Population increased to 120,813
Dinagat Islands was created on December 2, 2006 under Republic Act No. 9355. The municipalities composing the province were taken from Surigao del Norte. The population of the newly created province was 120,813 persons as of August 1, 2007 based on the 2007 Census of Population (POPCEN 2007). This figure was higher by 13,862 persons over the population count of 106,951 persons in 2000. The recent population count for the province translated to an annual growth rate of 1.69 percent for the period 2000 to 2007, higher than the 1.33 percent annual growth rate registered for the period 1995 to 2000. Read more of updates.