The City of Butuan is the regional center of the Caraga Region in the Philippines. Butuan City is the regional center of Caraga Region. It was the capital of Agusan del Norte until 2000 when Republic Act 8811 mandated the transfer of the capital to Cabadbaran City, however, Butuan City still serves as the province’s seat of government as many of the provincial government offices are located, including the provincial capitol.
Butuan City Airport
The name “Butuan” is believed to have originated from the sour fruit “Batuan”. Other etymology sources say that it comes from a certain “Datu Buntuan”, a chieftain who once ruled over Butuan.
Butuan was believed to be the original site of the first Easter mass in Philippine soil. It was also the site of the first formal hoisting of the Philippine flag in Mindanao. And it was the home of the “Balanghais” or Butuan Boats, famous pre-historic native boats in Southeast Asia.