Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 118200000

Exploring the Natural Splendor and Rich Culture of Davao de Oro

Davao de Oro, formerly known as Compostela Valley, is a province in the Philippines situated in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its provincial capital is the municipality of Nabunturan.

Renowned for its verdant landscapes and abundant natural resources, Davao de Oro offers a unique blend of picturesque sceneries, rich culture, and thriving agriculture.

The Natural Beauty

Davao de Oro is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. The province boasts a majestic assortment of natural attractions ranging from the breathtaking waterfalls of Awao to the serene and mystical Lake Leonard. The Maragusan Valley, often referred to as the “Summer Capital of Davao de Oro,” is a haven of hot and cold springs, lush forests, and a cool climate that provides respite from the heat of the lowlands.

The Land of Gold

The province’s previous name, Compostela Valley, is synonymous with mining due to its rich deposits of gold and other minerals. The land’s mineral wealth has earned it the moniker “Golden Valley of Mindanao,” with numerous small to large-scale mining operations dotting the landscape. While mining has contributed significantly to the local economy, it has also presented challenges regarding environmental conservation and sustainable development.

Agricultural Prosperity

Davao de Oro is not just about natural and mineral wealth; it is also home to a fertile land that supports a thriving agricultural sector. The province’s high-value crops include bananas, coconuts, and coffee. The agricultural success is a testament to the hardworking farmers and favorable climatic conditions that allow for bountiful harvests year after year.

Cultural Tapestry

The cultural landscape of Davao de Oro is as diverse as its natural one. Indigenous groups such as the Mansaka, Mandaya, and Dibabawon add to the rich tapestry of the province’s heritage. These communities continue to practice their age-old traditions, customs, and belief systems, contributing to the colorful cultural mosaic of the province. Festivals, traditional dances, and artisan crafts provide a window into the souls of these vibrant cultures.

Future Outlook

In recent years, Davao de Oro has focused on balancing economic growth with ecological preservation. The government and local stakeholders are investing in infrastructure aimed at promoting ecotourism. This sustainable approach hopes to harness the region’s natural and cultural assets while protecting them for future generations.

As Davao de Oro advances, it stands as a testament to the natural beauty, resilient spirit, and cultural vibrancy of the Filipino people — a province where the wealth of the land is surpassed only by the richness of its heritage.

Davao de Oro (Compostela Valley) is a coastal province, is composed of:

Municipalities:Barangay:
11237

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Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104301000

2020 Population: 89,884

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Landlocked:
118201016 AuroraRural1,2811,940 Landlocked
118201001 BagongonRural2,0312,025 Landlocked
118201002 GabiRural4,9684,725 Landlocked
118201003 LagabRural3,1832,904 Landlocked
118201004 MangayonRural4,8774,678 Landlocked
118201005 MapacaRural2,2812,228 Landlocked
118201006 MaparatRural11,2814,964 Landlocked
118201007 New AlegriaRural4,7103,695 Landlocked
118201008 NganUrban8,9828,348 Landlocked
118201009 Osmeña Rural5,8375,602 Landlocked
118201010 PanansalanRural1,081972 Landlocked
118201011 PoblaciónUrban22,19327,261 Landlocked
118201012 San JoseUrban2,7544,457 Landlocked
118201013 San MiguelUrban7,6397,286 Landlocked
118201014 SioconRural3,7243,517 Landlocked
118201015 TamiaRural3,0622,872 Landlocked
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
89,88487,474
Overview of the Municipality of Compostela and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104302000

