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Encyclopedia > Davao del Sur

Davao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Digos City and the province borders the province of Davao to the north, and Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, and Sarangani to the west. To the east lies the Davao Gulf.


Davao City, used to be a part of the province, until it was made an independent city. The city administers itself, separate from the province, and has its own Congress representatives. This article deals with the rest of the province, but includes Davao City in some sections.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Davao del Sur
Image:Ph_seal_davao_del_sur.png
Region: Davao Region (Region XI)
Capital: Digos City
Founded: May 8, 1967
Population:
2000 census—1,905,917 (8th largest)
Density—299 per km² (20th highest)
Area: 6,377.6 km² (10th largest)
Divisions:
Highly urbanized cities—1
Component cities—1
Municipalities—20
Barangays—517
Congressional districts—2, plus the 3 districts of Davao City.
Languages: Cebuano, Dabaweño
Governor: Reynerio E. Llanos (2001-2004)
The data above includes Davao City.
Image:Ph_locator_map_davao_del_sur.png
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People and Culture

Economy

Geography

Political

Davao del Sur is subdivided into 14 municipalities and 2 cities.


Davao City is actually independent of the province and is only loosely associated with it. The city residents do not vote for provincial officials and they have their own representative to the Congress of the Philippines.


Cities

Municipalities

  • Bansalan
  • Don Marcelino
  • Hagonoy
  • Jose Abad Santos (Trinidad)
  • Kiblawan
  • Magsaysay
  • Malalag
  • Malita
  • Matanao
  • Padada
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria
  • Sarangani
  • Sulop

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Davao province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (658 words)
Davao, formerly Davao del Norte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao.
Its capital is Tagum City and borders the province of Agusan del Sur to the north, Bukidnon to the west, Compostela Valley to the east, and the city of Davao to the south.
Davao and Compostela Valley, together with Davao Oriental, and Davao del Sur used to be a whole province simply known as Davao.
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