Digos City History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Digos is a 2nd class coastal city and the capital of Davao del Sur Province in Region 11, Philippines.

Digos City Hall
Digos City Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Digos City (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Mindanao Island, Southern Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Davao City and Santa Cruz (north), Hagonoy (south), Matanao
Area –> 287.10 km2 (110.85 sq mi)
Population –> 169,393 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 26
Revenue (2016) –> 728,768,279.59
Terrain –> Coastal plain with mountains in the north
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Coconut, Sugarcane, Mango, Banana, Fish, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Dabawenyo, Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Mercedes “Didi” Cagas
Mayor –> Josef Cagas
Vice Mayor –> Johari Baña

History of Digos City

Digos was founded on July 19, 1949. It was elevated as a city on September 8, 2000 by virtue of Republic Act 8798 signed by then President Joseph Estrada.

Economy, Business and Investment in Digos City

Digos is the commercial, financial and transportation hub of Davao del Sur Province. Still, agriculture plays a very important role in the local economy where coconut, sugarcane, mango and banana are the most important products.

Tourist Spots in Digos City

Dawis Beach
Mount Apo
Rizal Park
Mary Mediatrix Cathedral
Kublai Art Garden

Festivals in Digos City

Sinulog sa Digos – every January 15
San Isidro Labrador Festival – every May 15
Padigosan Festival – every July 19
Mary Mediatrix Day – every August 22
Araw ng Digos (Digos Day) – every September 8

Map of Digos City

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Douglas Cagas

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