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Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur

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Country Philippines
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
ProvinceDavao del Sur
District1st District of Davao del Sur
FoundedOctober 5, 1884
 • MayorJoel Ray Lopez
 • Total319.91 km2 (123.52 sq mi)
 • Total90,987
 • Density284.414/km2 (736.630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
Income class1st

Santa Cruz is a municipality in the Philippines. It is part of the province of Davao del Sur, on the island of Mindanao. There were about 91,000 people living in Santa Cruz in 2015.

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.

  • Astorga
  • Bato
  • Coronon
  • Darong
  • Inawayan
  • Jose Rizal
  • Matutungan
  • Melilia
  • Zone I (Pob.)
  • Saliducon
  • Sibulan
  • Sinoron
  • Tagabuli
  • Tibolo
  • Tuban
  • 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.)


  1. "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 

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