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 (proj. 2010  6 – 15%)
No. of Barangays 33 (10 coastal barangays)
Population 63,000 – 64,000 (Projected as 2010)
Population Density
396.26/Sq. Km.
Population Growth Rate 1.29%
No. of Households 12,775 (Projected)
Income Classification 1st class
Agriculture Farming, Fishing
Vegetables, Fish
Cottage Industry
Blanket & Mat Weaving, Basket Making
Mineral Resources
Ice Stones, Lime Red Stone, Lime Pink Stones, Wood Stones, Phosphate, Coal
Labor Force 32, 450 (2005 projected)
Employment Rate   92.4 % Employed
Year Income Expenditure
2003 54.80M 39.10M
2004 63.70M 45.00M
2005 58.50M 61.00M
2006 87.00M 77.80M
2007 65.45M 65.41M
2008 75.76M 74.01M
2009 84.33M 74.60M
2010 89.71M 74.82M
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.



Tropical climate prevails year round in Dalaguete. The temperature is high and varies little with a difference of about 3 degrees centigrade 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%.

Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Parishes
    • Sn. Guillermo de Aquitania (Poblacion)
    • Sn. Isidro Labrador (Mantalongon)
    • Sta. Monica (Cawayan)
  • Protestant Churches
    • Faith Tabernacle Church (Poblacion)
    • Assembly of God (Poblacion)
    • Evangelical Free Church (Poblacion)