Davao del Sur

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Davao del Sur
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
CapitalDigos
Total local government units
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities1
Municipalities14
Barangays [note]519
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007) [note]2,163.98 km2
(835.52 sq. mi)
Population (2015) [note]632,588
Density (2015) [note]292 per km2
(757 per sq. mi)
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[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Davao del Sur is a province in the Philippines situated in the Davao Region occupying the southeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Digos.

The province has a land area of 2,163.98 square kilometers or 835.52 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 632,588 representing 12.93% of the total population of the Davao Region, 2.62% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.63% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 292 inhabitants per square kilometer or 757 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Davao del Sur is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Davao del Norte, Davao Gulf, Davao Occidental, Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato.

Map of the Philippines with Davao del Sur highlighted in redMap of Davao del Sur showing its cities and component municipalitiesBansalanDavao CityDigosHagonoyKiblawanMagsaysayMalalagMatanaoPadadaSanta CruzSulop
Local government units

Davao del Sur has 14 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 519. The City of Davao City is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Bansalanmun60,440
(9.55%)
56,4961.29%157.75 km2
(60.91 sq mi)
383 per km2
(992 per sq mi)
25
Davao Citycity (HUC), regional center1,632,991
(–)
1,449,2962.30%2,443.61 km2
(943.48 sq mi)
668 per km2
(1,731 per sq mi)
182
Digoscity (CC), capital169,393
(26.78%)
149,8912.36%287.10 km2
(110.85 sq mi)
590 per km2
(1,528 per sq mi)
26
Hagonoymun53,309
(8.43%)
49,1071.58%114.28 km2
(44.12 sq mi)
466 per km2
(1,208 per sq mi)
21
Kiblawanmun48,897
(7.73%)
44,6181.76%390.07 km2
(150.61 sq mi)
125 per km2
(325 per sq mi)
30
Magsaysaymun53,876
(8.52%)
49,1411.77%268.09 km2
(103.51 sq mi)
201 per km2
(520 per sq mi)
22
Malalagmun38,731
(6.12%)
35,2951.78%186.12 km2
(71.86 sq mi)
208 per km2
(539 per sq mi)
15
Matanaomun56,755
(8.97%)
51,3821.91%202.40 km2
(78.15 sq mi)
280 per km2
(726 per sq mi)
33
Padadamun26,587
(4.20%)
25,7240.63%83.00 km2
(32.05 sq mi)
320 per km2
(830 per sq mi)
17
Santa Cruzmun90,987
(14.38%)
81,0932.22%319.91 km2
(123.52 sq mi)
284 per km2
(737 per sq mi)
18
Sulopmun33,613
(5.31%)
32,1630.84%155.26 km2
(59.95 sq mi)
216 per km2
(561 per sq mi)
25
Davao del Sur Total [1]632,588574,9101.84%2,163.98 km2
(835.52 sq mi)
292 per km2
(757 per sq mi)
519
  1. [1]Totals exclude the highly urbanized city of Davao
Historical population

The population of Davao del Sur grew from 223,125 in 1960 to 632,588 in 2015, an increase of 409,463 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.84%, or an increase of 57,678 people, from the previous population of 574,910 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2
1918 Dec 31
1939 Jan 1
1948 Oct 1
1960 Feb 15223,125
1970 May 6293,0182.70%
1975 May 1323,9812.04%
1980 May 1361,8582.24%
1990 May 1423,3691.58%
1995 Sep 1457,2441.45%
2000 May 1504,2892.12%
2007 Aug 1549,8361.20%
2010 May 1574,9101.64%
2015 Aug 1632,5881.84%

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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