Davao Oriental ( Cebuano: Sidlakang Dabaw, 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.
Geography [ edit ]
Physical [ edit ]
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Subdivisions [ edit ]
Davao Oriental is subdivided into 10
municipalities and 1 city.
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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
Source: National Statistics Office
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.
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