Davao Oriental

Davao Oriental
Davao Oriental
—  Province  —

Map of the Philippines with Davao Oriental highlighted
Coordinates: 7°10′N 126°20′E / 7.167°N 126.333°E / 7.167; 126.333Coordinates: 7°10′N 126°20′E / 7.167°N 126.333°E / 7.167; 126.333
Country  Philippines
Region Davao Region (Region XI)
Founded May 8, 1967
Capital Mati
 - Type Province of the Philippines
 - Governor Corazon Nunez-Malanyaon (Nacionalista)
 - Vice Governor Jose Mayo Almario (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
 - Total 5,670.07 km2 (2,189.2 sq mi)
Area rank 17th out of 80
Population (2007)
 - Total 486,104
 - Rank 55th out of 80*
 - Density 85.7/km2 (222/sq mi)
 - Density rank 69th out of 80*
 - Independent cities 0
 - Component cities 1
 - Municipalities 9
 - Barangays 183
 - Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Davao Oriental
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP Code
Spoken languages Cebuano, Mandaya
* Population and population density figures do not include the 4,955 persons residing in areas disputed by this province and Surigao del Sur.

Davao Oriental (Filipino: Silangang Dabaw) is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Mati and borders Compostela Valley to the west, and Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur to the north. Davao Oriental is the easternmost province of the country with Pusan Point as the easternmost location. The Philippine Sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, faces Davao Oriental to the east. Part of the province lies on an unnamed peninsula that encloses the Davao Gulf to the west.


People and culture

The native dialects spoken in this province are Kamayo and Mandaya.

Folklore beliefs include fairies (diwatas).

Homes are usually made out of wood, with bamboo figuring prominently in many rural abodes.


Davao Oriental is the copra (dried coconut meat) producer capital of the Philippines.



Davao Oriental is subdivided into 11 municipalities and 1city.


  • Mati City



Tourist attractions

Tagtalisay Beach, Masao Beach Resort, Botona Beach Resort, Dahican Beach, People's Park, Capitol Hills, Buso Hot Spring, Pujada Bay, Pujada Island, Sleeping Dinosaur, Dao Beach Club, Waniban Island, Gregorio Masao Beach Resort, Philippine Eagle Sanctuary. deo Beach.


In 1942, occupied by the Japanese Imperial forces in the province of Eastern Davao

In 1945, beginning the Battle of Davao from the combined forces of the British, Australian, Dutch and the Filipino troops of the 6th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 106th, 107th and 110th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and 10th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was supported by the recognized Davaoeño guerrilla fighter units by the attack to the Japanese Imperial forces during the liberation in Eastern Davao or Eastern Davao Campaign until the end of the Second World War.

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