Welcome to a city that has seen over 1,683 years of recorded history. It was the original site of the first Easter mass in Philippine soil. It was the site of the first formal hoisting of the Philippine flag in Mindanao. And it was the home of the
Butuan is situated in the northwestern part of the Caraga Region (Region 13). It is the seat of government of the region and serves as its trading center as well. The city’s strategic location makes it a natural gateway to the different prime destinations in the region.
Butuan City lies on the northeastern part of Agusan Valley sprawling across the Agusan River. With a land area of 70, 800 hectares, it lies flat along the banks of Agusan River following a long course within the province of Davao del Norte, Agusan del Sur, and Agusan del Norte. The national highways from Misamis Oriental, Surigao, and Davao traverse the city and meet at the junction of Barangay Ampayon, effectively linking the Northern Mindanao provinces together.
The city is made up of 27 Urban Barangays and 59 Rural Barangays.
In 2000, Butuan City placed its total population at 267,279, which is expected to double by 2015.
The people are multi-lingual, speaking predominantly Butuanon, Cebuano, and English.
The Dry Season is from March to September while the Wet Season is from October to February. Temperature falls between the minimum of 66° F and maximum of 85° F.
Banana, wood, prawn, furniture, handicrafts, and coconut.