Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 168500000

The Province of Dinagat Islands, a hidden gem in the northeastern section of the Philippine archipelago, is a region of mystical allure and natural splendor.

San Jose, the province capital, is the hub of commerce and government activities. The region’s geography is characterized by rocky, mountainous terrain and a jagged coastline dotted with numerous coves and bays. Its topography makes it a haven for a diverse array of flora and fauna, including several endemic species that contribute to the Philippines’ reputation as a biodiversity hotspot.

The Dinagat Islands are composed of seven municipalities that include its provincial capital of San Jose, and Basilisa, Cagdianao, Dinagat, Libjo, Loreto, and Tubajon. Officially created as a province in 2006, it seceded from Surigao del Norte and now functions as a separate provincial entity.

The province’s economy is anchored by mining and fishing, with rich mineral deposits and abundant marine resources. However, ecotourism is swiftly gaining ground due to the area’s pristine natural beauty. Tourists seek the Dinagat Islands for its unspoiled beaches, clear waters, and enchanting landscapes, which are often overshadowed by more popular destinations in the country.

Culturally, the Province of Dinagat Islands is steeped in folklore and tradition. It was once regarded as a place of magic and enchantment, and to this day, many of its inhabitants hold on to beliefs and customs that reflect a deep connection to the supernatural. Festivities and local traditions serve as a colorful tapestry that showcases the province’s rich cultural heritage.

In summary, the Province of Dinagat Islands is a place of immense potential and captivating charm. With a commitment to sustainable development and environmental preservation, it could well become one of the Philippines’ most treasured attractions, offering a unique blend of nature and culture to discerning travelers.

Dinagat Islands is an island province composed of:

Municipalities:Barangay (of which are Island Barangays):
7100 (100)

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Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 168501000

2020 Population: 36,911

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :Hectares sq:Coastal/Inland:Island:
168501019 BenglenRural7801,053 Inland Dinagat Island
168501002 CatadmanRural934975 CoastalCapaquian Island
168501003 ColumbusRural434429 CoastalUnib Island
168501004 CoringRural488564 CoastalUnib Island
168501005 CortesRural1,4651,382 Coastal Dinagat Island
168501020 DiegasRural1,2521,207 Inland Dinagat Island
168501006 Doña HeleneRural2,4662,869 Coastal Dinagat Island
168501021 EderaRural1,1291,087 Inland Dinagat Island
168501007 FerdinandRural1,9521,877 CoastalFerdinand Island
168501008 GeotinaRural1,3081,328 Inland Dinagat Island
168501009 Imee (Bactasan)Rural495710 CoastalSibanag Island
168501010 MelgarRural1,4701,803 Coastal Dinagat Island
168501011 MontagRural1,3491,963 Inland Dinagat Island
168501012 NavarroRural1,7371,719 Coastal Dinagat Island
168501022 New NazarethRural1,2001,205 Inland Dinagat Island
168501013 PoblaciónRural514612 Población-CoastalSibanag Island
168501014 Puerto PrincesaRural2,1201,903 Inland Dinagat Island
168501015 Rita GlendaRural2,0711,508 Inland Dinagat Island
168501023 RomaRural1,184899 Inland Dinagat Island
168501016 RoxasRural1,3001,212 CoastalSibanag Island
168501024 Santa MonicaRural695631 Coastal Dinagat Island
168501025 Santo NiñoRural1,5421,417 Inland Dinagat Island
168501017 SeringRural3,1843,192 Coastal Dinagat Island
168501026 SombradoRural732661 Inland Dinagat Island
168501018 Tag-abacaRural3,3243,148 Inland Dinagat Island
168501027 Villa EcleoRural1,121955 Inland Dinagat Island
168501028 Villa PantinopleRural665571 Inland Dinagat Island
Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :
36,91136,880
Overview of the Municipality of Basilisa (Rizal) and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 168502000

2020 Population: 18,350

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :Hectares sq:Coastal/Inland:Island:
168502001 BoaRural1,040979 InlandDinagat Island
168502002 Cabunga-anRural1,2601,164 CoastalDinagat Island
168502003 Del PilarRural1,7171,757 InlandDinagat Island
168502004 LagunaRural754659 CoastalDinagat Island
168502005 LegaspiRural1,029946 CoastalDinagat Island
168502006 Ma-atasRural943886 InlandDinagat Island
168502013 Mabini (Borja)Rural1,016914 CoastalDinagat Island
168502007 Nueva EstrellaRural844668 CoastalDinagat Island
168502008 PoblaciónRural3,5373,329 Población-CoastalDinagat Island
168502014 R. Ecleo, Sr.Rural1,7711,643 CoastalDinagat Island
168502009 San JoseRural402354 InlandDinagat Island
168502010 Santa RitaRural530534 CoastalDinagat Island
168502011 TigbaoRural1,2541,143 CoastalDinagat Island
168502012 ValenciaUrban2,2531,832 CoastalDinagat Island
Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :
18,35016,808
Overview of the Municipality of Cagdianao and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 168503000