2020 Population: 79,744

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Landlocked:
118202001 AguinaldoRural4,5433,940 Landlocked
118202016 Amor CruzRural3,0092,889 Landlocked
118202017 AmpawidRural2,7702,713 Landlocked
118202018 AndapRural2,0221,644 Landlocked
118202019 AnitapRural481375 Landlocked
118202020 Bagong SilangRural9481,047 Landlocked
118202002 BanbanonRural1,6591,594 Landlocked
118202021 BelmonteRural1,3091,285 Landlocked
118202003 BinasbasRural1,0511,114 Landlocked
118202022 BullucanRural1,3171,316 Landlocked
118202004 CebulidaRural1,8811,834 Landlocked
118202023 ConcepcionRural1,3511,340 Landlocked
118202024 Datu AmpunanRural1,7401,421 Landlocked
118202025 Datu DavaoRural2,4621,590 Landlocked
118202026 Doña Josefa Rural1,043820 Landlocked
118202027 El KatipunanRural1,028970 Landlocked
118202005 Il PapaRural1,1891,194 Landlocked
118202028 ImeldaRural2,1732,312 Landlocked
118202029 InacayanRural1,0721,084 Landlocked
118202006 KaligutanRural3,4712,871 Landlocked
118202007 KapataganRural5,2234,954 Landlocked
118202008 KidawaRural3,7072,953 Landlocked
118202009 KilagdingRural2,2042,068 Landlocked
118202010 KiokmayRural1,4681,388 Landlocked
118202014 Laac (Pob.)Urban7,9957,375 Landlocked
118202011 LangtudRural3,0032,964 Landlocked
118202012 LonganapanRural1,9822,257 Landlocked
118202030 MabuhayRural1,3942,029 Landlocked
118202031 MacopaRural2,074578 Landlocked
118202032 MalinaoRural667692 Landlocked
118202033 MangloyRural6671,158 Landlocked
118202034 MelaleRural1,1481,970 Landlocked
118202013 NagaRural1,9331,319 Landlocked
118202035 New BethlehemRural771647 Landlocked
118202036 PanamorenRural1,051936 Landlocked
118202037 SabudRural1,4351,133 Landlocked
118202015 San AntonioRural2,4912,573 Landlocked
118202038 Santa EmiliaRural1,7211,566 Landlocked
118202039 Santo NiñoRural1,2971,098 Landlocked
118202040 SisimonRural994863 Landlocked
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
79,74473,874
Overview of the Municipality of Laak (San Vicente) and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104303000

2020 Population: 43,552  

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Coastal/Inland:
118203012 AnitapanRural3,7543,737 Inland
118203013 CabuyuanRural2,8812,580 Coastal
118203002 CadunanRural4,5574,138 Inland
118203007 Cuambog (Pob.)Urban6,6326,170 Población-Coastal
118203014 Del PilarRural2,4512,430 Inland
118203016 Golden Valley (Maraut)Urban5,2005,386 Inland
118203015 LibodonRural9961,146 Coastal
118203017 PangibiranRural1,6151,580 Inland
118203006 PindasanUrban6,6025,984 Inland
118203018 San AntonioRural3,0592,421 Coastal
118203011 Tagnanan (Mampising)Urban5,8055,530 Inland
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
43,55241,102
Overview of the Municipality of Mabini (Dona Alicia) and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104304000

2020 Population: 83,237

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Coastal/Inland:No. of Sitio/Purok:
118204001 AnibonganRural3,2002,5551,147Inland6
118204002 AnislaganRural2,7292,434124Inland4
118204003 BinuanganUrban6,7646,017446Inland10
118204004 BucanaRural1,2581,53877Coastal2
118204005 CalabcabRural675639641Inland2
118204006 ConcepcionRural3,0344,292601Inland7
118204007 DumlanRural3,5122,985928Inland7
118204008 Elizalde (Somil)Rural5,2045,1371,437Inland5
118204010 GubatanRural9508721,836Inland7
118204011 HijoRural4,2193,775614Inland6
118204012 KinubanRural2,4522,534569Inland7
118204013 LanggamRural3,4333,383558Inland6
118204014 Lapu-lapuRural1,2331,248606Inland7
118204015 Libay-libayRural3,2012,8553,467Inland12
118204016 LimboRural1,3911,155716Inland5
118204017 LumatabRural1,3501,025425Coastal4
118204018 MagangitRural786708306Inland3
118204031 MainitRural940873659Inland7
118204019 MalamodaoRural2,6472,4621,305Inland6
118204020 ManipongolRural5786491,185Inland5
118204021 MapaangRural6401,0711,268Inland6
118204022 MasaraRural1,1251,190178Inland8
118204023 New AsturiasRural9951,012237Inland7
118204032 New BariliRural570702597Inland5
118204033 New LeyteRural2,8782,7202,133Inland8
118204034 New VisayasRural8837611,105Inland6
118204035 PananganRural7096132,514Inland6
118204009 Pangi (Gaudencio Antonio)Urban3,8213,408725Inland8
118204024 PanibasanRural3,7173,9491,325Inland10
118204025 PanoraonRural1,6431,8982,344Inland9
118204026 PoblaciónUrban8,5218,231107Población-Coastal10
118204027 San JuanUrban1,5331,69725Coastal6
118204028 San RoqueRural1,3851,56418Coastal5
118204029 SangabRural583505821Inland4
118204036 TagbarosRural1,9502,0011,288Inland10
118204030 TaglawigRural677722343Inland4
118204037 TeresaRural2,0512,0971,548Inland7
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:
83,23781,27734,223
Overview of the Municipality of Maco and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104305000

