Cateel, Davao Oriental

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Cateel
Municipality
Official seal of Cateel
Seal
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]

  • Abihod
  • 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" (PDF). 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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