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Santiago, Agusan del Norte


Santiago, Agusan del Norte

Official seal of Santiago

Map of showing the location of Santiago

Location within the

Coordinates: 9°15′57.6″N 125°33′32.4″E / 9.266000°N 125.559000°E / 9.266000; 125.559000Coordinates: 9°15′57.6″N 125°33′32.4″E / 9.266000°N 125.559000°E / 9.266000; 125.559000

Country  Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province ]]
Founded January 1, 1937
Barangays 9
 • Mayor Zenaida Corro Lim
 • Total 275.61 km2 (106.41 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 20,955
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code
Dialing code
Income class 4th

Santiago is a 4th class municipality in the province of Agusan del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,955 people in 3,157 households.


Santiago is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Curva
  • Jagupit
  • Lapaz
  • Poblacion I
  • San Isidro
  • Tagbuyacan
  • Estanislao Morgado
  • Poblacion II
  • Pangaylan IP


In the later part of 1898, a group of natives fleeing from the municipality of Jabonga settled in a place recognized by the municipality of Cabadbaran as barrio Santiago, However, in 1924 the Aciga River swelled its banks, destroying all properties, crops and animals along it. This forced the inhabitants of Santiago, Cabadbaran to transfer to barrio Jagupit. In 1936, the name Aciga River brought the same damage to Jagupit which made the inhabitants decide to transfer at the foot of the hill, particularly at Sitio Paypay, which was then inhabited by two groups of natives, the Manobo and the Mamanwas.

The construction of the national highway, which passes thru sitio Paypay, lured more people to settle in the place.

Towards the end of 1936, thru a bill sponsored by the late Congressman Calo, the name Paypay was changed to Santiago in honor of Saint James or Santiago.

In 1964, the barrio officials of Santiago indicated their desire to become a separate municipality. Finally, in 1969, it was created into a municipality thru


External links

  • Municipal Website Blog of Santiago
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Municipality of Santiago, ADN Official Website
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