Agusan del Sur
|About the Province
Agusan del Sur is a landlocked province bounded by Agusan del Norte on the north, Surigao del Sur on the east, Bukidnon on the west, and Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley on the south. As of 2000, the province recorded a population of 559,294, growing at a rate of 1.79 percent annually. It is the most populous and largest in area in the CARAGA region.
Along with Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Sur is listed in the top five poorest provinces in the country that are both located in CARAGA. In the 2000 National Statistical Coordination Board’s Philippine Poverty Statistics, the province ranked 9th with a poverty incidence rate of 52.3 percent. Three years later, it climbed to number five with 52.8 percent of its population living below the poverty line.
Agusan del Sur has a human development index value of 0.482, ranking 71st among 79 provinces in 2000.
• 5th poorest province (2003)
• Income classification: 1st class (1996)
• Literacy rate (simple): 88.21% (2000)
• Human development index: 0.482 (Rank: 71st)
• Annual average family income: P67,104 (2000)
• Capital: Prosperidad
• Governor: Ma. Valentina Plaza-Cornelio<
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