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Mainit

Mainit is a fourth class municipality in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. It is situated on the north shore of Lake Mainit in the north-eastern part of Mindanao. The word "mainit" literally means "hot". According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 25,596 people.BarangaysMainit is politically subdivided into 21 barangays. In 1956, the sitios of Magpayang and Siana were elevated as barrios. Binga Bobona-on Cantugas Dayano Mabini Magpayang Magsaysay (Pob.) Mansayao Marayag Matin-ao Paco Quezon (Pob.) Roxas San Francisco San Isidro San Jose Siana Silop Tagbuyawan Tapi-an TolingonHistoryThe first inhabitants of Mainit settled near Lake Mainit in what is now barangay San Isidro. It was believed that the constant harassment of pirates forced the original settlers to move to the present town site.Mainit was made into a barrio in 1904 under the Municipality of Placer. In 1906, it became a Municipality of Agusan Province but after six months, Mainit was returned to the Province of Surigao del Norte and its status was reverted to being a barangay of Placer. Mainit was finally made into a municipality in Jan. 1, 1931 by virtue of Executive Order 290 dated December 27, 1930, signed by Governor-General Dwight F. Davis.Two of Mainit’s barangays were made into full-fledged municipalities: Tubod in 1958 and Alegria in 1968. and Mainit the mainit has many Barangays Magsaysay, Quezon,Mansayao and others
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