Davao Region


Davao Region
DAVAO
—  Region  —
Map of the Philippines showing the location of DAVAO
Country Philippines
Island group Mindanao
Regional center Davao City
Area
 – Total 20,244 km2 (7,816.3 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 – Total 5,558,699
 – Density 274.6/km2 (711.2/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Provinces 4
Cities 6
Municipalities 44
Barangays 1160
Cong. districts 11
Languages Cebuano, Davaoeño dialect of Chabacano, Mandayan, Dibabawon, Mansakan, Manobo, Tagalog, Ilokano, others

Davao Region / Southern Mindanao, designated as Region XI, is one of the regions of the Philippines, located on the southeastern portion of Mindanao. Davao Region consists of four provinces, namely: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, and Davao del Sur. The region encloses the Davao Gulf and its regional center is Davao City. Davao is the Hispanicized pronunciation of daba-daba, the Bagobo word for "fire" (the Cebuano translation is "kalayo").

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Climate

The region has a generally uniform distribution of rainfall through the year. It lies outside the typhoon belt.

Natural Resources

Aside from its forestland and fertile fields, Southern Mindanao has mineral resources of chromite, iron, nickel, and manganese, gold, copper and other non-metallic minerals. Five of the major fishing grounds of the Philippines are located in the region..

Economy

While the region’s economy is predominantly agri-based, it is now developing into a center for agro-industrial business, trade and tourism. Its competitive advantage is in agri-industry as its products, bananas, pineapples, fresh asparagus, and fish products are exported abroad. The region can be a vital link to markets in other parts of Mindanao, Brunei Darussalam and parts of Malaysia and Indonesia. There is also a small but growing call center sector.

There is a gradual shift to industrialization as shown with industry’s growth rate of 8.1% in 1996. Other economic activities are mining, fishery, forestry and agriculture.

The Region is also venturing to Online Business like Outsourcing. They also open their official Buy and Sell Online only for Davao Region the Davao Eagle[1] derived from the famous Philippine Eagle which can only be seen in Davao.

Facilities

The region’s principal ports are the Sasa International Seaport in Sasa, Sta. Ana Pier in the Chinatown District, Panabo Seaport in Davao del Norte, and Mati Seaport in Davao Oriental. Infrastructure developments in the cities within the region are considered excellent.

The airport in Davao City is the largest and most developed in Mindanao. The region is accessible by land, air and sea. The region has adequate communications facilities, reliable power and an abundant water supply.

Political Divisions

Davao Region is subdivided into 4 provinces and Davao City.

Political map of Davao Region
Province/City Capital Population
(2007)
Area[2]
(km²)
Pop. density
(per km²)
Compostela Valley Nabunturan 637,366 4,479.77 124.3
Davao del Norte Tagum City 847,440 3,426.97 214.8
Davao del Sur Digos City 822,406 4,223.45 192.9
Davao Oriental Mati City 486,104 5,670.07 86.4
Davao City 1,363,337 2,443.61 469.4

Component Cities

Highly Urbanized City

References

Davao City News and Updates




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