- Bayugan was formerly a sitio of Barrio Maygatasan, Esperanza
- It became a barrio on April 1960
- Bayugan became a separate municipality on August 6, 1961 by virtue of Exec. Order No. 440.
- It became a city on March 23, 2007 by virtue of Republic Act No. 9405 and was ratified by a plebiscite held on June 20.
- The city's name was either derived from a Manobo term for “pathway” or from the bayug tree.
- Area (sq. kms.): 505
- Population (2010): 99,361
- No. of Barangays: 43
- Income Class: Third
- Zip Code: 8502
- Area Code: 085
Local Officials of Bayugan City for 2010-2013
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Bayugan City, geographically situated below the typhoon belt, is open to the northeast monsoon. It has a Type II climate with no dry season and a very pronounced wet season of heavy precipitation. Although there is no single dry month, maximum rainfall occurs from December to January. Average monthly rainfall is 355 mm. and average temperature 27.15 degrees Celsius.
Location and Topography
Bayugan City is bounded on the north by Sibagat, on the south by Esperanza, on the east by Prosperidad and on the west by Las Nieves (Agusan del Norte
- Last Sunday of January (Kahimunan Festival, Holy Child) - a local version of the Sinulog of Cebu, it is highlighted by street dancing focusing on the indigenous tribes' way of life.
- June 21 - city charter day
- June 30 (Sacred Heart of Jesus)
- Allied Bank
- Agusan del Sur Doctor's Hospital (15 beds)
- Agusan Valley Hospital (12 beds)
- Bayugan Community Hospital (20 beds) - (tel: 231-2136)
- Bayugan J.M. Yap Sto. Nino Hospital (10 beds) - Rotunda
- New Bayugan Medical Hospital
- Sto. Niño Medical Hospital
- City Fire Department - (tel: 242-3013)