Dinagat Islands

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Dinagat Islands
Island groupMindanao
RegionCaraga (Region XIII)
CapitalSan Jose
Total local government units
Cities0
Municipalities7
Barangays100
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Surigao Strait
Area (2007)1,036.34 km2
(400.13 sq. mi)
Population (2015)127,152
Density (2015)123 per km2
(318 per sq. mi)
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Dinagat Islands is a province in the Philippines situated in the Caraga region occupying the northeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the Municipality of San Jose.

The province has a land area of 1,036.34 square kilometers or 400.13 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 127,152 representing 4.90% of the total population of the Caraga region, 0.53% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.13% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 123 inhabitants per square kilometer or 318 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Dinagat Islands is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Leyte Gulf, Philippine Sea, Dinagat Sound, Surigao del Norte, and the Surigao Strait.

Map of the Philippines with Dinagat Islands highlighted in redMap of Dinagat Islands showing its component municipalitiesBasilisaCagdianaoDinagatLibjoLoretoSan JoseTubajon
Local government units

Dinagat Islands has 7 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 100.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Basilisamun36,880
(29.00%)
33,8801.63%92.68 km2
(35.78 sq mi)
398 per km2
(1,031 per sq mi)
27
Cagdianaomun16,808
(13.22%)
15,0472.13%249.48 km2
(96.32 sq mi)
67 per km2
(175 per sq mi)
14
Dinagatmun10,632
(8.36%)
12,786-3.45%139.94 km2
(54.03 sq mi)
76 per km2
(197 per sq mi)
12
Libjomun17,760
(13.97%)
17,5670.21%180.57 km2
(69.72 sq mi)
98 per km2
(255 per sq mi)
16
Loretomun9,309
(7.32%)
8,9200.82%255.87 km2
(98.79 sq mi)
36 per km2
(94 per sq mi)
10
San Josemun, capital27,487
(21.62%)
31,035-2.28%27.80 km2
(10.73 sq mi)
989 per km2
(2,562 per sq mi)
12
Tubajonmun8,276
(6.51%)
7,5681.72%90.00 km2
(34.75 sq mi)
92 per km2
(238 per sq mi)
9
Dinagat Islands Total127,152126,8030.05%1,036.34 km2
(400.13 sq mi)
123 per km2
(318 per sq mi)
100
Historical population

The population of Dinagat Islands grew from 22,761 in 1960 to 127,152 in 2015, an increase of 104,391 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.05%, or an increase of 349 people, from the previous population of 126,803 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2
1918 Dec 31
1939 Jan 1
1948 Oct 1
1960 Feb 1522,761
1970 May 632,2273.46%
1975 May 153,44310.68%
1980 May 179,3428.22%
1990 May 198,8652.22%
1995 Sep 1100,5370.31%
2000 May 1106,9511.33%
2007 Aug 1120,8131.70%
2010 May 1126,8031.78%
2015 Aug 1127,1520.05%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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