16 Facts About Davao City

1. Davao City is accessible by air, by land and by water.

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2. Davao City is the largest city outside of Metro Manila and the 4th largest in the Philippines in terms of population.

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3. In 2016 and 2017, Davao City is among the local government units awarded with a "Seal of Good Local Governance" by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.

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4. Davao City offers a wide bus network to cities and provinces in Mindanao and as far as Pasay in Luzon, and Ormoc and Tacloban in the Visayas.

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5. Davao City has the first taxis in the Philippines to accept payments from BancNet and MegaLink ATM and debit cards.

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6. Davao City serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao and is one of the financial hubs of Mindanao.

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7. Davao City is part of the East Asian Growth Area, a regional economic-cooperation initiative in Southeast Asia.

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8. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Davao City is the main metropolitan see of the Roman Catholic Church in southern Mindanao.

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9. Population of Davao City is 1,632,991 according to the 2015 census.

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10. Davao City has a tropical rainforest climate, with little seasonal variation in temperature.

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11. In 1967, the Province of Davao City was divided into three provinces: Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao del Sur.

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12. Davao City was subjected to extensive bombing by forces led by Douglas MacArthur before American forces landed in Leyte in October 1944.

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13. Davao City was incorporated as a part of Moro Province from 1903 to 1914.

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14. In just a short period, Davao City changed from a small and sparsely-inhabited town into a bustling economic center serving mainly the Davao Gulf region, heavily populated alongside natives by tens of thousands of settlers and economic migrants from Luzon, Visayas and Japan.

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15. Davao City is home to Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines.

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16. Davao City is the center of Metro Davao, the third-most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines.

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