Davao del Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Davao del Norte
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
CapitalTagum
Total local government units
Cities3
Municipalities8
Barangays223
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)3,426.97 km2
(1,323.16 sq. mi)
Population (2015)1,016,332
Density (2015)297 per km2
(768 per sq. mi)
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Davao del Norte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Davao Region occupying the southeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Tagum.

The province has a land area of 3,426.97 square kilometers or 1,323.16 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,016,332 representing 20.77% of the total population of the Davao Region, 4.21% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 1.01% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 297 inhabitants per square kilometer or 768 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

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

Map of the Philippines with Davao del Norte highlighted in redMap of Davao del Norte showing its component cities and municipalitiesAsuncionBraulio E. DujaliCarmenKapalongNew CorellaPanaboSamalSan IsidroSanto TomasTagumTalaingod
Local government units

Davao del Norte has 8 municipalities and 3 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 223.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Asuncionmun59,322
(5.84%)
55,8441.16%297.39 km2
(114.82 sq mi)
199 per km2
(517 per sq mi)
20
Braulio E. Dujalimun30,104
(2.96%)
28,3391.16%91.00 km2
(35.14 sq mi)
331 per km2
(857 per sq mi)
5
Carmenmun74,679
(7.35%)
69,1991.46%166.00 km2
(64.09 sq mi)
450 per km2
(1,165 per sq mi)
20
Kapalongmun76,334
(7.51%)
68,2612.15%830.01 km2
(320.47 sq mi)
92 per km2
(238 per sq mi)
14
New Corellamun54,844
(5.40%)
50,6991.51%263.12 km2
(101.59 sq mi)
208 per km2
(540 per sq mi)
20
Panabocity (CC)184,599
(18.16%)
174,3641.09%251.23 km2
(97.00 sq mi)
735 per km2
(1,903 per sq mi)
40
Samalcity (CC)104,123
(10.24%)
95,8741.58%301.30 km2
(116.33 sq mi)
346 per km2
(895 per sq mi)
46
San Isidromun26,651
(2.62%)
25,5480.81%152.49 km2
(58.88 sq mi)
175 per km2
(453 per sq mi)
13
Santo Tomasmun118,750
(11.68%)
109,2691.60%221.80 km2
(85.64 sq mi)
535 per km2
(1,387 per sq mi)
19
Tagumcity (CC), capital259,444
(25.53%)
242,8011.27%195.80 km2
(75.60 sq mi)
1,325 per km2
(3,432 per sq mi)
23
Talaingodmun27,482
(2.70%)
25,5661.39%656.83 km2
(253.60 sq mi)
42 per km2
(108 per sq mi)
3
Davao del Norte Total1,016,332945,7641.38%3,426.97 km2
(1,323.16 sq mi)
297 per km2
(768 per sq mi)
223
Historical population

The population of Davao del Norte grew from 160,059 in 1960 to 1,016,332 in 2015, an increase of 856,273 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.38%, or an increase of 70,568 people, from the previous population of 945,764 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 29,554
1918 Dec 3110,6410.68%
1939 Jan 139,3016.75%
1948 Oct 164,4845.21%
1960 Feb 15160,0598.32%
1970 May 6257,7124.77%
1975 May 1354,4046.60%
1980 May 1405,6632.74%
1990 May 1590,0153.82%
1995 Sep 1671,3332.45%
2000 May 1743,8112.22%
2007 Aug 1847,4401.82%
2010 May 1945,7644.08%
2015 Aug 11,016,3321.38%

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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