Mati has become a City by virtue of Republic Act 9408 converting the Municipality of Mati in the Province of Davao Oriental into a component city, to be known as the City of Mati, which was duly ratified through a plebiscite and subsequently proclaimed on June 19, 2007 having its corporate existence.
No. of Barangays - 26
Population (2000) - 105,908 (21,293 households)
Total Land Area(has) - 79,109
Dialects - Mandaya, Cebuano
(Majority can speak & understand English & Tagalog)
Products - Coconut, Corn, Cacao
Mango, Pomelo &
Climate - Tropical (lies outside typhoon belt)
Average Rainfall: 44.6 in., Temperature: 31C
It is located in the southeastern most part of the Philippine Archipelago in the Island of Mindanao. It is a part of the prosperous and peaceful Davao Region. The eastern side is bounded by the great Pacific Ocean and the Southern tip is the Celebes Sea. The lowland portion of the town including the poblacion hugs the majectic Pujada Bay.
HOW TO GET TO MATI
Mati is accessible by air, land, sea transportation & Davao City serves as the entry point. It is 165 kms. from the Davao International Airport - a leisurely 2.5 hr. ride. Vans for hire are readily available at Gaisano Mall & Victoria Plaza Terminal and commuter buses regularly leaves the Davao City Terminal every 30 minutes. Fastcraft is also available at Sta. Ana wharf.
Water Supply - Supplied by the Mati Water District
Power - Power requirement is supplied by the Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative (DORECO)
Roads - total road network of 579,295 kms. of these 60,507 kms. (Concrete), 37,172(Asphalt), 242,435 kms.(Gravel), 234.18 kms. (Earthfill).
Telecommunications - Served by two 2 telephone companies (MTC&PHILCOM), 2 telegraphic stations, Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular have also installed their cell sites. 2 Radio Stations & 1 cable provider.
Health - 2 hospitals (Provincial Hospital and St. Camillus Hospital)both are classified as tertiary hospitals and there are 26 barangay health stations.
Commerce - a total of 1,462 commercial establishments and employing about 1,109 manpower, categorized into the following: 49 wholesalers, 935 retailers, 23 banking and finance, 8 banks, 9 pawnshops, 4 lending/credit institutions and security dealers, 9 insurance companies, 12 realstate brokers and 434 establishments focused on services accounts these includes engineering and technical services, bookkeeping, accounting, recreational, restaurants, refreshment parlors, accommodation facilities and etc.
Transportation - a total of 4,294 motor vehicles. Basic means of transportation is tricycle having a total units of 1,635. Out of town travels are serviced by bus, vans, jeepneys for southbound and northbound routes. Area which are inaccessible by four-wheeled vehicles are serviced by single motorcycles locally known as "Habal-Habal". Mati has an airport and sea transportation for cargo shipments only. The port has a total of 87 meters and fall under the national port category(Marginal Type)