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Lanuza, Surigao del Sur



Map of showing the location of Lanuza

Location within the

Coordinates: 9°14′0″N 126°4′0″E / 9.23333°N 126.06667°E / 9.23333; 126.06667Coordinates: 9°14′0″N 126°4′0″E / 9.23333°N 126.06667°E / 9.23333; 126.06667

Country  Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province ]]
Founded December 10, 1918
Barangays 13
 • Mayor Salvacion Saloma Azarcon
 • Total 290.60 km2 (112.20 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,857
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
Dialing code
Income class 4th

Lanuza is a 4th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 11,857 people in 2,127 households.


Lanuza is politically subdivided into 13 barangays. In 1956, the sitio of Antao was converted into a barrio.[2]

  • Agsam
  • Bocawe
  • Bunga
  • Gamuton
  • Habag
  • Mampi
  • Nurcia
  • Pakwan
  • Sibahay
  • Zone I (Pob.)
  • Zone II (Pob.)
  • Zone III (Pob.)
  • Zone IV (Pob.)


On December 10, 1918, Executive Order No. 52 of American Governor General Francis Burton Harrison that was signed by Charles Yeater, divided Cantilan into three parts Carrascal, Cantilan and Lanuza. Now it is part of the settlement area Carcanmadcarlan.


Lanuza belongs to the economic zone of Cantilan, one of the major economic zones of Surigao del Sur. Business opportunity is mainly dependent on agriculture, fishing, and eco-tourism. Lanuza was awarded a "clean and green" municipality title of the Caraga Region and is composed of a balanced conservative society deeply rooted in Catholicism.

For telecommunication there are six cell sites operated by Smart Communications and Globe Telecom that cover the whole area of CarCanMadCarLan (Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen and Lanuza).

Two cable TV providers operate in Cantilan, Carrascal and Madrid, Cantilan has broadband internet with a number of internet cafes. The municipal building in Lanuza has a satellite connection, soon this will be extended to the school and may be offered as an internet cafe in the evenings.

It is noted as a surfing destination with its various surfing areas from Reef Breaks to Beach Breaks. Surfing season is between the months of November to March where big waves are in constant motion.

Geography and climate

Lanuza's climate is characterized by rainfall that is distributed throughout the year. The period from April to August has the lowest level of rainfall while heavier rains occur from November to February and has 7% exposure to tropical cyclone.


External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • 1995 Philippine Census Information
  • 2000 Philippine Census Information
  • 2007 Philippine Census Information (1)
  • 2007 Philippine Census Information (2)
  • Local Governance Performance Management System
  • eCarCanMadCarLan Portal
  • SurfLanuza - Surfing Gateway of the Philippines
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