Cateel, Davao Oriental

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Cateel
Municipality
Map of Davao Oriental with Baganga highlighted
Map of Davao Oriental with Baganga highlighted
Cateel is located in Philippines
Cateel
Cateel
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°47′N 126°27′E / 7.783°N 126.450°E / 7.783; 126.450Coordinates: 07°47′N 126°27′E / 7.783°N 126.450°E / 7.783; 126.450
Country Philippines
Region Davao (Region XI)
Province Davao Oriental
District 1st district of Davao Oriental
Founded October 29, 1903
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Camilo Nunez
Area[2]
 • Total 545.56 km2 (210.64 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 38,579
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8205
Dialing code 87
Income class 2nd
Website www.cateel.gov.ph

Cateel is a second class municipality in the province of Davao Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 38,579 people.[3]

Cateel is the home of the Aliwagwag Falls, located at barangay Aliwagwag within the Aliwagwag Protected Landscape. It is a towering waterfalls considered by hydraulic engineers as the highest in the country and regarded as one of the most beautiful falls in Mindanao. It is a series of 84 falls appearing like stairway to heaven with various heights among the steps ranging from 2 to 33.5 metres (7 to 110 ft). One step is measured 22 metres (72 ft) and another is 20 metres (66 ft). Overall Aliwagwag Falls has a height of 340 metres (1,120 ft) and a width of 20 metres (66 ft). All these in the midst of virgin forest, with a river at the foot of the falls. 13 rapids to cross.

History[edit]

In 1959,the Mainit and Alegria were converted into barrios.[4]

The municipality was one of the hardest-hit towns of Typhoon Bopha when it hit the town on December 3, 2012.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Cateel is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Abijod
  • Alegria
  • Aliwagwag
  • Aragon
  • Baybay
  • Maglahus
  • Mainit
  • Malibago
  • San Alfonso
  • San Antonio
  • San Miguel
  • San Rafael
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Filomena
  • Taytayan
  • Poblacion

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Cateel
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 26,144 —    
1995 27,211 +0.75%
2000 28,655 +1.11%
2007 33,109 +2.01%
2010 38,579 +5.72%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: DAVAO ORIENTAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "R.A. No. 2105, An Act Creating Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Cateel, Province of Davao". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Typhoon death toll climbs to over 200". Inquirer. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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