Generation of a quality plan is influenced by the type and nature of information available. Accurate and timely data is needed to reduce the uncertainties of the future. Better decisions lead to better outcomes and are expected to create positive impact. The Islandscape Profile of the province gives equal coverage to the built form and the unbuilt environment. This document complements to the Provincial Development Physical Framework Plan and address the data requirements in enhancing it. The profiling is important for it determines the current level of services that could be provided to the constituents: as to what resources are available, and those environmental factors that will affect policy and to what policies are expected to create better impact. Moreover, this document will provide an evidence-based planning and decision making for a rational, holistic, just that is consistent with the principles of the common good, social justice, equity, and sustainable development. The Provincial Planning and Development Office by virtue of its functions under R.A. 7160 is responsible in preparing the profile and spearheading the analysis of the data gathered. The profile is an outcome of various data gathering methods by the provincial offices, national government agencies and private sectors operating within the province. This book includes data on the population and social services, local economy, infrastructure and physical base, environmental management and natural resources and local institutional capability.

Scope and Limitation

Given the coverage mentioned above, the information in this publication is dependent on the available level of disaggregation of data. Considering that Dinagat Islands is one of the newly created province where most of the data are still part of the mother province of Surigao del Norte. The publication is annually done, hence, this edition focuses only on the data available as of December 2022. Some of the statistical reports have available information of the previous years and/or may provide statistical estimates for the upcoming years.




The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Dinagat Islands province.

Where in the Philippines is Dinagat Islands located? Dinagat Islands is located on the northeastern section of Mindanao.

Is Dinagat Islands a city or province? Dinagat Islands is a province.

What is the Capital of Dinagat Islands? The capital of Dinagat Islands is San Jose.

What is Dinagat Islands famous or known for? Dinagat Islands is famous or known for caves, resorts, and beaches.



Dinagat Islands (Cebuano: Mga Pulo sa Dinagat; Surigaonon: Mga Puyo nan Dinagat; Kabalian: Mga Puyo san Dinagat; Waray: Mga Purô han Dinagat; Filipino: Mga Islang Dinagat), officially the Province of Dinagat Islands, is an island province in the Caraga region of the Philippines, located on the south side of Leyte Gulf. The island of Leyte is to its west, across Surigao Strait, and Mindanao is to its south. Its main island, Dinagat, is about 60 kilometres (37 mi) from north to south.

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