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DAVAO DEL NORTE (Cebuano : Amihanang Dabaw) is a province in the Philippines
Philippines
located in the Davao Region
Davao Region
in Mindanao
Mindanao
. Its capital is Tagum City . Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
also includes Samal Island
Samal Island
to the south in the Davao Gulf .

Before 1967, the five provinces—Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental , Davao del Sur , Davao Occidental and Compostela Valley —were administered as a single province named Davao . The Davao Region
Davao Region
is coterminous with this former province.

Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
is also known as "the banana capital of the Philippines."

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Geography

* 2.1 Administrative divisions

* 3 Demographics

* 3.1 Indigenous groups

* 4 Economy * 5 References * 6 External links

HISTORY

Further information: Davao (province)

Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
and Compostela Valley , together with Davao Oriental , Davao Occidental and Davao del Sur used to be a whole province simply known as Davao . This original province was split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental , and Davao del Sur when Republic Act No. 4867 (authored by Representative Lorenzo S. Sarmiento, Sr.) was signed into law on May 8, 1967 by President Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
.

Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
originally comprised thirteen municipalities : Asuncion , Babak (now in Samal City ), Compostela , Kapalong , Mabini , Mawab , Monkayo , Nabunturan , Panabo , Pantukan , Samal , Santo Tomas and Tagum . On May 6, 1970, six more municipalities were created: Carmen , Kaputian (now in Samal City), Maco , Montevista , New Bataan
Bataan
, and New Corella .

The passage of Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 6430 on June 17, 1972 changed the name of the province from Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
to Davao.

By 1996, Davao had a total of twenty-two municipalities with the creation of San Vicente (now Laak ) in 1979, Maragusan in 1988, and Talaingod in 1991.

On January 31, 1998, President Fidel V. Ramos signed Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 8470, which split the province into two, creating the province of Compostela Valley . In the meantime, Davao was renamed back to Davao del Norte. Together with the creation of the new province, two cities and one municipality were created: the municipality of Tagum, capital of Davao del Norte, was converted into a city (R.A. 8472); Samal, Babak, and Kaputian were joined into the city of Samal (R.A. 8471); and the municipality of Braulio E. Dujali was created out of several barangays in Panabo and Carmen (R.A. 8473). The province then had 8 municipalities and 2 cities.

Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 9015, signed into law on March 5, 2001 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo , converted the municipality of Panabo into a city. Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 9265, approved on March 15, 2004 created the municipality of San Isidro from Asuncion and Kapalong.

GEOGRAPHY

Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
covers a total area of 3,426.97 square kilometres (1,323.16 sq mi) occupying the north-central section section of the Davao Region
Davao Region
. The province borders Agusan del Sur
Agusan del Sur
to the north, Bukidnon
Bukidnon
to the west, Compostela Valley to the east, and Davao City
Davao City
to the south.

Samal City is the only municipality or city in the province not situated on Mindanao
Mindanao
island. The city covers the entire Samal and Talikud Islands within the Davao Gulf .

The Leonard Kniaseff volcano is located within the province.

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
comprises 8 municipalities and 3 cities .

* † Provincial capital and component city * ∗ Component city * Municipality

CITY OR MUNICIPALITY DISTRICT POPULATION ±% P.A. AREA DENSITY BRGY. COORDINATES

(2015) (2010)

KM2 SQ MI /KM2 /SQ MI

ASUNCION 1st 7000580000000000000♠5.8% 59,322 55,844 1.16% 297.39 114.82 200 520 20 7°32′18″N 125°45′12″E / 7.5384°N 125.7532°E / 7.5384; 125.7532 (Asuncion)

BRAULIO E. DUJALI 2nd 7000300000000000000♠3.0% 30,104 28,339 1.16% 91.00 35.14 330 850 5 7°26′54″N 125°41′22″E / 7.4482°N 125.6894°E / 7.4482; 125.6894 (Braulio E. Dujali)

CARMEN 2nd 7000730000000000000♠7.3% 74,679 69,199 1.46% 166.00 64.09 45 120 20 7°21′20″N 125°42′16″E / 7.3556°N 125.7045°E / 7.3556; 125.7045 (Carmen)

KAPALONG 1st 7000750000000000000♠7.5% 76,334 68,261 2.15% 830.01 320.47 92 240 14 7°35′07″N 125°42′26″E / 7.5854°N 125.7071°E / 7.5854; 125.7071 (Kapalong)

NEW CORELLA 1st 7000540000000000000♠5.4% 54,844 50,699 1.51% 263.12 101.59 210 540 20 7°35′12″N 125°49′20″E / 7.5867°N 125.8222°E / 7.5867; 125.8222 (New Corella)

Panabo ∗ 2nd 7001182000000000000♠18.2% 184,599 174,364 1.09% 251.23 97.00 730 1,900 40 7°18′01″N 125°40′57″E / 7.3004°N 125.6826°E / 7.3004; 125.6826 (Panabo)

