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Butuan City

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.


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