Davao Oriental

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Davao Oriental
Province
Flag of Davao Oriental
Flag
Official seal of Davao Oriental
Seal
Map of the Philippines with Davao Oriental highlighted
Map of the Philippines with Davao Oriental highlighted
Coordinates: 07°10′N 126°20′E / 7.167°N 126.333°E / 7.167; 126.333Coordinates: 07°10′N 126°20′E / 7.167°N 126.333°E / 7.167; 126.333
Country Philippines
Region Davao Region (Region XI)
Founded May 8, 1967
Capital Mati
Government
 • Type Province of the Philippines
 • Governor Corazon Nunez-Malanyaon (Nacionalista)
 • Vice Governor Jose Mayo Almario (Lakas-CMD)
Area[1]
 • Total 5,679.64 km2 (2,192.92 sq mi)
Area rank 15th out of 81
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 517,618
 • Rank 54th out of 81
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Density rank 70th out of 81
Divisions
 • Independent cities 0
 • Component cities 1
 • Municipalities 10
 • Barangays 183
 • Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Davao Oriental
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8200 to 8210
Dialing code 87
ISO 3166 code PH-DAO
Spoken languages Cebuano, Davawenyo, Mandaya, Kamayo, Chavacano de Davao

Davao Oriental (Tagalog: Silangang Dabaw, Cebuano: Sidlakang Dabaw) is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Mati and borders Compostela Valley to the west, and Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur to the north. Davao Oriental is the easternmost province of the country with Pusan Point as the easternmost location. The Philippine Sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, faces Davao Oriental to the east. Part of the province lies on an unnamed peninsula that encloses the Davao Gulf to the west.

Geography[edit]

Physical[edit]

Subdivisions[edit]

Davao Oriental is subdivided into 10 municipalities and 1 city.

City/Municipality Type No. of
barangays
Area (km²)[3] Population
(2010)[4]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Mati City
Component city
26 588.63 126,143 214.3
Baganga
Municipality
18 945.50 53,426 56.5
Banaybanay
Municipality
14 408.52 39,121 95.8
Boston
Municipality
8 357.03 12,670 35.5
Caraga
Municipality
17 642.70 36,912 57.4
Cateel
Municipality
16 545.56 38,579 70.7
Governor Generoso
Municipality
20 365.75 50,372 137.7
Lupon
Municipality
21 886.39 61,723 69.6
Manay
Municipality
17 418.36 40,577 97
San Isidro
Municipality
16 220.44 32,424 147.1
Tarragona
Municipality
10 300.76 25,671 85.4

History[edit]

In 1942, occupied by the Japanese Imperial forces in the province of Eastern Davao

In 1945, beginning the Battle of Davao from the combined forces of the British, Australian, Dutch and the Filipino troops of the 6th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 106th, 107th and 110th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and 10th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was supported by the recognized Davaoeño guerrilla fighter units by the attack to the Japanese Imperial forces during the liberation in Eastern Davao or Eastern Davao Campaign until the end of the Second World War.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Davao Oriental
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 394,697 —    
1995 413,472 +0.87%
2000 446,191 +1.65%
2007 486,104 +1.19%
2010 517,618 +2.31%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

The native (and official) language spoken in this province are Kamayo(also known as Mandaya), Cebuano is also spoken here, and Chavacano de Davao being spoken by the people from Compostela Valley and Davao City.

Even some of the natives adhere to Christian faith (mostly Catholics), they are syncretic in some of their beliefs. Folklore beliefs include fairies (diwatas).

Homes are usually made out of wood, with bamboo figuring prominently in many rural abodes.

Economy[edit]

Davao Oriental is the copra (dried coconut meat) producer capital of the Philippines.

Tourist attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities". 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Province: DAVAO ORIENTAL". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "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. 

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