The easternmost province of Region 11 is Davao Oriental.
It is located east of Compostela Valley and south of Surigao Del Sur.
The province faces the Philippine Sea on the east and Davao Gulf on the south. Terrain is mostly
hilly and mountainous except for narrow flat lands in the coastal areas. Climate is characterized by rainfall which is
evenly distributed throughout the year.
Davao Oriental Provincial Capitol
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
- Erich Gonzales - Movie and television actress from Cateel
Agricultural production of Davao Oriental in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Davao Oriental in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
The province is believed to have large untapped reserves of minerals particularly nickel.>
A total of 17 banks were operating in 2007 with total deposits of 1.3 billion pesos.
Poverty incidence stood at 48.8% in 2006, way above the national average of 32.9% for that year.
Its fertile agricultural lands coupled with good typhoon-free climate is ideal for high value commercial crops such
as rubber, cacao, coffee, sweet corn, other fruits and vegetables. A modern
food storage terminal should be put up.
Goat and cattle raising as well as processing of halal foods have great potential not only for domestic consumption but also for export.
Its forested mountains can provide raw materials for furniture and pulp and paper industries.
See List of Municipalities of Davao Oriental Province
Places of Interest/ tourist spots in Davao Oriental
- Caraga Church - Mindanao's oldest
- Pusan Point also in Caraga Town is where the first millenium sunrise in the Philippines was sited
- Cape San Agustin lighthouse
- Lake Tinagong Dagat in San Isidro
- Aliwagwag Falls in Cateel - its 13 rapids and 84 natural steps is considered the highest in the country
- Beaches in Mati - the provincial capital
Capitol photo credit to skyscrapercity.com
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