Davao Del Sur is a province of Region 12, Philippines.
Profile of Davao Del Sur (Geography)
Location –> Davao Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Davao Del Norte, Davao Occidental, Sarangani, South Cotabato, and Cotabato
Capital –> Digos City
Area –> 4,607.59 km2 including Davao City
Population –> 2,265,579 including Davao City (2015 census)
Terrain –> Coastal plain with some hills
Main Industry –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, fish, sugar
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Tagalog
Cities –> Davao, Digos City
Municipalities (Towns) –> (9) Bansalan, Hagonoy, Kiblawan, Magsaysay, Malalag, Matanao, Padala, Santa Cruz, Sulop
Representative (Lone District) –> Mercedes “Didi” C. Cagas
Governor –> Marc Douglas Cagas IV
Predecessor –> Douglas R.A. Cagas
Vice Governor –> John Tracy Fortich-Cagas
Predecessor –> Marc Douglas Cagas IV
Predecessor –> Aileen Almendras
Provincial Board Members (Sangguniang Panlalawigan or SP Members)
John Tracy Cagas
Anna Margarita Resonable
Carmelo Delos Cientos III
Davao Del Sur History
On May 8, 1967, the historical Davao Province was divided into three provinces: Del Norte, Del Sur and Oriental through the enactment of Republic Act No. 4867. In the special election of 1967, Artemio Al Loyola became the first congressman or representative of the independent Davao del Sur Province. At that time, Davao City was included in the representation.
On July 23, 2013, five municipalities in the southern part Davao Del Sur were separated to create the province of Davao Occidental by virtue of Republic Act 10360.
On October 16 and October 29, 2019, an earthquake of 6.3 and 6.6 magnitude hit the province destroying many structures and injuring a lot of people.
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Economy of Davao Del Sur Province
Outside of Davao City, Davao Del Sur is primarily an agricultural province where rice, corn, coconut, and fish are the main products.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
Map of Province