Tagum is a 1st class coastal city and the capital of Davao Del Norte Province in Region 11, Philippines.
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
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
Tagum River Cruise
Christ The King Cathedral
The Resurrected Christ with the world’s largest wooden rosary
Festivals in Tagum
Araw ng Tagum
Indayog sa Tagum (Dance Congress) Festival
Feast of Christ the King
Map of Tagum City in Davao del Norte