About San Jose
SAN JOSE PROFILE - GEO - Physical Characteristics
|SAN JOSE PROFILE|
|GEO - Physical Characteristics|
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• LOCATION Region XIII – CARAGA
• LAND AREA 3, 849 hectares
• Municipal water area 1, 968.48 hectares
• Municipal Coastline 19, 844.29 meters
ELEVATION - San Jose is characterized by a rugged terrain of convex slopes and high crests. This high crests are found at Cuarenta and the easternmost portion of Luna with a maximum elevation of 300 meters. In contrast, low laying areas, or nearly level areas with an elevation of 10 meters above the sea level, are centrally located in Luna and Don Ruben. Such areas are also found at the northernmost part of Wilson adjoining the level areas at Cuarenta. From a distance, these low laying areas are negligible due to the imposing views of mountain ranges visible upon approaching the Islands.
SLOPE - 70.49 percent of the municipal areas are generally within 0-18 percent slope. Of the 0-18 percent slope 23.62 percent are considered buildable areas or those within 0-15 percent slope. The remaining 46.87 percent are potential pasture land or contour farming areas. These slopes are characterized by convex slope with straight hill slope. Per slope analysis of the barangays, only Jacquez has no area within the 0-15 percent slope and it is the only barangay whose total area belongs to the 18-30 percent slope. In contrast, Don Ruben, Justiniana Edera, Mahayahay, San Juan, and Sta.Cruz do not have areas within the 18 to 30 percent above slopes. This indicates that these barangays have potential areas for resettlements and agricultural expansion areas.
The municipality of San Jose’s climate falls under the Type II climate classification. It is characterized by the absence of dry season with a very pronounced rainfall from November to January. The municipality is not sheltered from the Northeast Monsoon and trade winds or from cyclonic storms.