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Davao RegionFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThis articleneeds additional citations forverification.Please helpimprove this articlebyadding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.(August 2013)

Region XIDavao Region


Map of the Philippines showing the location of Region XI



Island groupMindanao

Regional centerDavao City






Time zonePST(UTC+8)

ISO 3166 codePH-11





Cong. districts11

LanguagesCebuano language,Mandayan,Dibabawon,Mansakan,Manobo,Tagalog,Ilokano,Sangirese, others

Davao RegionorSouthern Mindanao(Filipino:Kadabawan) is one of theregionsof thePhilippines, designated asRegion XI.[2]It is located on the southeastern portion ofMindanao, and consists of fiveprovinces, namely:Compostela Valley,Davao del Norte,Davao del Sur,Davao Oriental, and the newly created,Davao Occidental. The region encloses theDavao Gulfand its regional center isDavao City. Davao is theHispanicized pronunciationofdaba-daba, the Bagobo word for "fire" (the Cebuano translation is "kalayo").History[edit]Many historians believe that the name "Davao" is actually the mixture of the three names that three different tribes, the earliest settlers in the region, had for the Davao River. The Obos, an aboriginal tribe, referred to the Davao River asDavohoho. Another tribe, the Bagobos, referred to the river asDavohaha, which means "fire", while another tribe, the Guiangan tribe, called the river as Duhwow.The history of the region dates back to the times when various tribes occupied the region. It is believed that theManobos,Mandayasand the Bagobos actually occupied the area. These are the same tribes that created the small settlements and communities that eventually became Mindanao.Spanish Administration[edit]History shows that for centuries the tribes lived in relative peace until the Spanish, under the adventurousSpanishbusinessman Don Jose Uyanguren, arrived in the region in 1847. At that time, the Moro tribal chieftain Datu Bago was in control of the area in what is now Davao City. Don Uyanguren attempted to conquer the area which Datu Bago had ruled; although he failed at first, the Moro chieftain eventually evacuated his people to live in the areas nearMount Apo. This is the time the town ofDavao, then called Nueva Vergara by the Spaniards, was established in the year 1848; the official recording of the history about the region begins in this year.Don Uyanguren attempted to develop the region. Although the Spanish gained the upper hand when they finally controlled the ports of the region, the population of Davao grew very slowly until the arrival ofChristian missionariesin the area.American Administration-Philippine Administration[edit]After theSpanish-American Warin 1898, theSpanish rule in the regionended. Americans then landed in the region and they subsequently developed the regions communications and transportation systems. During this period, private farm ownership grew in the region.Japanesemigration in the region began as two Japanese entrepreneurs, Kyosaburo Otta and Yoshizo Furokawa, were finding better agricultural lands for buildingabacaandcoconutplantations in the region.In 1903 until 1914, the region was one of the districts of the formerMoro Provincein Mindanao. After 1914, the province was replaced by an American colonial agency calledDepartment of Mindanao and Sulu, which spanned the entire Mindanao island except Lanao. The agency lasted from 1914 to 1920.Wartime Japanese Occupation[edit]In 1942, duringWorld War II, as theJapanese occupation of the Philippinesbegan, the region was one of the first among the Philippine regions to be subjected by Japanese occupation. After the war, the region eventually passed to the American hands again for at least almost one year before the formal Philippine independence in July 4, 1946; most of the Japanese living in the region were now integrated in theFilipino population.Philippine Administration[edit]Davao Province[edit]Main article:Davao (former province)Even before the Philippine independence in 1946, the entire region was already a single province calledDavao Province, withDavao Cityserving as its capital. The province was one of the largest provinces in the Philippines during that time, spanning more than 20,000 square kilometers; it lasted from 1920 until 1967, when the province split into three provinces, namely:Davao del Norte,Davao Oriental, andDavao del Sur. After the division, Davao City was officially named its regional center.Climate[edit]The region has a generally uniform distribution of rainfall through the year. It lies outside the typhoon belt.Demographics[edit]Population census of Davao Region





Source: National Statistics Office[1]

Davao Region is the most populous region in Mindanao and the 11th most populous in the country, with a total of 4,468,563 inhabitants in 2010. Davao City, its regional capital, is also the largest city in the island, with an area of 2444km2., the largest in the country and one of the largest in the world, and has 1,449,296 inhabitants in 2010, the second largest in the country and the largest in the entireVisayas-Mindanao region;its metropolitan areais also the most populous in the island and the third most populous in the country, with about 2,274,913 inhabitants in that year.[1]Most of the region's inhabitants speakCebuano language.TagalogandEnglishare also spoken in schools, business, commerce, and industry. Prominent indigenous tribes like Bagobo, Manobo, and Mansaka also speak their own languages as well. Chinese immigrants are widespread in the region with a considerable population inDavao City.Davao Chinatownis one of the two defined chinatowns in thePhilippines,Binondobeing the other one. A considerable population of Japanese can also be seen in the country. Before World War II, Davao was heavily populated by Japanese immigrants. Davao City was theLittle Tokyoof the Philippines.Religion[edit]The majority of the region's population areChristians, mostlyCatholics; however, there are alsoMuslims,Buddhists, andShintoistsliving in the region.Although the region is predominantly Christian, one of its provinces,Davao del Sur, was under the influence of theBangsamoro. This was proven when in the 1st day of August 1989 theAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanaoattempted to put the province under its jurisdiction; however, on November 6, 1990, only 5 provinces joined the region. Until now, the Bangsamoro attempts to increase their influence on their so-called Bangsamoro Nation, which is the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, to include all of Mindanao under its jurisdiction.Economy[edit]While the regions economy is predominantly agri-based, it is now developing into a center for agro-industrial business, trade and tourism. Its com