|Municipality of Prosperidad|
Map of Agusan del Sur with Prosperidad highlighted
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Agusan del Sur|
|Founded||January 1, 1970|
|Barangays||32 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Frederick Mark P. Mellana|
|• Vice Mayor||Jesusimo L. Ronquillo|
|• Congressman||Alfelito M. Bascug|
|• Electorate||42,121 voters (2016)|
|• Total||505.15 km2 (195.04 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)85|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||224.6 million (2016)|
|Native languages||Agusan language|
Prosperidad, officially the Municipality of Prosperidad, (Cebuano: Lungsod sa Prosperidad; Tagalog: Bayan ng Prosperidad), is a 1st class municipality and capital of the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 82,631 people.
Prosperidad is the venue of the Naliyagan Festival, an annual event celebrated by the entire province of Agusan del Sur. It also hosts its own festival called the Angot Festival celebrated every 28th of September in honor of St. Michael the Archangel.
History and etymology
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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.
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, Prosperidad had a population of 82,631. The population density was 160 inhabitants per square kilometre (410/sq mi).
Prosperidad is located at.
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.
A satellite campus of the Philippine Normal University is located in Poblacion (popularly known as Bahbah) which was established in 1968.
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