Del Carmen is classified as a 5th class municipality with a total land area of 20,189.000 hectares out of which 9,450 hectares are forest lands, 4,180 hectares mangroves and 5,056.5 hectares alienable and disposable lands with the rest classified as agricultural and open space areas, etc. It is the acknowledged gateway to Surigao City and the neighboring municipalities in Siargao Island being the shortest sea route there via the narrow Hinatuan Passage to the mainland.
Presently, the Municipality of Del Carmen has 20 barangays and 23 sitios. Its Land area is 20, 189.0000 has. The town is located in the western part of Siargao Island with a distance of 33 nautical miles from Surigao City, the capital of the Province. The average elevation of the land is approximately 20 feet above sea level and irregular or hilly topogaphy.
MUNICIPALITY : Del Carmen
Province : Surigao del Norte
Area : 20,189.0000 Has.
Population : 14,892 as of 2007 (NSCB)
Class : 5th class; partially urban
Date Founded as Parish : 1635
Date Created as Municipality : 1920
It is surrounded by several islets in the western coastal portion with beautiful beaches along Caub cave called Sugba. The sea is rich in resources. Hundreds of fish species and numerous kinds of clams and crabs are found in the ocean floor. Shallow seas and coral reefs , even the munky swaps lined by almost endless raw of mangroves inhabited by crocodiles of different sizes. Del Carmen is a municipality of superlatives. The virgin forest orchid, and other ornamental plants can be seen; the widest natural grown mangroves trees with an area of 8,620 hectares; and the rarest crocodile species.
DEL CARMEN MANGROVE FOREST
A total mangrove forest of 8,620 has. Of those a single forest block consist of 4,200 has. This mangrove block is habitat of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna is the endangered Crocodylus Porosus or Saltwater crocodile.
CROCODYLUS POROSUS (BIGGEST INDO-PACIFIC CROCODILE)
HALI-AN WHITE SAND
SAN JOSE CAVE
TRICYCLE, HABAL-HABAL, THIS TYPICAL FILIPINO TRANSPORT IS A MOTORBIKE WITH SIDE CAR, MAINLY USED FOR SHORT TRIPS ON MINOR ROADS.
PORT : PORT OF DEL CARMEN
AIRPORT : OGUING NAVARRO AIRPORT, SAYAK, DEL CARMEN
Article Source: Municipality of Del Carmen