2020 Population: 64,412

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Landlocked:
118205001 Bagong SilangRural3,3623,490 Landlocked
118205006 BahiRural1,112865 Landlocked
118205007 CambagangRural1,6361,460 Landlocked
118205008 CoronobeRural3,1453,078 Landlocked
118205009 KatipunanRural1,6621,975 Landlocked
118205010 LahiRural1,2791,399 Landlocked
118205011 LanggawisanRural3,0192,028 Landlocked
118205012 MabugnaoRural406468 Landlocked
118205013 MagcagongRural3,4172,348 Landlocked
118205014 MahayahayRural663533 Landlocked
118205002 MapawaUrban5,9325,653 Landlocked
118205003 Maragusan (Pob.)Urban15,48814,741 Landlocked
118205015 MauswagonRural3,1003,035 Landlocked
118205004 New AlbayRural4,1853,983 Landlocked
118205016 New KatipunanRural3,0092,618 Landlocked
118205017 New Man-ayRural1,0441,015 Landlocked
118205018 New PanayRural1,3731,364 Landlocked
118205019 PalocRural1,8761,877 Landlocked
118205020 PamintaranRural1,8731,705 Landlocked
118205021 ParasanonRural820855 Landlocked
118205022 TalianRural1,7151,816 Landlocked
118205023 TandikRural754906 Landlocked
118205024 TigbaoRural1,6351,635 Landlocked
118205005 Tupas (Tupaz)Rural1,9071,995 Landlocked
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
64,41260,842
Overview of the Municipality of Maragusan (San Mariano) and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104306000

2020 Population: 39,631

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Landlocked:
118206001 AndiliRural5,1414,886 Landlocked
118206002 BawaniRural2,0621,948 Landlocked
118206003 ConcepcionRural9831,119 Landlocked
118206004 MalinawonRural2,8232,810 Landlocked
118206005 Nueva VisayasRural2,5082,329 Landlocked
118206006 Nuevo IlocoRural5,1154,543 Landlocked
118206007 PoblaciónUrban11,42310,524 Landlocked
118206008 SalvacionRural2,1142,261 Landlocked
118206009 SaosaoRural1,7381,519 Landlocked
118206010 SawanganRural2,4792,360 Landlocked
118206011 TuboranRural3,2452,766 Landlocked
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
39,63137,065
Overview of the Municipality of Mawab and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104307000

2020 Population: 93,937 

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Landlocked:
118207001 AwaoRural5,0834,547 Landlocked
118207002 BabagUrban2,8103,289 Landlocked
118207003 BanlagRural4,7864,487 Landlocked
118207004 BayloRural3,9343,080 Landlocked
118207005 CasoonUrban6,6515,704 Landlocked
118207007 HaguimitanRural2,1132,158 Landlocked
118207006 InambatanRural1,3971,609 Landlocked
118207008 MacopaRural2,5572,553 Landlocked
118207009 MamungaRural1,8601,836 Landlocked
118207022 Mount DiwataUrban5,35014,635 Landlocked
118207010 NabocRural3,0602,798 Landlocked
118207011 OlayconRural2,5882,383 Landlocked
118207012 Pasian (Santa Filomena)Rural5,0205,021 Landlocked
118207013 PoblaciónUrban20,43519,434 Landlocked
118207014 RizalRural2,0311,780 Landlocked
118207015 SalvacionRural3,7183,511 Landlocked
118207016 San IsidroRural1,3741,401 Landlocked
118207017 San JoseRural3,1452,978 Landlocked
118207019 Tubo-tubo (New Del Monte)Urban3,7663,634 Landlocked
118207021 UnionRural8,3163,255 Landlocked
118207020 Upper Ulip Rural3,9434,815 Landlocked
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
93,93794,908
Overview of the Municipality of Monkayo and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104308000

2020 Population: 46,558

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Landlocked:
118208001 BanagbanagRural1,3581,365 Landlocked
118208002 BanglasanRural831999 Landlocked
118208003 Bankerohan NorteRural1,3561,166 Landlocked
118208004 Bankerohan SurRural1,4731,401 Landlocked
118208005 CamansiRural1,5731,442 Landlocked
118208006 CamantanganRural9731,097 Landlocked
118208009 CanidkidRural1,3311,299 Landlocked
118208007 ConcepcionRural1,7771,829 Landlocked
118208008 DaumanRural1,7111,644 Landlocked
118208010 LebanonRural1,2061,257 Landlocked
118208011 LinoanRural4,1843,553 Landlocked
118208012 MayaonRural3,3353,538 Landlocked
118208014 New CalapeRural1,0611,074 Landlocked
118208016 New Cebulan (Sambayon)Rural9661,109 Landlocked
118208015 New DalagueteRural1,036882 Landlocked
118208017 New VisayasRural5,7733,664 Landlocked
118208019 ProsperidadRural2,6522,787 Landlocked
118208020 San Jose (Pob.)Urban9,0769,080 Landlocked
118208021 San VicenteRural2,2741,900 Landlocked
118208022 TapiaRural2,6122,620 Landlocked
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
46,55843,706
Overview of the Municipality of Montevista and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104309000

