cebu_dalagueteDalaguete is a first class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 63,239 people.

Geographic Location

Dalaguete is a first class municipality located approximately 84 kilometers south of Cebu City. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Argao, on the south by the Municipality of Alcoy, on the west by the municipalities of Badian and Alegria and on the east by Bohol Strait.

Land Characteristics

  • Land Area: 15,496 hectares
  • Topography: 85% hilly and mountainous with more than 30% slope
  • Land Use:
    • 45% protected area and watersheds
    • 30% agriculture (prime area for vegetable production in the province)
    • 6% built-up area (projected 2010: 6 – 15%)

Climate

Tropical climate prevails year round in Dalaguete. The temperature is high and varies little with a difference of about 3 °C between the coldest month which occurs around January and hottest month around May. The mountain barangays are cold and Mantalongon is considered as the “Little Baguio of Cebu”. Average daytime temperature except in mountainous region ranges from 22.2 °C to 32.1 °C. Humidity is 77%.

Economy

  • Income Classification: 1st class
  • Agriculture: farming, fishing
  • Products: vegetables, fish
  • Cottage industry: blanket & mat weaving, basket making
  • Mineral Resources: ice stones, lime red stone, lime pink stones, wood stones, phosphate, coal

Barangays

Ablayan Coro Mananggal
Babayongan Dugyan Nalhub
Balud Dumalan Obo
Banhigan Jolomaynon Obong
Bulak Lanao Pañas
Caleriohan Langkas Poblacion
Caliongan Lumbang Sacsac
Casay Malones Tapon
Catolohan Maloray Tuba
Cawayan Manlapay Salug
Consolacion Mantalongon Tabon