHOLESALE
:
63
DEPARTMENT STORES/MALL
:
7/1
APPLIANCE STORES
:
11
HARDWARE/LUMBER
:
20
GASOLINE STATION AND LPG OUTLETS
:
19
PRINTING PRESS
:
19
AM/FM STATIONS
:
9
LANDLINE SERVICES
:
4
MOBILE PHONE COMPANIES
:
3
CABLE TV SERVICES
:
1
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