The Province of Surigao del Sur is the 56th Philippine province and is located in the Northeastern coast of Mindanao facing the Pacific Ocean between 125°40' to 126°20' East Longitudes and 7°55' and 9°20' North Latitudes. It is bounded on the Northwest by the Province of Surigao del Norte, on the Southeast by Davao Oriental, on its Eastern side by the Pacific Ocean, and on the West and Southwest by the Provinces of Agusan Del Norte and Agusan Del Sur. This strategic location enables the province to establish favorable economic linkages with other neighboring provinces. Surigao Del Sur has 2 cities and 17 municipalities most of which are located in the coastal areas with Tandag as its capital. These municipalities are subdivided into 309 barangays and have two congressional districts. Capital Tandag City.