Geography of Butuan City
Northern Mindanao's province Agusan del Norte (Region 10) is a resource rich and scenic
region in the country. It is bounded on the north by the province of Southern Leyte and
Bohol Sea, on the south by North Cotabato and Davao del Norte, on the west by the
provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, and on the southwest by
Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. Region 10 has a total land area of 2,832,774 hectares
(about 7 million acres) with very irregular coastline separated by large open bays.
It embraces within its domain seven provinces, seven cities and 116 municipalities, and
home to approximately 5 million people. The province is mountainous along its northeastern
and western parts. In between are flat, rolling lands, particularly where the Agusan River
cuts through as it empties into Butuan Bay. Its gentle rolling hills of tropical rainforest,
tumbling waterfalls, amazing rock formations, enchanting caves, majestic volcanoes, fascinating
lakes and pristine beaches with crystal clear water teeming with a plethora of marine life,
renders one with awe in the vibrant and timeless hues of nature.