in the southeastern corner of the country's southernmost island of
Mindanao, the province of Davao City in the north to Sarangani Island
in the south. It is bounded by the province of Davao (formerly Davao
del Norte) to the north; the Celebes Sea to the south; North Cotabato,
Sultan Kudarat and South cotabato to the west ; and Davao Gulf to
the east. With a land area of 6,377.6 sq.km., the province is composed
of sandy beaches and outlying islands; agricultural plains and valleys;
rainforests; swamps; rolling hills and mountains including the Philippines'
highest peak, Mt. Apo (3,144 meters).
Davao City, the premiere city of Mindanao,
is located in the northeastern part of the province, at the head of
the gulf. In terms of land area, Davao City is the world's largest
city (244,000 hectares). The mighty Davao river runs through the city.
Davao is divided into eight political district : baguio and Paguibato
in the north; Calinan and Tugbok in the central part; Bunawan, Bahangin
and Talomo in the east ; and Toril in the south. The capital of Davao
del Sur is Digos, found in the central part, 57 kilometers south of
Davao enjoys a mild, pleasant climate
all year round. Because of its topographical characteristics and geographical
location, it is rately visited by typhoons. There is no pronounced
wet of dry season. The coolest months are from November to February
with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. during the peak
summer months from March to May, temperatures average 28 degrees Celsius
but may rise as high as 32 degrees.