Davao Oriental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Davao Oriental
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
Cities1
Municipalities10
Barangays183
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea
Area (2007)5,679.64 km2 (2,192.92 sq mi)
Population (2015)558,958
Density (2015)98 / km2 (255 / sq mi)

Davao Oriental is a province in the Philippines situated in the Davao Region occupying the southeastern section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Mati.

The province has a land area of 5,679.64 square kilometers or 2,192.92 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 558,958. This represented 11.42% of the total population of the Davao Region, 2.32% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 0.55% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 98 inhabitants per square kilometer or 255 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Davao Oriental is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Philippine Sea, and the Davao Gulf, Compostela Valley.

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Map of the Philippines with Davao Oriental highlighted in redMap of Davao Oriental showing its component cities and municipalitiesBagangaBanaybanayBostonCaragaCateelGovernor GenerosoLuponManayMatiSan IsidroTarragona

Local government units

Davao Oriental has 10 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 183.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Bagangamunicipality56,24153,4260.98%945.50 km2 (365.06 sq mi)59 / km2 (154 / sq mi)18
Banaybanaymunicipality41,11739,1210.95%408.52 km2 (157.73 sq mi)101 / km2 (261 / sq mi)14
Bostonmunicipality13,53512,6701.27%357.03 km2 (137.85 sq mi)38 / km2 (98 / sq mi)8
Caragamunicipality40,37936,9121.72%642.70 km2 (248.15 sq mi)63 / km2 (163 / sq mi)17
Cateelmunicipality40,70438,5791.03%545.56 km2 (210.64 sq mi)75 / km2 (193 / sq mi)16
Governor Generosomunicipality55,10950,3721.73%365.75 km2 (141.22 sq mi)151 / km2 (390 / sq mi)20
Luponmunicipality65,78561,7231.22%886.39 km2 (342.24 sq mi)74 / km2 (192 / sq mi)21
Manaymunicipality42,69040,5770.97%418.36 km2 (161.53 sq mi)102 / km2 (264 / sq mi)17
Maticity (CC), capital141,141126,1432.16%588.63 km2 (227.27 sq mi)240 / km2 (621 / sq mi)26
San Isidromunicipality36,03232,4242.03%220.44 km2 (85.11 sq mi)163 / km2 (423 / sq mi)16
Tarragonamunicipality26,22525,6710.41%300.76 km2 (116.12 sq mi)87 / km2 (226 / sq mi)10
Davao Oriental Total558,958517,6181.47%5,679.64 km2 (2,192.92 sq mi)98 / km2 (255 / sq mi)183

Historical population

The population of Davao Oriental grew from 132,593 in 1960 to 558,958 in 2015, an increase of 426,365 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.47%, or an increase of 41,340 people, from the previous population of 517,618 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
25,971
38,3152.49%
60,7442.33%
68,3651.22%
132,5936.00%
247,9956.32%
299,4263.85%
339,9312.57%
394,6971.51%
413,4720.87%
446,1911.65%
486,1041.19%
517,6182.31%
558,9581.47%

National roads

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

Primary Roads

  • Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal National Highway

Secondary Roads

  • Compostela-Cateel Road (Davao Oriental side)
  • Mati Wharf Road
  • Mati-Maragusan Road
  • Surigao del Sur Boundary-Davao Oriental Coastal Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Dahican-Lawigan Road
  • Junction Manikling-Governor Generoso Road
  • Mati-Diversion Road
  • Tibanban-Lavigan Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 558,958, ranked 54 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 2,192.92 square kilometers, ranked 16 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 98 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 69 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.47%, ranked 29 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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