Place:Davao, Philippines

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NameDavao
Alt namesDavaosource: Family History Library Catalog
Department of Mindanao & Sulusource: Family History Library Catalog
Region XIsource: Wikipedia
TypeRegion
Located inPhilippines
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Davao Region, formerly called Southern Mindanao, is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. It is situated at the southeastern portion of Mindanao, comprising five provinces: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Davao Occidental, the newly created province.

The region encloses the Davao Gulf, and its regional center is Davao City. Dávao is the Hispanicized pronunciation of daba-daba, the Bagobo word for "fire" (the Cebuano translation is kalayo).

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