Facts & Figures
Tagum City (Dakbayan sa Tagum/Syudad sa Tagum) is a 1st class city in the 1st congressional district of the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. It is also the provincial capital of Davao del Norte.
Situated 55 kilometers north of Davao City it is one of the fastest growing cities in Region XI. It has a total land area og 19,580 hectares. In a study conducted by the Asian Institute of Management Tagum was ranked among the 20 most viable component cities to do business in the country.
Tagum City has become a city celebrity. As of December 2006, 49 cities and municipalities all over the country from as far north as the town of Aguinaldo in Ifugao province and farther south, the town of Bongao in Tawitawi province, had sent Lakbay Aral tour officials to Tagum. Organizations of civil engineers, political science students, and postgraduate students in public administration came here too. All of them came eager to know Mayor Uy’s Best Practices, the bible of his governance, and the successful operation of the city’s economic enterprises. Population
2006 population estimates reached 224,809 people, while 2010 projections of 240,599 will bring the cityhood to a 'highly urbanized' status. According to the actual 2000 census, its population of more than 179,531 people live in 36,560 households.Land Area
The city is located at the southern part of Davao del Norte. Tagum City is a vital economic crossroad not only for the province, but for the entire Davao Region as well. It serves as the primary link from Davao City to the northern city of Butuan (in Agusan del Norte), to Mati (in Davao Oriental) and the Surigao provinces.
It borders the Municipalities of Asuncion, New Corella, and Mawab on the north, Maco on the east, and Dujali on the west. Carmen lies on its southwestern borders, while it faces the Davao Gulf directly to the south.LANGUAGE/DIALECTS
Cebuano/Visayan, Filipino/Tagalog, Davaoeno, Mandaya, Mansaka, Ata-Talaingod. CLIMATE
The climate that pervades all over the province is generally temperate with no marked rainy or dry season except in the months of November to January when heavy rains come. ECONOMY
The rapid extension of its economic breadth in the province is primarily due to its strategic location. Blessed with developed public infrastructure, the city manages to to infiltrate the export industry with goods such as wood chips, veneer plywood, and wood lumber; however, fresh bananas remain as the chief export product of banana plantations in the city.
Cited as one of the 20 most viable and most competitive business sites in the Philippines in 2005 by the Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project, it is definitely one of the fastest-growing cities in Mindanao. Tagum City has become a bustling center of commerce, health services and entertainment in the Davao Region.
Among others, the widely known industries are:
Nestle Experimental Demo Farm
Located in Brgy. Magdum, Tagum. Considered as a pillar of consumer products worldwide, Nestle Philippines is operating its coffee demo farm in this city. A wide variety of coffee breeds are planted for research and future use.Apo Estates Corporation
Tagged as the “Little Subic", Apo Estates is a PEZA-accredited eco-industrial zone lying in a 700-hectare land located in Madaum, Tagum City, ready for aspiring local and international business investors.Minex and Hexat Mining Corp.
Located in Tagum City. Gold and silver ores taken from the mountains of Diwalwal are processed in these plants.Lapanday Cold Sorage Facility
Located beside Madaum Hijo Port, this Cold Storage facility has a capacity to hold 60,000 banana boxes for export.Ace Flower Garden
Situated in Tagum City, this 4-hectare flower garden will mesmerize floral lovers. The farm produces a variety of cut flowers, denrobriums, bromiliads, and ornamental plants.