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Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur
|Region||Davao Region (Region XI)|
|Province||Davao del Sur|
|District||1st District of Davao del Sur|
|Founded||October 5, 1884|
|• Mayor||Joel Ray Lopez|
|• Total||319.91 km2 (123.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||284.414/km2 (736.630/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
The town is in the northern part of Davao del Sur. It is south of Davao City, the capital of the province. The municipality covers 6.7% of the total land area of Davao del Sur.
Santa Cruz is the oldest municipality in the province. It was founded on 5 October 1884, by Spanish explorers and missionaries. Most of the people in Santa Cruz today are either Muslim or Christian. The languages spoken in Santa Cruz are Cebuano, Tagalog, Mansakan, and English.
Santa Cruz is divided into 18 barangays.
- Jose Rizal
- Zone I (Pob.)
- Zone II (Pob.) consists of the following barrios: Balalan, Loay, Lubo, Lote Quiait (Kyawit), New Victor, Escandor, Carmen, Dioloy, Townsite
- Zone III (Pob.)
- Zone IV (Pob.)
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. http://www.comelec.gov.ph/?r=Elections/2013natloc/Results/citymuni2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013.