The province of Surigao del Norte is bounded in the north and east by the vast Pacific Ocean covering the municipalities of Loreto and Dinagat, respectively.
In the south, the division is bounded by the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur covering the municipalities of Alegria and Claver, and on the west, it is bounded by the historic Surigao Strait covering the municipality of Malimono. It has 3 divisions namely Division of Surigao del Norte, Surigao City and Siargao. Figure 1 shows the map of mainland Surigao del Norte.
The Division of Surigao del Norte is comprised of the 11 mainland municipalities of the second congressional district. It has 13 school districts namely Alegria, Anao-aon, Bacuag, Claver, Gigaquit, Mainit I, Mainit II, Malimono, Placer I, Placer II, Sison, Taganaan, and Tubod. However, the division is currently working out of splitting Malimono into two districts due to its geographical location. It has 158 public and 3 private elementary schools; and 35 public and 6 private secondary schools. The Division Office is located beside the Provincial Sports Complex, Rizal
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