Socorro, Surigao del Norte

Socorro, officially the Municipality of Socorro, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 22,314 people.[3]

Socorro
Municipality of Socorro
Map of Surigao del Norte with Socorro highlighted
Socorro
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°37′16″N 125°58′01″E
Country Philippines
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
ProvinceSurigao del Norte
District1st District
FoundedFebruary 22, 1961
Barangays14
Government
[1]
  TypeSangguniang Bayan
  MayorFelizardo A. Galanida
  Vice MayorWilberto M. Dacera
  CongressmanFrancisco Jose F. Matugas II
  Electorate16,429 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
  Total114.45 km2 (44.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
  Total22,314
  Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Economy
  Income class4th municipal income class
  Poverty incidence38.52% (2015)[4]
  Revenue (₱)74,099,261.65 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
8516
PSGC
IDD:area code+63(0)86
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesSurigaonon
Agusan language
Cebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.socorro.gov.ph

The municipal territory is contiguous with Bucas Grande Island.

Barangays

Socorro is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.

  • Albino Taruc
  • Del Pilar
  • Doña Helene
  • Honrado
  • Navarro (Poblacion)
  • Nueva Estrella
  • Pamosaingan (formerly Gardeña and part of Del Carmen)
  • Rizal (Poblacion)
  • Salog
  • San Roque
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sering
  • Songkoy
  • Sudlon

Demographics

Population census of Socorro
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 6,946    
1975 7,904+2.63%
1980 10,267+5.37%
1990 14,179+3.28%
1995 15,208+1.32%
2000 17,932+3.60%
2007 18,833+0.68%
2010 20,304+2.77%
2015 22,314+1.81%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

Climate

Climate data for Socorro, Surigao del Norte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 210
(8.3)
161
(6.3)
123
(4.8)
85
(3.3)
148
(5.8)
186
(7.3)
164
(6.5)
157
(6.2)
141
(5.6)
190
(7.5)
223
(8.8)
200
(7.9)
1,988
(78.3)
Average rainy days 21.0 16.8 18.5 18.2 24.9 27.7 28.4 27.0 26.1 27.6 24.6 22.0 282.8
Source: Meteoblue [8]

References

  1. "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. "Province: Surigao del Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. Census of Population (2015). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Caraga". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. "Province of Surigao del Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. "Socorro: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 20 November 2019.


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