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REGION XI: Davao Region

Southern Mindanao Profile

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REGION XI: Davao Region

  2. 2. An Overview…
  3. 3. Basic Information
  4. 4. Location: North: Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte East: Davao Gulf and The Celebes Sea West: Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat Davao Region has an aggregate land area of: 31,692.75 km2
  5. 5. Geographic Profile: • 62% is dominated by forest covering • Its soil is suited for forest planting and tree plantations • Rich in gold and copper • Water resources are also available
  6. 6. Political Profile • It is composed of six provinces, namely: a) b) c) d) e) f) Davao Davao Oriental Davao del Sur South Cotabato Sarangani Compostela • It is composed of 85 municipalites • Davao City is the Regional Center
  7. 7. The People Major Dialects: Cebuano and Hiligaynon Minor Dialects:       B’laan Waray Maguindanao Tagalog Manobo Mandaya Population: 4,156,653 (As of 2007)
  8. 8. How to Get There? Through plane: the two major airports of the region: • Davao International Airport • General Santos City Airport Through land: by Pan-Philippine Highway
  9. 9. Where To Go?
  10. 10. a) Davao del Norte b) Davao Oriental c) Davao del Sur d) South Cotabato e) Sarangani f) Compostela