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Butuan (bōtōˈän) [key], city (1990 pop. 172,489), capital of Agusan del Norte prov., NE Mindanao, the Philippines. It is a port on the Agusan River near its mouth at Butuan Bay. It is an outlet for the fertile Agusan River valley.

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