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Bislig City Brief Summary:

Bislig City is a 4th class city in the province of Surigao del Sur, Mindanao Philippines. Bislig is approximately 208 kilometers northeast of Davao City, 152 kilometers south of Tandag (the provincial capital) and 158 southeast of Butuan City. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 97,860 people in 18,269 households.

The completed sea port at Barangay Lawigan ready for operation for the convenience of people travelling to other provinces. The concrete runway of the commercial airport can accommodate light commercial planes of the Fokker 50 class, though today the airport is only used for the occasional private plane.

Bislig's main tourist attraction is Tinuy-an Falls, known as the "Niagara Falls" of the Philippines. It is a white water curtain that flows in three levels about 55 meters high. It is one of the best waterfalls in the entire Philippines because of its majestic and unique natural formation. Its colorful picture was once appeared in the International Travel Magazine.
Barangay Mangagoy is the center of trade of the city. It houses national and local banks. Telecommunication is efficient -- Internet, cellular phones, cable televisions and leased data lines are available. There are also good inns and hotels. Motorized tricycles, jeepneys, and buses ply its concrete roads and highways.Bislig is the home of PICOP Resources, Inc., one of the largest paper mills in the country, and also formerly the largest paper mill in Asia. Its concession is a sanctuary of the Philippine Eagle.

A local dialect, called Kamayo (spelling uncertain), is sometimes used by the residents, though they usually use the more general Visayan language of the region.

In 2000, Bislig was converted into a city.