Davao Del Norte

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Davao del Norte is one of the most progressive provinces in Region XI. It has seven municipalities, namely, Asuncion, Braulio E. Dujali, Carmen, Kapalong, New Corella, Sto. Tomas, and Talaingod, and three cities of Tagum, which is the capital as well as center of commerce and governance, Panabo, and the Island Garden City of Samal, known for its white pristine beaches, great diving sites, and well preserved flora and fauna. This is where the world-renowned Barcelo Pearl Farm Beach Resort is located along with other tourist destinations dotting this island of adventure.

Although the province is generally an agriculture area, with bananas as its main produce for both local and international markets, a wide array of other agricultural products like coconuts, rice, corn, citrus, mangoes, durian, and other tropical fruits abound. Davao del Norte also boasts of its growing aquaculture in B.E. Dujali, a municipality touted to be the future "tilapia country" of the north. Tilapia is also known as St. Peter's Fish to food connoisseurs. With most of the municipalities situated along the coastline, Davao del Norte has an extensive mangrove area where marine resources are found.

GEOGRAPHY

The province is bounded by Agusan del Sur on the north, Bukidnon on the northeast, Davao City on the West, Davao Gulf on the south, and the province of Compostela Valley on the east.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

The province has two political districts; two cities, eight municipalities, and 223 barangays.

POPULATION

The province has a population of 500,000 per May 2000 National Census and Statistics Office survey.

LANGUAGE/DIALECTS

Cebuano/Visayan, Filipino/Tagalog, Davaoeño, Mandaya, Mansaka, Ata-Talaingod.

CLIMATE

The climate that pervades all over the province is generally temperate with no marked rainy or dry season except in the months of November to January when heavy rains come.

INDUSTRIES

Agriculture, farming, tourism.

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  • MT. HAMIGUITAN JOURNEY

    La Unino, San Isidro, Davao Oriental

    April 08 - 12

  • DAVAO GULF REGATTA

    Davao Oriental

    May 01 - 04

  • JOURNEY TO MT. HAMIGUITAN

    San Isidro, Davao Oriental

    May 2- May 5

  • PUJADA BAY FESTIVAL

    Mati, Davao Oriental

    June 19-24

  • PABULIG FESTIVAL

    Boston, Davao Oriental

    June 18-19

  • ARAW NG DAVAO ORIENTAL EXHIBITS and TRADE FAIR

    Provincial Capitol, Mati, Davao Oriental

    July 1

  • KUTOO FESTIVAL

    Cateel, Davao Oriental

    July 25

  • ALMASIGA FESTIVAL

    Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental

    August 1

  • NALUPON FESTIVAL

    Lupon, Davao Oriental

    August 8

  • ARAW NG DIGOS

    Digos City, Davao Del Sur

    September 8

  • BANAYAN FESTIVAL

    Banaybanay, Davao Oriental

    October 26- October 28

  • SAMBUOKAN FESTIVAL

    Mati, Davao Oriental

    October 24-31

  • NIYOGAN FESTIVAL

    Baganga, Davao Oriental

    October 26 – 29

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