Samal ∗ 2nd 7001102009999900000♠10.2% 104,123 95,874 1.58% 301.30 116.33 350 910 46 7°04′28″N 125°42′31″E / 7.0744°N 125.7086°E / 7.0744; 125.7086 (Samal)

SAN ISIDRO 1st 7000260000000000000♠2.6% 26,651 25,548 0.81% 152.49 58.88 170 440 13 7°44′18″N 125°44′49″E / 7.7383°N 125.7469°E / 7.7383; 125.7469 (San Isidro)

SANTO TOMAS 2nd 7001117000000000000♠11.7% 118,750 109,269 1.60% 221.80 85.64 540 1,400 19 7°31′43″N 125°37′26″E / 7.5285°N 125.6238°E / 7.5285; 125.6238 (Santo Tomas)

Tagum † 1st 7001255000000000000♠25.5% 259,444 242,801 1.27% 195.80 75.60 1,300 3,400 23 7°26′48″N 125°48′34″E / 7.4468°N 125.8095°E / 7.4468; 125.8095 (Tagum)

TALAINGOD 1st 7000270000000000000♠2.7% 27,482 25,566 1.39% 656.83 253.60 42 110 3 7°37′32″N 125°37′07″E / 7.6256°N 125.6185°E / 7.6256; 125.6185 (Talaingod)

TOTAL 1,016,332 945,764 1.38% 3,426.97 1,323.16 300 780 223 (SEE GEOGROUP BOX )

* ^ Coordinates
Coordinates
are sortable by latitude . (Italicized coordinates mark the generic location. Otherwise, they indicate the city/town center ).

DEMOGRAPHICS

Population census of Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte

YEAR POP. ±% P.A.

1903 9,554 —

1918 10,641 +0.72%

1939 39,301 +6.42%

1948 64,484 +5.66%

1960 160,059 +7.87%

1970 257,712 +4.87%

1975 354,404 +6.60%

1980 405,663 +2.74%

1990 590,015 +3.82%

1995 671,333 +2.45%

2000 743,811 +2.22%

2007 847,440 +1.82%

2010 945,764 +4.08%

2015 1,016,332 +1.38%

Source: National Statistics Office

Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
had a population of 1,016,332 in the 2015 census. The population density was 297/km2 (768/sq mi). Main languages spoken are Cebuano and Davawenyo . English and Filipino are also widely spoken.

INDIGENOUS GROUPS

Talaingod is the home of many indigenous groups in Davao del Norte. Most of them are Lumads and Aetas .

ECONOMY

Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
is a primarily agricultural , but also engages in mining , forestry , and commercial fishing .

The principal crops of the province include rice , maize , banana , coconut , abacá , ramie , coffee , and a variety of fruit and root crops . Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
is the country's leading producer of bananas, with many plantations run by multinationals Dole and Del Monte , and local producers such as Lapanday, TADECO, and Marsman. Davao del Norte is also one of Mindanao's leading producer of rice.

Davao Gulf, to the south of the province, provides a living for many fishermen. Some of the fish products include brackish water milkfish , tilapia , shrimp , and crab ; and freshwater catfish and tilapia.

Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
is a major producer of gold , and its mining resources include silica , silver , copper and elemental sulfur . Small-scale gold mining activities thrive in several areas. There are also numerous active quarries of commercial quantities of gravel, sand, and pebbles for construction.

Tourism is also a major part of the economy of Davao del Norte. There are a lot of beaches on Samal Island, the most famous of which is Pearl Farm Beach Resort. Banana
Banana
Beach Resort is the most famous beach outside of Samal Island.

Commerce is also a major part of the economy of Davao del Norte. There are lot of shopping malls in Tagum City. Back to contents

REFERENCES

* ^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2014. * ^ A B C D Census of Population (2015). "Region XI (Davao Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA . Retrieved 20 June 2016. * ^ " Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 4867 - An Act Creating the Provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental". Republic Acts. Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 25 April 2014. * ^ " Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 6430 - An Act Changing the Name of the Province of Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
to Province of Davao". Republic Acts. Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Retrieved 25 April 2014. * ^ "Batas Pambansa Blg. 23; An Act Creating the Municipality of San Vicente in the Province of Davao del Norte". The Corpus Juris. 4 April 1979. Retrieved 19 March 2016. * ^ "Presidential Decree No. 1247; Creating the Municipality of San Mariano in the Province of Davao". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. Malacañang, Manila, Philippines. 25 November 1977. Retrieved 19 March 2016. * ^ " Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 6678; An Act Changing the Name of the Municipality of San Mariano in the First District of the Province of Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
to Municipality of Maragusan". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Congress of the Philippines. 12 October 1988. Retrieved 19 March 2016. * ^ " Republic Act
Republic Act
No. 7081;