Davao Oriental

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Davao Oriental
Island groupMindanao
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
CapitalMati
Total local government units
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 per km2
(255 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 558,958 representing 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 such 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.

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.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Bagangamun56,241
(10.06%)
53,4260.98%945.50 km2
(365.06 sq mi)
59 per km2
(154 per sq mi)
18
Banaybanaymun41,117
(7.36%)
39,1210.95%408.52 km2
(157.73 sq mi)
101 per km2
(261 per sq mi)
14
Bostonmun13,535
(2.42%)
12,6701.27%357.03 km2
(137.85 sq mi)
38 per km2
(98 per sq mi)
8
Caragamun40,379
(7.22%)
36,9121.72%642.70 km2
(248.15 sq mi)
63 per km2
(163 per sq mi)
17
Cateelmun40,704
(7.28%)
38,5791.03%545.56 km2
(210.64 sq mi)
75 per km2
(193 per sq mi)
16
Governor Generosomun55,109
(9.86%)
50,3721.73%365.75 km2
(141.22 sq mi)
151 per km2
(390 per sq mi)
20
Luponmun65,785
(11.77%)
61,7231.22%886.39 km2
(342.24 sq mi)
74 per km2
(192 per sq mi)
21
Manaymun42,690
(7.64%)
40,5770.97%418.36 km2
(161.53 sq mi)
102 per km2
(264 per sq mi)
17
Maticity (CC), capital141,141
(25.25%)
126,1432.16%588.63 km2
(227.27 sq mi)
240 per km2
(621 per sq mi)
26
San Isidromun36,032
(6.45%)
32,4242.03%220.44 km2
(85.11 sq mi)
163 per km2
(423 per sq mi)
16
Tarragonamun26,225
(4.69%)
25,6710.41%300.76 km2
(116.12 sq mi)
87 per km2
(226 per sq mi)
10
Davao Oriental Total558,958517,6181.47%5,679.64 km2
(2,192.92 sq mi)
98 per km2
(255 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 225,971
1918 Dec 3138,3152.49%
1939 Jan 160,7442.33%
1948 Oct 168,3651.22%
1960 Feb 15132,5936.00%
1970 May 6247,9956.32%
1975 May 1299,4263.85%
1980 May 1339,9312.57%
1990 May 1394,6971.51%
1995 Sep 1413,4720.87%
2000 May 1446,1911.65%
2007 Aug 1486,1041.19%
2010 May 1517,6182.31%
2015 Aug 1558,9581.47%

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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