Davao Philippines

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DAVAO REGION
PROVINCES: CAPITALS: OTHER CITIES: COMPESTELA VALLEY - NABUNTURAN PANABO CITY DAVAO DEL NORTE - TAGUM CITY DAVAO CITY DAVAO ORIENTAL - MATI SAMAL CITY DAVAO DEL SUR - DIGOS CITY

THE REGION IS LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF MINDANAO.THE EASTERN PART OF THE REGION IS FACING THE PACIFIC OCEAN.MOUNT APO ,THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE COUNTRY IS LOCATED IN DAVAO DEL SUR.THE SOUTH AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE REGION ARE SURRONDED BY WATER WHERE THE DAVAO GULF,THE SARANGANI STRAIT,AND CAPE SAN AGUSTIN ARE LOCATED.THE REGION ISLOCATED OUTSIDE THE TYPHOON BELT SO IT SELDOM EXPERIENCES THYPHOONS. Even before the Philippine independence in 1946, the entire region was already a single province called Davao Province, with Davao City serving as its capital. The province was one of the largest provinces in the Philippines during that time, spanning more than 20,000 square kilometers; it lasted from 1920 until 1967, when the province split into three provinces, namely: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental. After the division, Davao City was officially named its regional center. RELIGION

The majority of the region's population are Christians, mostly Catholics; however, there are also Muslims,Buddhists, and Shintoists living in the region. Natural Resources
Aside from its forestland and fertile fields, Southern Mindanao has mineral resources of chromite, iron, nickel, manganese, gold, copper and other non-metallic minerals. Five of the major fishing grounds of the Philippines are located in the region. ETHNIC GROUPS

MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN THE REGION CAME FROM VISAYAS AND MANY ARE CHRISTIAN MIGRANTS.SOME RESIDENTS OF DAVAO SPEAK CEBUANO

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