Provinces

Davao del Norte Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Davao del Norte is a province in the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Tagum City. Davao del Norte is the country’s leading producer of bananas, with many plantations run by multinationals Dole and Del Monte, and local producers such as Lapanday, TADECO, and Marsman. Davao del Norte is also one of Mindanao’s leading producer of rice.

LOCATION

Davao del Norte

Coordinates: 7°21′N 125°42′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Davao del Norte
Location:
7°21′N 125°42′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1967
Capital:
Tagum
Area:
3,426.97 km2 (1,323.16 sq mi)
Population:
1,125,100
Density:
300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
3 Component cities, 8 Municipalities
Demonym(s):
Davaoeño/a
Elevation:
(Mount Sinako) 1,590 m (5,220 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
8100–8120
Area code:
+63 -(084)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
First Class
Religion(s):
26.50% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Cebuano, Davawenyo, Mansaka, English
Known For:
Bananas
Major Industries:
Agriculture (rice, maize, banana, coconut, abacá, ramie, and coffee), Fishing, Mining (gold, silica, silver, copper and elemental sulfur), Tourism
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
August to October
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
None
Seaport(s):
Panabo Seaport
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is tropical. Davao Del Norte is a region with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. The climate here is classified as Af by the Köppen-Geiger system.

The best time to visit Davao is during the fruit season from August to October.

The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Davao del Norte Political Map

The Davao del Norte province is divided into 8 Municipalities, 3 Component Cities:

  • Asuncion
  • Braulio E. Dujali
  • Carmen
  • Kapalong
  • New Corella
  • Panabo
  • Samal
  • San Isidro
  • Santo Tomas
  • Tagum
  • Talaingod
 

ISLANDS

There are 7 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Davao del Norte which are under the jurisdiction of the province.

  • Big Liguid Island
  • Little Liguid Island
  • Malipano Island
  • Samal Island
  • South Malipano Islet
  • Talikud Island
  • Wishing Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Davao del Norte province:

  • Alorro Beach Resort
  • Banana Beach
  • Blue Bird View Deck
  • Canibad Beach
  • Christ the King Cathedral
  • Coral Garden Marine Park
  • DavNor Sports and Cultural Center
  • Energy Park
  • Freedom Park
  • Gaisano Mall of Tagum
  • General Moncado White House
  • Giant Clam Sanctuary
  • Golden Bay Beach Resort and Spa
  • Hagimit Falls
  • ISLA Farms Highlands Resort
  • Japanese Cave House
  • Kaputian Beach
  • Maxima Aquafun
  • Monfort Bat Sanctuary
  • Mt. Puting Bato
  • Nabintad River
  • NCCC Mall of Tagum
  • Robinsons Place Tagum
  • Samal Watersports Center
  • San Agustin Botanical Park
  • Tagbaobo Falls
  • Tagum Night Market
  • Vanishing Island
  • World’s Largest Rosary
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Davao del Norte throughout the year:

  • Kadagayaan Festival (June 24 – July 1) – Tagum
  • Caracoles Festival (April 28-29) – Samal Island

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Davao del Norte province.

Where in the Philippines is Davao del Norte located?
Davao del Norte is located on Southeastern Mindanao.

Is Davao del Norte a city or province?
Davao del Norte is a province.

What is the Capital of Davao del Norte?
The capital of Davao del Norte is Tagum.

What is Davao del Norte famous or known for?
Davao del Norte is famous or known for bananas.

How do I get to Davao del Norte?
There are several ways to get to Davao del Norte, the most common being from Manila:

  • Plane to Davao del Sur (Davao City) | 1.75 hours | $40-$130 + Bus to Tagum City | $2-$3
  • You can fly to an alternate airport (Gen. Santos City), however travel time will be longer and the cost will be significantly more.

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How many islands are in Davao del Norte?
There are 7 islands in the province.

What does Davao del Norte mean?
Davao is derived from indigenous Bagobo name for Davao River. Three subgroups call the river davah, dawaw, and dabo.

How Safe is Traveling in Davao del Norte?
Davao del Norte is mostly safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Davao del Norte is considered tropical with significant rainfall throughout the year.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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