Davao Occidental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Davao Occidental
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
CapitalMalita
Total local government units
Cities0
Municipalities5
Barangays105
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Celebes Sea
Area (2007)2,163.45 km2
(835.31 sq. mi)
Population (2015)316,342
Density (2015)146 per km2
(379 per sq. mi)
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Davao Occidental is a province in the Philippines situated in the Davao Region occupying the southeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the Municipality of Malita.

The province has a land area of 2,163.45 square kilometers or 835.31 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 316,342 representing 6.46% of the total population of the Davao Region, 1.31% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.31% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 146 inhabitants per square kilometer or 379 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Davao Occidental is bordered, clockwise from the East, by Davao Gulf, Philippine Sea, Celebes Sea, Sarangani, and Davao del Sur.

Map of the Philippines with Davao Occidental highlighted in redMap of Davao Occidental showing its component municipalitiesDon MarcelinoJose Abad SantosMalitaSanta MariaSarangani
Local government units

Davao Occidental has 5 municipalities and 0 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 105.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Don Marcelinomun44,554
(14.08%)
41,9421.16%407.30 km2
(157.26 sq mi)
109 per km2
(283 per sq mi)
15
Jose Abad Santosmun76,332
(24.13%)
69,6311.76%600.06 km2
(231.68 sq mi)
127 per km2
(329 per sq mi)
26
Malitamun, capital117,746
(37.22%)
109,5681.38%883.37 km2
(341.07 sq mi)
133 per km2
(345 per sq mi)
30
Santa Mariamun53,671
(16.97%)
49,3491.61%175.00 km2
(67.57 sq mi)
307 per km2
(794 per sq mi)
22
Saranganimun24,039
(7.60%)
23,2900.60%97.72 km2
(37.73 sq mi)
246 per km2
(637 per sq mi)
12
Davao Occidental Total316,342293,7801.42%2,163.45 km2
(835.31 sq mi)
146 per km2
(379 per sq mi)
105
Historical population

The population of Davao Occidental grew from 48,704 in 1960 to 316,342 in 2015, an increase of 267,638 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.42%, or an increase of 22,562 people, from the previous population of 293,780 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2
1918 Dec 31
1939 Jan 1
1948 Oct 10
1960 Feb 1548,704
1970 May 699,9077.28%
1975 May 1127,6045.03%
1980 May 1161,3664.81%
1990 May 1209,4292.64%
1995 Sep 1219,8250.91%
2000 May 1254,5123.19%
2007 Aug 1272,5700.95%
2010 May 1293,7802.77%
2015 Aug 1316,3421.42%

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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