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 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 40,704
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8205
IDD:area code +63 (0)87
Income class 2nd municipal income class
PSGC 112505000
Electorate 24,474 voters as of 2016
Website www.cateel.gov.ph

Cateel is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Davao Oriental, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 40,704 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 the Philippines. 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.
1903 4,101 —    
1918 5,906 +2.46%
1939 9,243 +2.16%
1948 10,671 +1.61%
1960 14,586 +2.64%
1970 14,633 +0.03%
1975 15,849 +1.61%
1980 20,084 +4.85%
1990 26,144 +2.67%
1995 27,211 +0.75%
2000 28,655 +1.11%
2007 33,109 +2.01%
2010 38,579 +5.72%
2015 40,704 +1.03%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

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. Archived from the original on 15 October 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  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. 
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Davao Oriental". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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