Davao City Fast Facts
The word dabaw is pronounced da’vao with a hard accented a and vao pronounced gently with a downward tone
Located in the Southeastern part of Mindanao, is approximately 946 kilometers from Manila.
Strategically located in the Asia- Pacific rim, the city serves as a gateway to the world.
It is the key player in the flourishing trading club called Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area or BIMP-EAGA.
Mindanao’s center of commerce, trade and services.
Known for the scenic and majestic Mt. Apo, the highest peak in the country at 10, 311 feet above the sea level.
Is called the “DURIAN CITY OF THE COUNTRY”, as this exotic fruit grows.
The DURIAN, the PHILIPINE EAGLE, the WALING WALING, and the MT.APO are icons inherently identified with Davao.
Population: 1,464,301 (2010 census)
Time Zone: GMT + 8
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