Located at the Northeastern part of Agusan Valley sprawling across the
Agusan River is Butuan City known for itís colorful history and culture.
BUTUAN is believed to have originated from the sour fruit "Batuan". Others
opined, it came from a certain "Datu Buntuan", a chieftain who once ruled
Butuan. Scholars believed, it came from the word " But-an", which
literally means a person who has a sound and discerning disposition.
Whichever theories appear credible depends on the kind of people residing
in Butuan, for whatever is said about them, Butuan continues to live on.
Butuanís history, culture, arts and people date back to the 4th Century as
showcased in museums and festivals, makes Butuan an exiting source of
cultural artifacts in Mindanao.