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Davao Region XI

The Philippines – Best Cities, Places In Davao Region XI

The Davao region XI, known as Mindanao del Sur (Cebuano: Habagatang Mindanao). An administrative section of ​​the Philippines designated as District XI. It’s in the southeastern part of Mindanao and comprises five provinces. The Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental, and Davao del Sur, which built provinces.

The place surrounded by Davao Bay and its regional centre is Davao City. Davao is the Spanish pronunciation of dada-dada, and the word “fire” bagobo (translatie Cebuano is kalayo).

Many historians believe that the name Davao is a mixture of three names from three different tribes. The first settlers in the region, built for the Davao River. Manobos is an aboriginal tribe that calls the Davao River Davao. Another tribe, Bagobos, called the river Davohaha, meaning “fire”. Another tribe, the Guiangan tribe, called the Duhwow River.


The history of the city dates back to the times when several tribes occupied the territory. They believe it that manobos, mandayas, kalagans, mansakas, and bagobos occupied the city. These tribes created small settlements and communities that became Mindanao.

Europeans First Contacted The State

The Davao Bay section first country to reach out to Europeans because these contacts took place in the sixteenth century. The Portuguese individuals before the Spaniards who colonists in the territory. Although they were observing and visiting the region. In 1512, Francisco Serrano suffered a shipwreck in the shallow waters of Cabo de San Agustín and the coral reefs. Now in the eastern province of Davao. In 1538, the Portuguese captain Francisco de Castro blown by strong winds to the southeast coast of Mindanao. He baptized several responsible persons in the city.

Around January 1546, the Jesuit pastor Francisco Javier left Malacca and went to the Moluccas, later known as Spice Islands. Where the Portuguese settled and preached the Gospel to the residents of Amboyna for a year and a half. Ternate, Baranura, and other smaller islands. It has claimed that during this expedition he landed in Mindanao. Which confirmed by writers of the 17th century and the sacred bulls released in 1623. Others say he is a missionary. The gospel of Mindanao.

Davao Region XI: Spanish Government

For centuries, these tribes lived in relative calm until the Spaniards arrived in the region in 1847. Under the leadership of the adventurous Spanish businessman Don José Oyanguren. The head of Kalagan Moro in Da Lat Bago took control of the territory. Today is the city of Davao. Don Oyanguren tried to conquer the territory ruled by Datu Bago; although it failed, Moor cacique evacuated his people and lived in the city near Mount Apo. This was the city of Davao, which called the Nueva Vergara by the Spanish and founded in 1848.

Don Oyanguren tried to develop the field. Although the Spaniards took the upper hand in controlling the ports in the region. Davo’s population grew until the 1890 Christian missionaries arrived in the city.

Davao Region XI: American Government

Spain, 1898 – After the American War, Spain’s rule over in the region. The Americans then landed in the city and later developed communications and transportation systems. During this period, ownership of private farms in the territory increased. Japanese entrepreneurs Kyosaburo Ohta and Yoshizo Furukawa are looking for better agricultural land in the zone. To build abaca and coconut plantations and start Japanese immigrants. Davao Port completed in 1900 and became the first international port in the Philippines.

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From 1903 to 1914, the region was the former Moro province of Mindanao. After 1914, a US colonial institution called Sulu and Mindanao. Which included the entire Mindanao island replaced the province, except for Lanao. The operation lasted from 1914 to 1920.

Davao Region XI: Japanese Occupation During The War

In 1942, on Second World War, when Japan occupied the Philippines. The territory was one of the first Philippine regions occupied by Japan. Davao’s Japanese immigrants served as the fifth column, welcoming the Japanese aggressors during the Second World War. These Japanese hated by Moros Muslims, and the Chinese dislike them. They rated the Moros as capable of dealing with the fifth columnist and the Japanese aggressor.

When the Moros landed in Davao, Mindanao, they had to fight the Japanese aggressors. Japan returned to their boat to sleep at night as a Moros attack terrified and scared. Even the Moro outnumbered by the Japanese. The battle of the longest ally of the Allied liberation, the battle of Davao, after the war in 1945. The region he returns to the hands of the Americans for at least a year before the Philippines became independent. On July 4, 1946, who lived in ​​Japan now included in the Philippine population.

Philippine Government

Davao Province
Main: Davao (former province)

Even before independent of the Philippines in 1946, the entire region a province called Davao, with Davao as the capital. The province one of the largest provinces in the Philippines covering a range of over 20,000 square kilometers (7,700 square miles). It began in 1920-1967 when the province divided into three provinces in May 1967. Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, and Davao del Norte. After the split, Davao City named the Regional Center.

