Davao Del Sur

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Sprawled along the shores of Southeastern Mindanao, Davao del Sur is a place of natural wonders and rarities. It boasts of the country's highest peak, Mt. Apo, the most prized Philippine orchid species like the Vanda Sanderiana, some of the most exotic fruits, and the endangered Philippine Eagle.

Davao del Sur is home to a host of ethnic groups whose culture and way of life have been preserved. These are the Bagobos, the Mandayas, the Mansakas, the Atas, the Kalagans, the Tagakaolos, and the Mangguangans. Their arts and crafts are on display in museums and shops.

There is a wide choice of white sand beaches and resorts. In the city, there are numerous hotels and inns. Dining is good and varied. Nightlife is fun.

Some of the popular sports activities are golf, watersports, and mountain climbing.

GEOGRAPHY

The province is located in the southern part of the country. It is bounded in the north by Davao City; in the west by Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Kidapawan City; in the south by the Celebes Sea, Sarangani Province, and General Santos City; in the east by the Davao Gulf.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

The province is divided into two political districts.

POPULATION

The total population of Davao del Sur as of May 2000 is 775,000 and is growing at the rate of 2.3 percent annually.

LANGUAGE/DIALECTS

Cebuano/Visayan, Tagalog, B'laan, Bagobo, Manobo, Tagakaolo, Muslim.

CLIMATE

The province is blessed with a favorable climate characterized by wet and dry seasons. The coldest time is during the months of December and January and the hottest is during the months of April and May. The province is outside the typhoon belt.

INDUSTRIES

Agriculture, tourism, fishing, farming.

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  • MT. HAMIGUITAN JOURNEY

    La Unino, San Isidro, Davao Oriental

    April 08 - 12

  • DAVAO GULF REGATTA

    Davao Oriental

    May 01 - 04

  • JOURNEY TO MT. HAMIGUITAN

    San Isidro, Davao Oriental

    May 2- May 5

  • PUJADA BAY FESTIVAL

    Mati, Davao Oriental

    June 19-24

  • PABULIG FESTIVAL

    Boston, Davao Oriental

    June 18-19

  • ARAW NG DAVAO ORIENTAL EXHIBITS and TRADE FAIR

    Provincial Capitol, Mati, Davao Oriental

    July 1

  • KUTOO FESTIVAL

    Cateel, Davao Oriental

    July 25

  • ALMASIGA FESTIVAL

    Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental

    August 1

  • NALUPON FESTIVAL

    Lupon, Davao Oriental

    August 8

  • ARAW NG DIGOS

    Digos City, Davao Del Sur

    September 8

  • BANAYAN FESTIVAL

    Banaybanay, Davao Oriental

    October 26- October 28

  • SAMBUOKAN FESTIVAL

    Mati, Davao Oriental

    October 24-31

  • NIYOGAN FESTIVAL

    Baganga, Davao Oriental

    October 26 – 29

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