Davao Del Norte is one of the five provinces belonging to Region 12, Philippines.
Profile of Davao Del Norte (Geography)
Location –> Davao Region, Eastern Mindanao Island, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Agusan Del Sur, Davao De Oro (Formerly Compostela Valley), Davao Del Sur, Bukidnon
Capital –> Tagum City
Area –> 3,426.97 km2 (1,323.16 sq mi)
Population –> 1,016,332 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Mountains on the western side and broad lowland on the eastern section
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, and Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Banana, Corn, Fish
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Tagalog, English
Cities –> Island Garden of Samal, Panabo, and Tagum
Municipalities (Towns) –> (8) Asuncion, Braulio Dujali, Carmen, Kapalong, New Corella, San Isidro, Santo Tomas, Talaingod
Representative (1st District) –> Pantaleon D. Alvarez
Representative (2nd District) –> Alan Dujali
Predecessor –> Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr.
Governor –> Edwin Jubahib
Predecessor –> Antonio del Rosario
Vice Governor –> Rey “chiong” Uy
Predecessor –> Alan Dujali
Davao Del Norte History
The history of Davao Del Norte is tied to the history of the undivided Davao Province which was under the Department of Mindanao and Sulu during the early part of the American rule and the district of Davao under the Spanish regime. On May 8, 1967, Davao was divided into three provinces: Del Norte, Del Sur and Oriental through Republic Act No. 4867. On January 31, 1998, several towns of Davao Del Norte were separated to create the province of Compostela Valley.
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Economy of Davao Del Norte
Being the foremost producer of banana for export, the province of Davao Del Norte is considered the “Banana Capital of the Philippines”. Other agricultural products are rice, corn, cacao, and coffee.
Davao Del Norte is home to a privately-owned deep-water container port used primarily for exporting bananas and other local products. Because it is adjacent to Davao City with its almost two million inhabitants, the province has a ready market for locally grown fruits and vegetables and home-made products.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
Map of Province