Mindanao and Davao del Sur

District XI, then known as South Mindanao, covered six provinces. (Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, Sarangani, and South Cotabato). Davao, Digos, Panabo, Tagum, Samal, General and other cities in Santos. And Koronadal. Surrey Gould Sur moved to the new Caraga region on February 23, 1995.

The Executive Order No. 36 promulgated in September 2001 to reorganize the region of ​​Mindanao. District XI, then known as South Mindanao, renamed Davao, Cotabato del Sur, and Sarangani provinces. Cities such as General Santos and Koronadal moved to XII.

Davao Region XI: The Weather

The territory distributed throughout the year. It is outside the typhoon belt.

Administrative Division:

The Davao region divided into 5 provinces, 1 urbanized city, 5 constituent cities, 43 municipalities, and 1,162 towns.

Davao Region XI: Demographics

The Davao region XI is the most populated territory of Mindanao and is the seventh most crowded community in the land. More or less 4,893,318 residents in Davao City, the capital of the autonomous region in 2015. The largest city in Mindanao, with a capacity of ​​2,444 square kilometers. The biggest, one of the biggest in the earth. It has 1,632,991 inhabitants in 2015, making it the fourth most populous country. The most populous city in the whole Visayas, Mindanao region. Davao modern city, the region’s main section of ​​industrial and urban development, the most populous island. Third most populous country, with 22,749,13 inhabitants this year.

Most residents of the city speak the Cebuano language. English used in schools, businesses, businesses, and industries. The well-known indigenous groups in the territory speak their own language. Chinese settlers are ubiquitous in the region and have a large population in Davao City. Chinatown Davao 1 of the 2 Chinese communities defined by the Philippines (Binondo is another). View a few Japanese people in the city, most of which based in Davao City. Earlier the Second World War, Davao inhabited by Japanese immigrants. Davao City promoted to the small Tokyo of the Philippines in its history.

Davao Region XI: Religion

Most of the population in the zone is Christian, Catholic; but, Muslims, Buddhists, and Shintoists in the field.

Davao Region XI: Economic

Although the region’s economy dominated by agriculture, now the center of agribusiness, trade, and tourism. Its competitive gain lies in the agricultural industry. Because its products, papaya, mango, bananas, pineapples, fresh asparagus, flowers, and fish products exported. The region can be an important portion of the Mindanao, Brunei Darussalam, and parts of Indonesia, and Malaysia. More and more call centers in the region, in Davao City.

The year 1996, the industry’s growth rate was 8.1%, showing a gradual shift to industrialization. Other economic activities include mining, fisheries, forestry, and agriculture. The developing region as the main commercial and industrial center of Mindanao. They orient many of its workers towards urban services, such as setting up small businesses, and commercial industries. Prosperous urban areas such as Davao, Tagum, and Digos. Private and foreign investors and entrepreneurs have built huge commercial centers in the region which boosted their business growth rates.

The region involved in online businesses such as outsourcing.

Davao Region XI: Port and Airport

The main ports in the city are Sasa’s international harbor in Sta. Ana, and Sasa Pier in the Chinatown district of Davao. The port of Panabo in Davao del Norte, and Mati Seaport in Davao East. They base the first two in Davao Port, Davao City, and can handle international and international shipments. Sasa’s international container port is in Davao Port and is the busiest port in Mindanao.

Davao International Airport, Davao International Airport, is the largest and most developed airport in Mindanao. It has the second-longest runway on the island and is the third busiest runway in the country. Second only to Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mike. Tan – Cebu International Airport. The only airport on the island serving international destinations. It can handle domestic and international flights. They offer several flights to Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo, Zamboanga and other important cities in the Philippines. Domestic flights, and international flights to Singapore and Hong Kong. Hong Kong. Its ATC tower is the most advanced tower in the country.

Land, air, and sea can reach the territory. The zone has ample communication facilities, reliable electricity and ample water supply.

The month of December 2016, President Duterte helped sign contracts with Chinese investors. To set up a new port in the Cape Verde section of ​​Davao. Involved creating three artificial islands by the Chinese company group, including CCCC Dredging Group Co. Ltd, valued at $200 million.

Davao Region XI: Education

The government provides free education in primary schools (primary schools) and secondary schools (secondary schools). State universities in the region are the University of Mindanao in the Philippines and the Southeast University in the Philippines. The country’s literacy rate is 93.9%; Davao’s literacy rate is 98.05%.

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