Davao Del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the southeastern part of Mindanao Island.
It is bounded on the north by Davao Del Norte, on the east by Davao Gulf, on the south by Mindanao Sea,
and on the west by SOCCSKSARGEN Region. The northern and southern parts of the province are dominated by high mountains
but flat lands are found around the cities of Davao and Digos. The country's highest
peak is the 2,958-meter Mount Apo which is located west of Davao City in the border with
North Cotabato. Climate is characterized by rainfall which is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Davao Del Sur Provincial Capitol
Majority of the people are migrants from the Visayas and Luzon. Cultural groups that are found in the province
are the Bagobos, B'laan, Tagakaolo, and Matigsalug.
Economic Profile, Products and Industries
The favorable climate of the province has made it a major fruit producer. Its agricultural production in
2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Davao Del Sur in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
In 2007, 175 banks were operating in the province with total deposits of 57 billion pesos.
Poverty incidence stood at 27.4% in 2006, lower than the country's average of 32.9%.
The province offers opportunity for all kinds of business. Having Davao City with its large urban market and its international
airport and seaport, the povince is an ideal place to setup regional office in Mindanao Island. It has very good potential for fruit and vegetable
growing. A modern cold storage terminal should be put up. Opportunities in the tourism business abounds.
See List of Davao Del Sur Cities and Municipalities
Places of Interest/ tourist spots in Davao Del Sur
- Davao City - The world's largest city in terms of land area and the international gateway to Mindanao
- Bansalan town has hot springs at the foothills of Mt. Apo
- Sarangani Island off the southern coast has white sand beaches
Capitol photo credit to http://greatcityofwonders.webs.com
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