Naliyagan Plaza at the Capitol Grounds in Barangay Patin-ay
Location within Agusan del Sur province
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Agusan del Sur|
|District||1st District, Agusan del Sur|
|Founded||January 1, 1970|
|Barangays||32 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Albin D. Magdamit|
|• Total||505.15 km2 (195.04 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||42,121|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)85|
|Income class||1st class|
Prosperidad, officially the Municipality of Prosperidad (Filipino: Bayan ng Prosperidad), is the capital municipality of the province of Agusan del Sur in the Caraga region of the Philippines. The population was 82,631 at the 2015 census. In the 2016 election, it had 42,121 registered voters. Prosperidad was created on June 18, 1960 through Republic Act No. 2650.
Prosperidad is the venue of the Naliyagan Festival, an annual event celebrated by the entire province of Agusan del Sur.
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Prior to the Spanish Colonial Period, a Manobo settlement thrived at the junction of the Sianib and Gibong River. This settlement was known to the natives as Culilay.
During the Spanish Colonial Period, the missionaries discovered the settlement and soon began the Christianization of the Manobos. The natives were given Christian names and the settlement was renamed from Culilay to San Juan.
At the start of the American Period, San Juan was again renamed Las Navas but the name was short-lived as the place underwent another change in name – from Las Navas to Prosperidad derived from the word Prospero or "progressive" as the place experienced growth and prosperity during the time of American Governor Zapanta who coined the name.
Prosperidad is located at 8°36'N, 125°55'E.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 505.15 square kilometres (195.04 sq mi) constituting 5.06% of the 9,989.52-square-kilometre- (3,856.98 sq mi) total area of Agusan del Sur.
|Population census of Prosperidad|
In the 2015 census, Prosperidad had a population of 82,631. The population density was 160 inhabitants per square kilometre (410/sq mi).
In the 2016 election, it had 42,121 registered voters.
A satellite campus of the Philippine Normal University is located in Poblacion in Prosperidad (popularly known as Bah-Bah) which was established in 1968.
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|Esperanza||Marihatag, Surigao del Sur
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|San Francisco||Barobo, Surigao del Sur|