2020 Population: 84,340

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Landlocked:
118209001 AnislaganRural1,3681,156 Landlocked
118209002 AntiqueraUrban2,1071,825 Landlocked
118209003 BasakRural2,6992,514 Landlocked
118209027 BayabasRural852904 Landlocked
118209028 BukalRural4,4613,810 Landlocked
118209004 CabacunganRural1,1571,097 Landlocked
118209005 CabidiananUrban3,1722,937 Landlocked
118209006 KatipunanRural1,8741,729 Landlocked
118209007 LibasanRural2,3032,084 Landlocked
118209008 LindaRural2,8771,973 Landlocked
118209009 MagadingRural1,9352,301 Landlocked
118209010 MagsaysayUrban6,1895,301 Landlocked
118209011 MainitUrban8,2719,905 Landlocked
118209012 ManatRural3,5133,005 Landlocked
118209013 MatiloRural1,8621,760 Landlocked
118209014 MipangiRural4,2014,027 Landlocked
118209015 New DauisRural633621 Landlocked
118209016 New SibongaRural2,8142,658 Landlocked
118209017 OgaoRural1,2811,540 Landlocked
118209018 PangutosanRural2,7302,443 Landlocked
118209019 PoblaciónUrban16,55218,331 Landlocked
118209020 San IsidroRural1,1291,263 Landlocked
118209021 San RoqueRural1,2561,350 Landlocked
118209022 San VicenteRural636571 Landlocked
118209023 Santa MariaRural3,7012,960 Landlocked
118209024 Santo Niño (Kao) Rural1,2221,299 Landlocked
118209025 SasaRural619597 Landlocked
118209026 TagnoconRural2,9262,273 Landlocked
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
84,34082,234
Overview of the Municipality of Nabunturan and Capitol of Davao de Oro and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104310000

2020 Population: 51,466

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Landlocked:
118210013 AndapUrban6,6977,460 Landlocked
118210001 BantacanRural3,1993,457 Landlocked
118210002 BatinaoRural1,3491,174 Landlocked
118210011 Cabinuangan (Pob.)Urban11,01810,575 Landlocked
118210003 CamanlanganUrban5,8705,638 Landlocked
118210004 CogononRural1,2331,220 Landlocked
118210005 FatimaRural1,1811,034 Landlocked
118210014 KahayagRural1,3771,380 Landlocked
118210006 KatipunanRural2,0981,978 Landlocked
118210008 MagangitRural1,7961,879 Landlocked
118210007 MagsaysayRural1,2561,172 Landlocked
118210015 ManurigaoRural1,5331,534 Landlocked
118210009 PagsabanganRural506581 Landlocked
118210010 PanagRural4,6293,835 Landlocked
118210012 San RoqueRural5,9493,319 Landlocked
118210016 TandawanRural1,7751,490 Landlocked
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
51,46647,726
Overview of the Municipality of New Bataan and its barangays.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 104311000

2020 Population: 90,786

PSGC #Bry #Barangay Name:Rural/Urban:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Hectares sq:Coastal/Inland:
118211013 AraiboRural2,5312,233 Inland
118211001 BongabongUrban4,4284,647 Coastal
118211002 BongbongRural4,5793,659 Inland
118211004 Kingking (Pob.)Urban29,31726,988 Población-Coastal
118211012 Las ArenasRural980992 Inland
118211005 MagnagaUrban10,7669,762 Coastal
118211006 MatiaoRural4,1553,434 Inland
118211007 NapnapanUrban12,52913,403 Inland
118211003 P. FuentesRural3,9083,781 Coastal
118211009 TagdanguaUrban4,7654,779 Coastal
118211014 Tag-UgpoRural4,0084,017 Inland
118211010 TambongonRural4,0283,368 Coastal
118211011 TibagonUrban4,7924,836 Inland
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):
90,78685,899
Overview of the Municipality of Pantukan and its barangays.
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