Tagum City is located on the northern shoreline of Davao Gulf in Southeastern Mindanao Island. It is
bounded on the north by the towns of Asuncion and New Corella, on the east by Compostela Valley,
on the south by Davao Gulf, and on the west by Carmen town. It is a first class component city belonging to the first congressional district of
Davao Del Norte. The city is accessible by land via the Phil-Japan Friendship Highway that connects it
to Panabo City and Davao City. It has also road network
leding to Mati in Davao Oriental and another going to Agusan Del Sur
Province. The road leading to Bukidnon Province is under construction.
Tagum City has 23 barangays covering an land area of 195.8 square kilometers. Agriculture is the main economic
activity in most barangays while fishing is done in the coastal areas. Banana is the main farm product and chief export item
of the city. Other fruits that are grown abundantly are durian, lanzones, mangosteen, and rambutan. Within the city center,
wholesale and retail trading are the dominant business establishment followed by the food service industry.
Among the three cities of Davao Del Norte, Tagum is the largest in terms of population. Cebuano is the
dialect of the majority. Other languages spoken are Boholano, Tagalog, and English. The city celebrates the Musikahan and