Davao City is the capital of Mindanao Island in Philippines. Founded in 1848, the city has derived its name from the word 'davoh', which means a place "beyond the high grounds". The city became as a chartered city on March 1, 1937. It was later subdivided into three independent provinces such as Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental. The city increased its population by accepting the migrants from other parts of the country. It is now the regional center for Davao Region.
Area & Location: Located 7º30' Latitude North and 126º Longitude East, Davao City covers a total area of 2,444sq. km, making it the biggest city in the world in terms of land area. Around 1,147,116 people live in the city with a density of 469 per sq. km.
Tourist Attractions: Millions of tourists are attracted to the city to see its beautiful landscapes that are really eye appealing.
Hotels: The city that welcomes several tourists has provided world-class hotels to them that offer quality service, mouth-watering dishes and comfortable accommodation. Some of such hotels are The Marco Polo Davao, Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Waterfront Insular Hotel, Grand Men Seng Hotel, Apo View Hotel, Royal Mandaya Hotel, Dynasty Court Hotel, Haus Malibu, Insular Century Hotel Davao and Mercure Hotel Davao. Its location on the beachside provides a spectacular sight to its guests.
Places of Attraction: Battle Memorial, Camp Domingo Leonor, City Hall of Davao, Davao Museum, Davao Historical Society Museum, Fort of Datu Bago, Furukawa Plantation, Japanese Museum, Japanese Peace Memorial Shrine, Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague, Lon Wa Buddhist Temple, Memorial to a Brave Son and Mindanao Taoist Temple are the historically and culturally important places visited by the tourists. Osmena Park, Talomo Beach, Eden Nature Park, Philippine Eagle Center that houses eagle its national bird and Paradise Island and Beach Resort are the recreational centers in the city. The city's highest peak, Mt. Apo is the main landmark of the city.