Davao del Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Davao del Norte
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
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 / km2 (768 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,016,332. This represented 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 these 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.

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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.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Asuncionmunicipality59,32255,8441.16%297.39 km2 (114.82 sq mi)199 / km2 (517 / sq mi)20
Braulio E. Dujalimunicipality30,10428,3391.16%91.00 km2 (35.14 sq mi)331 / km2 (857 / sq mi)5
Carmenmunicipality74,67969,1991.46%166.00 km2 (64.09 sq mi)450 / km2 (1,165 / sq mi)20
Kapalongmunicipality76,33468,2612.15%830.01 km2 (320.47 sq mi)92 / km2 (238 / sq mi)14
New Corellamunicipality54,84450,6991.51%263.12 km2 (101.59 sq mi)208 / km2 (540 / sq mi)20
Panabocity (CC)184,599174,3641.09%251.23 km2 (97.00 sq mi)735 / km2 (1,903 / sq mi)40
Samalcity (CC)104,12395,8741.58%301.30 km2 (116.33 sq mi)346 / km2 (895 / sq mi)46
San Isidromunicipality26,65125,5480.81%152.49 km2 (58.88 sq mi)175 / km2 (453 / sq mi)13
Santo Tomasmunicipality118,750109,2691.60%221.80 km2 (85.64 sq mi)535 / km2 (1,387 / sq mi)19
Tagumcity (CC), capital259,444242,8011.27%195.80 km2 (75.60 sq mi)1,325 / km2 (3,432 / sq mi)23
Talaingodmunicipality27,48225,5661.39%656.83 km2 (253.60 sq mi)42 / km2 (108 / sq mi)3
Davao del Norte Total1,016,332945,7641.38%3,426.97 km2 (1,323.16 sq mi)297 / km2 (768 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
9,554
10,6410.68%
39,3016.75%
64,4845.21%
160,0598.32%
257,7124.77%
354,4046.60%
405,6632.74%
590,0153.82%
671,3332.45%
743,8112.22%
847,4401.82%
945,7644.08%
1,016,3321.38%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Davao del Norte 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
  • Babak-Samal-Kaputian Road
  • Carmen-DAPECOL Compound Road
  • Davao-Agusan Road-DAPECOL Compound Road (Channelization)
  • Kapalong-Talaingod-Valencia (Bukidnon) Road
  • Tagum City Diversion Road
  • Tagum-Panabo Circumerential Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Tagum-Panabo Cir. Road-DAPECOL Compound Road (Channelization)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,016,332, ranked 25 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,323.16 square kilometers, ranked 41 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 297 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 21 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.38%, ranked 32 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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