Davao City is a city in Mindanao, Philippines. It is the fourth-most-populous city in the Philippine and the most populous in Mindanao, with a population of 1,449,296 people. It is the center of Metro Davao, the third most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines (as of 2010 Census with a population of 2.26 million, after Metro Manila’s 11.86 million and Metro Cebu’s 2.55 million).
With a total land area of 2,444 square kilometers, the city is the largest in the country in terms of land area. The city serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao and the regional center for Davao region. Davao is home to Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. Davao is also known as the “Durian Capital” of the Philippines. Davao Gulf, provides a living for many fishermen. Some of the fish products include: yellow fin tuna, brackish water milkfish, tilapia, shrimp, and crab. For geographical and statistical purposes, Davao City is grouped with the province of Davao del Sur but is governed independently from it.
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WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO:
LUN WA BUDDHIST TEMPLE AND JACK’S RIDGE RESTAURANT
DAVAO CROCODILE FARM, BUTTERFLY HOUSE AND ORCHID SHOP
WHERE TO DINE:
DINE AT TRIBU K’MINDANAWAN
Tip: (watch their cultural show every 12:00 nn and learn how to play the Kulintang)
WHERE TO STAY:
I will highly recommend North Zen, it has 44 air-condioned rooms to accommodate.
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