Tagum City History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Tagum is a 1st class coastal city and the capital of Davao Del Norte Province in Region 11, Philippines.

Tagum City Hall
Tagum City Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Tagum City (Geography)
Location –> Eastern Mindanao Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Asuncion and New Corella (north), Maco in Davao de oro (east), Carmen and Braulio Dujali (west)
Area –> 195.8 km2 (75.6 sq mi)
Population –> 259,444 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 23
Revenue (2016) –> 1,132,258,965.96
Terrain –> Flat with hills and mountains in the northeast
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Coconut, Banana, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Bisaya, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Pantaleon Alvarez
Mayor –> Allan Rellon
Vice Mayor –> Eva Lorraine E. Estabillo

History of Tagum

Tagum was formally created as a municipality on June 23, 1941 through Executive Order 452 issued by then Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon. At that time, it was called Magugpo.

On March 7, 1998, Tagum was elevated into a city through Republic Act 8472.

Read the history of Tagum in Tagalog here.

Economy, Business and Investment in Tagum City

The City of Tagum is the commercial and financial center of Davao Del Norte. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country in terms of population and resources. It is now the home of several malls, schools, and hospitals. Its strategic location makes it a transportation hub with a lot of bus companies already calling the city as their home. An international port and airport are planned to be established in the near future.

Tourist Spots in Tagum

San Agustin Botanical Park
Freedom Park
Energy Park
Tagum River Cruise
Christ The King Cathedral
The Resurrected Christ with the world’s largest wooden rosary

Festivals in Tagum

Araw ng Tagum
Banana Festival
Durian Festival
Binuhat Festival
Musikahan Festival
Ugmad Festival
Kaimonan Festival
Pakaradjan Festival
Indayog sa Tagum (Dance Congress) Festival
Feast of Christ the King

Map of Tagum City in Davao del Norte

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Edwin Jubahib

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