Lalawigan sa Davao Oriental
Lalawigan ng Davao Oriental
Provincia de Davao Oriental
Map of the Philippines with Davao Oriental highlighted
|Region||Davao Region (Region XI)|
|Founded||May 8, 1967|
|• Type||Province of the Philippines|
|• Governor||Corazon Nunez-Malanyaon (Nacionalista)|
|• Vice Governor||Jose Mayo Almario (Lakas-CMD)|
|• Total||5,670.07 km2 (2,189.23 sq mi)|
|Area rank||17th out of 80|
|• Rank||55th out of 80*|
|• Density||86/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||69th out of 80*|
|• Independent cities||0|
|• Component cities||1|
|• Districts||1st and 2nd districts of Davao Oriental|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|Spoken languages||Cebuano, Davawenyo, Mandaya, Kamayo, Chavacano de Davao|
Davao Oriental (Filipino: Silangang 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.
People and culture
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.
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Davao Oriental is the copra (dried coconut meat) producer capital of the Philippines.
Tagtalisay Beach, Masao Beach Resort, Botona Beach Resort, Dahican Beach, People's Park, Capitol Hills, Buso Hot Spring, Pujada Bay, Pujada Island, Sleeping Dinosaur, Dao Beach Club, Waniban Island, Gregorio Masao Beach Resort, Philippine Eagle Sanctuary and Ila Deo Beach.
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.
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- Davao Oriental wants Hamiguitan declared as world heritage site
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2007 Philippine Census Information
||Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur|
|Compostela Valley||Philippine Sea|
|Davao del Sur / Davao Gulf||Philippine Sea|