Davao Region (Region XI)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Davao Region
Typeregion
Island groupMindanao
Provinces5
Cities6
Municipalities43
Barangays1,162
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Celebes Sea
Population (2015)4,893,318

The Davao Region, officially designated as Region XI, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the southeastern section of Mindanao. It covers 5 provinces, namely, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, and Davao Oriental, as well as 1 highly urbanized city. The regional center is the City of Davao.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 4,893,318. This represented 20.27% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 4.85% of the entire population of the Philippines.

Map

Davao Region is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Caraga, the Philippine Sea, Davao Gulf, Celebes Sea, SOCCSKSARGEN, and Northern Mindanao.

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Map of Davao RegionMap of Davao Region highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesCompostela ValleyDavao del NorteDavao del SurDavao OccidentalDavao OrientalDavao City, a highly urbanized city and the regional center

Local government units

Davao Region has 5 provinces, 43 municipalities, and 6 cities (1 of which is a highly urbanized city administered independently from any province). The total number of barangays in the region is 1,162.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)City countMun countBrgy count
Davao del Norteprovince1,016,332945,7641.38%3,426.97 km2 (1,323.16 sq mi)297 / km2 (768 / sq mi)38223
Davao del Surprovince632,588574,9101.84%2,163.98 km2 (835.52 sq mi)292 / km2 (757 / sq mi)114337
Davao Citycity (HUC), regional center1,632,9911,449,2962.30%2,443.61 km2 (943.48 sq mi)668 / km2 (1,731 / sq mi)182
Davao Orientalprovince558,958517,6181.47%5,679.64 km2 (2,192.92 sq mi)98 / km2 (255 / sq mi)110183
Compostela Valleyprovince736,107687,1951.32%4,479.77 km2 (1,729.65 sq mi)164 / km2 (426 / sq mi)011237
Davao Occidentalprovince316,342293,7801.42%2,163.45 km2 (835.31 sq mi)146 / km2 (379 / sq mi)05105
Davao Region Total4,893,3184,468,5631.74%no datano data6431,162

Historical population

The population of Davao Region grew from 893,023 in 1960 to 4,893,318 in 2015, an increase of 4,000,295 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.74%, or an increase of 424,755 people, from the previous population of 4,468,563 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
65,463
108,2223.23%
292,6005.10%
364,8542.29%
893,0238.19%
1,475,9365.04%
1,825,3864.36%
2,198,6833.79%
2,933,7432.93%
3,288,8242.16%
3,676,1632.42%
4,159,4691.72%
4,468,5632.64%
4,893,3181.74%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 4,893,318, ranked 8 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.74%, ranked 5 out of 17

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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