Agusan del Sur was dubbed as the “Land of Golden Opportunities”. It is the fourth largest province in the country and second largest province in Mindanao next to Bukidnon. Positioned in the northeastern part of Mindanao, Agusan del Sur is a noncoastal province belonging to the Caraga Region.

The province is a promising paradise which occupies almost all of the Agusan River Valley except for the areas covered by Agusan del Norte. It is bordered by Agusan del Norte on the north, Surigao del Sur on the east, Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte on the south and Bukidnon on the west. The province, which is the land of proud and brave Agusanons, is subdivided into 13 municipalities and one (1) newly-declared component city with Prosperidad as the capital town. The seat of the provincial government is located in the Gov. Democrito O. Plaza Government Center, Properidad, Agusan del Sur named after the late former Congressman, Governor and Assemblyman Democrito O. Plaza fondly called as “DO Plaza”.

The name “Agusan” is derived from the native dialect “agasan” meaning “the place where the water flows” referring to Agusan River which fertilizes the land all year round.

The province’s birth was on June 17, 1967 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4979 providing for the division Agusan province into two, to be known as Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. The late former Cong. Democrito O. Plaza and late former Gov. Rufino C. Otero were the first elected officials in the National Election of November, 1969.

The province is blessed with bountiful natural resources in its enormous agricultural, forest and marsh lands, which are awaiting for prospective investors to develop. Envisioned to become an agri-industrialized and eco-tourism province of God-centered,caring, healthy, productive and self-sustaining communities, Agusan del Sur positioned to become a preferred Investment Destination in the Caraga Region.

 
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