Davao Occidental History, Geography, Economy

Davao Occidental History

Davao Occidental History
Davao Occidental Provincial Capitol (Photo Credit: davaooccidental.gov.ph)

Profile (Geography)
Location –> Davao Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Davao Del Sur and Sarangani
Capital –> Malita
Area –> 2,163.45 km2 (835.31 sq mi)
Population –> 316,342 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow coastal plains
Industry –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Coconut, Fish
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano)
Governor –> Claude Bautista
Vice Governor –> Franklin Bautista
Representative (Lone District) –> Lorna Bautista-Bandigan

Cities –> None
Municipalities (Towns) –> Don Marcelino, Jose Abad Santos, Malita, Santa Maria, Sarangani

Davao Occidental History

On October 28, 2013, the province of Davao Occidental was born after the ratification of Republic Act 10360 which was signed by President Benigno Aquino III on January 14, 2013.

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Read the history of Davao Occidental in Tagalog here.

Economy of Davao Occidental Province

The economy of Davao Occidental is based on agriculture where the people are either engaged in farming or fishing. A few are traders or shop-owners who live in the town centers. Others are government employees.

The chief products of the province are rice, corn, coconut, and fish. Other products include rootcrops, banana, mango, poultry, and livestock.

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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region

Map of Province

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