2020 Population: 10,621

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :Hectares sq:Población/Non-Población:Coastal/Inland:Island:
168503014 BagumbayanRural1,0411,089 Non-PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168503003 CabayawanRural589523 Non-PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168503002 Cab-ilanRural1,2211,190 Non-PoblaciónCoastalWest Capaquian Island
168503022 CayetanoRural666561 Non-PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168503004 Escolta (Pob.)Rural876999 PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168503005 GomezRural743842 Non-PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168503023 Justiniana EderaRural680684 Non-PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168503007 MagsaysayRural789801 Non-PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168503009 Mauswagon (Pob.)Rural396367 PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168503016 New MabuhayRural1,5661,557 Non-PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168503021 WadasRural1,0831,059 Non-PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168503012 White Beach (Pob.)Rural971960 PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :
10,62110,632
Overview of the Municipality of Dinagat and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 168504000

2020 Population: 18,051

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :Hectares sq:Coastal/Inland:Island:
168504001 Albor (Pob.)Rural1,6611,511 Población-InlandDinagat Island
168504002 ArellanoRural635604 CoastalDinagat Island
168504003 BayanihanRural911916 InlandDinagat Island
168504004 Doña HelenRural361409 InlandDinagat Island
168504005 GarciaRural1,6561,497 InlandDinagat Island
168504006 General Aguinaldo (Bolod-bolod)Rural2,1281,868 InlandDinagat Island
168504007 KanihaanRural180145 CoastalKanihaan Island
168504015 LlameraRural1,0601,134 CoastalDinagat Island
168504008 MagsaysayRural559493 CoastalDinagat Island
168504009 Osmeña Rural389338 CoastalDinagat Island
168504010 PlaridelRural1,5731,895 CoastalDinagat Island
168504011 QuezonRural540589 CoastalDinagat Island
168504016 RositaRural9661,047 InlandDinagat Island
168504012 San Antonio (Pob.)Rural2,7892,751 Población-CoastalDinagat Island
168504013 San JoseRural1,7361,639 InlandDinagat Island
168504014 Santo Niño Rural907924 InlandDinagat Island
Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :
18,05117,760
Overview of the Municipality of Libjo (Albor) and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 168505000

2020 Population: 9,690

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :Hectares sq:Población/Non-Población:Coastal/Inland:Island:
168505001 Carmen (Pob.)Rural1,2031,376 PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168505002 EsperanzaUrban1,3881,207 Non-PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168505003 FerdinandRural242205 Non-PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168505004 HeleneRural295278 Non-PoblaciónCoastalHibuson Island
168505006 LibertyRural730678 Non-PoblaciónCoastalHibuson Island
168505008 MagsaysayRural324295 Non-PoblaciónCoastalHibuson Island
168505011 PanamaonRural1,4231,332 Non-PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168505013 San Juan (Pob.)Rural1,5801,524 PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168505015 Santa Cruz (Pob.)Rural798689 PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168505017 Santiago (Pob.)Rural1,7071,725 PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :
9,6909,309
Overview of the Municipality of Loreto and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 168506000

2020 Population: 26,375 

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :Hectares sq:Coastal/Inland:Island:
168506001 AurelioRural3,5233,944 InlandDinagat Island
168506002 CuarintaRural1,7991,461 InlandDinagat Island
168506003 Don Ruben Ecleo (Baltazar)Rural2,5992,543 InlandDinagat Island
168506004 JacquezRural1,2441,051 InlandDinagat Island
168506005 Justiniana EderaRural1,2291,633 InlandDinagat Island
168506006 LunaRural1,8291,174 InlandDinagat Island
168506007 MahayahayRural2,3432,393 InlandDinagat Island
168506008 MatingbeRural1,0871,122 CoastalDinagat Island
168506009 Población (San Jose)Urban4,2265,223 Población-InlandDinagat Island
168506010 San JuanRural2,1042,279 CoastalDinagat Island
168506011 Santa CruzRural2,8323,006 CoastalDinagat Island
168506012 WilsonRural1,5601,658 CoastalDinagat Island
Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :
26,37527,487
Overview of the Municipality of San Jose and Capitol of Dinagat Islands and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 168507000

2020 Population: 8,119

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :Hectares sq:Población/Non-Población:Coastal/Inland:Island:
168507005 Diaz (Romualdez)Rural736611 Non-PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168507001 ImeldaRural660806 Non-PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168507002 MabiniRural1,1741,204 Non-PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168507003 MalinaoRural1,7071,969 Non-PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168507004 NavarroRural463370 Non-PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168507006 RoxasRural425392 Non-PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168507007 San Roque (Pob.)Rural486444 PoblaciónCoastalDinagat Island
168507008 San Vicente (Pob.)Rural899835 PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
168507009 Santa Cruz (Pob.)Rural1,5691,645 PoblaciónInlandDinagat Island
Pop. (2020) :Pop. (2015) :
8,1198,276
Overview of the Municipality of Tubajon and its barangays.
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