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City DAVAO
Official Website http://www.davaocity.gov.ph/
Island Grouping Mindanao
Region Region XI
General Information
FACTS & FIGURES

The City of Davao (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Dabaw; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Davao) is one of the most important cities in the Philippines and the de facto capital of the island of Mindanao. It is also the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area. Its international airport and seaport is one of the busiest cargo hubs in the Southern Philippines. Davao City is also one of several cities in the Philippines that are independent of any province though it is usually grouped with Davao del Sur for statistical purposes. The city is also the regional center for Davao Region (Region XI).

LAND AREA 

It is one of the world's largest cities in terms of land area, occupying more than 2,400 square kilometers.

POPULATION

1,147,116 people in 240,057 households

LANGUAGE

Bisaya,Tagalog,English Cebuano is the most widely spoken dialect. The Filipino language comes a close second. English is the medium of instruction in schools and is widely understood and spoken especially in the business community.

CLIMATE

Davao City is typhoon-free. The city enjoys a weather that remains balmy all year round. It is characterized by a uniform distribution of rainfall, temperature, humidity, and air pressure. It has no pronounced wet or dry season. Weather predictability makes it highly conducive to agro-crop production. Temperature ranges from 20 to 32 degrees Celsius and average rainfall is up to 2,000 mm yearly.

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 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.

CURRENCY

Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.

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Date  Title  Action
Article 
10 Oct 2010  BUSINESS DIRECTORY: ORGANIC, HERBAL & NATURAL PRODUCTS  View
03 Oct 2010  BUSINESS DIRECTORY: HOME FURNISHINGS  View
03 Oct 2010  BUSINESS DIRECTORY: WEARABLES  View
26 Sep 2010  List of State Universities and Colleges in Region XI   View
26 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: Suppliers of IT & IT Enabled Services/Electronics  View
28 Aug 2010  Davao City Engineer Attends Strategic Sanitation Planning  View
22 Aug 2010  Other Hotels and Resorts in Davao  View
02 Aug 2010  The City of Pines Down South  View
25 Nov 2007  Hotels in Davao  View
21 Oct 2007  Opportunity in Business: ORGANIC & NATURAL PRODUCTS  View
21 Oct 2007  Opportunity in Business: FOOD  View
21 Oct 2007  General Information on Region XI  View
13 Oct 2007  Guide to Banana Processors & Exporters  View
12 Oct 2007  One Stop Export Documentation Center  View
03 Oct 2007  Guide to Banana Producers  View
03 Oct 2007  Guide to Durian Producers  View
01 Oct 2007  Guide to Durian Processors  View
25 Sep 2007  Shanghai-Davao fligths on the drawing board - DOT  View
25 Sep 2007  Travel, tour operators to develop new, competitive tour packages for EAGA  View
22 Sep 2007  Major products  View
22 Sep 2007  Festivals  View
30 Aug 2007  Travel, tour operators to develop new, competitive tour packages for EAGA  View
News 
01 Jan 2011  Australia to import Davao mangoes  View
15 Nov 2010  Philippines eyes China, Malaysia, Middle East as new export market for bananas   View
16 Sep 2010  Aboitiz opens Davao hydro plant  View
05 Sep 2010  Industry and Service sectors push growth of Davao Region  View
03 Sep 2010  Increase in Banana Production in Davao Region  View
31 Aug 2010  Major Fruit Crop: Calamansi  View
29 Aug 2010  3 cocoa post harvest centers worth P30 million set to open in Mindanao  View
12 May 2008  Filinvest Land to put up business hotel in Davao  View
10 May 2008  Aboitiz unit signs P3.6-B loan accord  View
20 Apr 2008  CBRE: No property slump, in RP; opportunity aplenty  View
25 Feb 2008  RP has 3rd fastest-growing air travel market  View
24 Nov 2007  CACAO FERMENTATION WILL ASSURE QUALITY  View
01 Nov 2007  PhilCTTIS BUSINESS DIRECTORY: Hotels in Davao del Sur  View
30 Aug 2007  Fisheries production up 35% in 1st semester  View
25 Aug 2007  Davao biz sector gears up for BIMP-Eaga forum  View
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