Davao Region (Habagatang Mindanao) is situated in the southeast part of the island of Mindanao, the second-largest island in the Philippines.
The region surrounds Davao Gulf where lies Samal Island, and the smaller Talked Island. The city of Samal (Island Garden City of Samal) encompasses both islands, being the largest resort city in Philippines - known for its beautiful beaches and marine reefs.
Davao City, the regional capital, is a commercial hub, featuring many attractions such as People's Park and the Mount Apo, the highest mountain and volcano in the archipelago.
Population: approximately 104 thousand people
Capital: Davao City
Other major cities: City of Digos, Tagum
Main attractions: Mount Apo, Philippine Eagle Foundation and Nature Center, Eden National Park, Malagos Garden Resort, Davao Crocodile Park, Malagos Garden Resort, Island Garden City of Samal
Nearest Airports: Francisco Bangoy International Airport/ Davao International Airport (DVO - Tugpahanang Pangkalibutan sa Francisco Bangoy)
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