Compostela Valley

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Compostela Valley
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
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 / km2 (426 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 736,107. This represented 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 these 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.

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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. The total number of barangays in the province is 237.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Compostelamunicipality87,47481,9341.25%287.00 km2 (110.81 sq mi)305 / km2 (789 / sq mi)16
Laakmunicipality73,87470,8560.80%768.00 km2 (296.53 sq mi)96 / km2 (249 / sq mi)40
Mabinimunicipality41,10236,8072.12%400.00 km2 (154.44 sq mi)103 / km2 (266 / sq mi)11
Macomunicipality81,27772,2352.27%342.23 km2 (132.14 sq mi)237 / km2 (615 / sq mi)37
Maragusanmunicipality60,84255,5031.76%394.27 km2 (152.23 sq mi)154 / km2 (400 / sq mi)24
Mawabmunicipality37,06535,6980.72%136.10 km2 (52.55 sq mi)272 / km2 (705 / sq mi)11
Monkayomunicipality94,90894,8270.02%609.61 km2 (235.37 sq mi)156 / km2 (403 / sq mi)21
Montevistamunicipality43,70639,6021.90%225.00 km2 (86.87 sq mi)194 / km2 (503 / sq mi)20
Nabunturanmunicipality, capital82,23473,1962.24%231.30 km2 (89.31 sq mi)356 / km2 (921 / sq mi)28
New Bataanmunicipality47,72647,4700.10%553.15 km2 (213.57 sq mi)86 / km2 (223 / sq mi)16
Pantukanmunicipality85,89979,0671.59%533.11 km2 (205.83 sq mi)161 / km2 (417 / sq mi)13
Compostela Valley Total736,107687,1951.32%4,479.77 km2 (1,729.65 sq mi)164 / km2 (426 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
13,060
21,0482.41%
26,8832.54%
102,83012.52%
184,8315.90%
235,2934.96%
319,4906.31%
466,2863.85%
520,1102.07%
580,2442.37%
637,3661.30%
687,1952.78%
736,1071.32%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Compostela Valley as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (MN)
  • Surigao-Davao Coastal Road

Secondary Roads

  • Asuncion-San Isidro-Laak-Veruela Road
  • Compostela-Cateel Road (Compostela Side)
  • Montevista-Compostela-Mati Boundary Road
  • Nabunturan-Mainit Park Road
  • Nabunturan-Maragusan Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Montevista-Compostela-Mati Boundary Road
  • Montevista-DNAS Road
  • Nabunturan-Mainit Park Road
  • Nabunturan-Maragusan Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 736,107, ranked 40 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,729.65 square kilometers, ranked 27 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 164 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 49 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.32%, ranked 41 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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