Gov. Corazon N. Malanyaon
Land Area and Political Subdivision
Davao Oriental has a total land area of 526,446 has. representing 16.26% of the total land area of Region XI and 1.72% of the total land area of the Philippines. It is composed of 10 municipalities and the component city of Mati which is its Provincial Center. The province has a total of 183 barangays. It is divided into 2 congressional districts: the First District consists of the municipalities of Baganga, Manay, Caraga, Cateel and Boston while the Second District is comprised of the city of Mati and the municipalities of Taragona, Lupon, Banay-Banay, San Isidro and Governor Generoso.
Davao Oriental lies on the southeastern section of Mindanao. It is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the East, the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur on the North, Compostela Valley on the West and the Davao Gulf and the Celebes Sea on the South.
Article x, Section 13
Geography and Climate
The province is characterized by extensive mountain ranges which makes it typhoon free. It has an uneven distribution of plateaus, swamps and extensive low land along shorelines facing the Pacific Ocean. Its climate is characterized by a short dry season and pronounced rainy season. Currently the biggest coconut-producing province in the DIDP Area, it is also endowed with various metallic and non-metallic mineral resources, the most abundant of which is nickel ore. The province geography and climate make it a potential tourist destination.
21.9 degree Celsius to 31.4 degree Celsius
486,104 (2007 Census)