Agusan del Sur
OVERVIEW Located in Southern Philippines, Agusan del Sur is the fourth largest province in the country. It is endowed with rich natural resources contained in its vast agricultural, forest, and marsh lands. Its vision is to become an agro-processing center and an eco-tourism destination. Agusan del Sur is a promising paradise found in the northeastern part of Mindanao. It is the land of the proud and brave Agusanons, a land of multi-ethnic and cultural diversity. It is hidden in the vastness of 896,550 hectares of endless green carpets and undulating forest cover which envelope its half a million people with fresh mountain air. The long winding Agusan River passes through the middle valley of Agusan del Sur.
GEOGRAPHY Agusan del Sur lies along the Maharlika Highway that links the three major island groups of the country. It has a land area of 896,550 hectares, with a flat and rolling topography suitable for agriculture, industry, and forestry. It takes the shape of an elongated basin with mountain ranges in the eastern and western sides, which form a valley occupying the central longitudinal section of the land. The Agusan River, which is among the many rivers that crisscross the province, cuts it into two along a north-south direction, fertilizing the land all year round. The southern part teems with swamps and lakes, forming one of the largest wetlands in Southern Asia.
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION Agusan del Sur occupies a portion of the Northern Mindanao Region bounded on the north by Agusan del Norte, on the east by Surigao del Sur, on the south by Davao del Norte, and on the west by Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. The province has one congressional district, which is composed of 14 municipalities and 314 barangays. Its capital town is Prosperidad, also the seat of the provincial government.
LANGUAGE/DIALECT Cebuano, Boholano, Ilonggo, English, Filipino, and Visayan. CLIMATE The climate is pleasant, with no dry season but a very pronounced rainy period usually occuring in December to January. Monthly rainfall is 302 mm. while the average temperature is 27 degrees Celsius. INDUSTRIES An industrial estate in Talacogon, the Agusan del Sur Provincial Industrial Center forms the nucleus of the Agusan del Sur growth diamond. It is expected to boost agro-industrial production and aid in the further growth of the economy. The Economic Zone will be hosting light to medium scale industries engaged mostly in agro-industrial processing.
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