Compostela Valley

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Compostela Valley
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
CapitalNabunturan
Total local government units
Cities0
Municipalities11
Barangays237
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)4,479.77 km2
(1,729.65 sq. mi)
Population (2015)736,107
Density (2015)164 per km2
(426 per sq. mi)
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Compostela Valley is a province in the Philippines situated in the Davao Region occupying the southeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the Municipality of Nabunturan.

The province has a land area of 4,479.77 square kilometers or 1,729.65 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 736,107 representing 15.04% of the total population of the Davao Region, 3.05% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.73% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 164 inhabitants per square kilometer or 426 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Compostela Valley is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao Gulf, and Davao del Norte.

Map of the Philippines with Compostela Valley highlighted in redMap of Compostela Valley showing its component municipalitiesCompostelaLaakMabiniMacoMaragusanMawabMonkayoMontevistaNabunturanNew BataanPantukan
Local government units

Compostela Valley has 11 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 237.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Compostelamun87,474
(11.88%)
81,9341.25%287.00 km2
(110.81 sq mi)
305 per km2
(789 per sq mi)
16
Laakmun73,874
(10.04%)
70,8560.80%768.00 km2
(296.53 sq mi)
96 per km2
(249 per sq mi)
40
Mabinimun41,102
(5.58%)
36,8072.12%400.00 km2
(154.44 sq mi)
103 per km2
(266 per sq mi)
11
Macomun81,277
(11.04%)
72,2352.27%342.23 km2
(132.14 sq mi)
237 per km2
(615 per sq mi)
37
Maragusanmun60,842
(8.27%)
55,5031.76%394.27 km2
(152.23 sq mi)
154 per km2
(400 per sq mi)
24
Mawabmun37,065
(5.04%)
35,6980.72%136.10 km2
(52.55 sq mi)
272 per km2
(705 per sq mi)
11
Monkayomun94,908
(12.89%)
94,8270.02%609.61 km2
(235.37 sq mi)
156 per km2
(403 per sq mi)
21
Montevistamun43,706
(5.94%)
39,6021.90%225.00 km2
(86.87 sq mi)
194 per km2
(503 per sq mi)
20
Nabunturanmun, capital82,234
(11.17%)
73,1962.24%231.30 km2
(89.31 sq mi)
356 per km2
(921 per sq mi)
28
New Bataanmun47,726
(6.48%)
47,4700.10%553.15 km2
(213.57 sq mi)
86 per km2
(223 per sq mi)
16
Pantukanmun85,899
(11.67%)
79,0671.59%533.11 km2
(205.83 sq mi)
161 per km2
(417 per sq mi)
13
Compostela Valley Total736,107687,1951.32%4,479.77 km2
(1,729.65 sq mi)
164 per km2
(426 per sq mi)
237
Historical population

The population of Compostela Valley grew from 102,830 in 1960 to 736,107 in 2015, an increase of 633,277 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.32%, or an increase of 48,912 people, from the previous population of 687,195 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2
1918 Dec 3113,060
1939 Jan 121,0482.41%
1948 Oct 126,8832.54%
1960 Feb 15102,83012.52%
1970 May 6184,8315.90%
1975 May 1235,2934.96%
1980 May 1319,4906.31%
1990 May 1466,2863.85%
1995 Sep 1520,1102.07%
2000 May 1580,2442.37%
2007 Aug 1637,3661.30%
2010 May 1687,1952.78%
2015 Aug 1736,1071.32%

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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