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Samal Islands Philippines
Island Garden City of Samal
Samal Physical Profile


A seaside city with 118.5 kms. of long continuous coastline and 30,130 hectares of total land area. It lavishes ample mountain ranges, a number of isolated hills and an uneven distribution of lowlands with a mean annual temperature estimated to 26.9C, which saved the island from typhoons and tropical depressions. It takes only 10-15 minutes ride from Davao City via motorboat or ferry boat.

The island is located at the heart of Davao Gulf approximately 900 meters East of Davao City from Babak District. There are seven (7) islets that surround the island. The largest islet known as Talikud Island is about 2,500 meters from Poblacion, Kaputian. The other six (6) islets are Big Liguid (28,0492 has.), Small Liguid (4.5has.), Arboles Shoal, otherwise known as Sanipaan (3.125 has), Small Malipano (.1595 has), Dela Paz (1.378 has.), big Malipano (8.2858 has.), and wishing islet (700 sq.m.), respectively big and Little Liguid are part of Barangay Balet while Arboles Shoal is a part of Barangay Tambo. Big and Small Malipano, Dela Paz and Wishing islets are part of Kaputian District.

The highest slope in the island ranges from 30-65% with an area of 215 hectares. The climate type is Zone IV, which is characterized by rainfall more or less distributed evenly throughout the year. Its soil classification known as Bolinao Clay is suited fro corn and coconut and mango production.

Springs can be found in different barangays and there are also unknown creeks in the whole island and one (1) river that traverse within the city. The entire island including Talikud and the rest of the islets has thirty-one (31) coastal barangays. Kaputian District has the greater number of coastal barangays with 12 barangays out of its 15 barangays.

The five identified major urban areas in the city are Pichon and Villarica of Babak District, Peñaplata of Samal District and Poblacion Sra. Cruz of Kaputian District.




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Southern Philippine Cuisine

In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.

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