Davao Gulf

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Map of Davao Gulf
Davao Gulf near Talikud Island, south of Davao City

Davao Gulf is a gulf found in Mindanao in the Philippines. It has an area of 308,000 hectares.[1] Davao Gulf cuts into the island of Mindanao from Philippine Sea. It is surrounded by all five provinces in the Davao Region. The largest island in the gulf is Samal Island. Davao City, on the gulf's west coast, is the largest and busiest port on the gulf. The Bagobo, a tribe known in Davao, are living in the Davao Gulf. With the thrust of Davao City towards Information Technology and IT-Enabled Services (ITES), Davao City and the Davao Gulf area have also earned the moniker Silicon Gulf.

The gulf water is regarded as one of most diversed cetacean habitat in the nation, being home for at least 10 species of toothed whales and dolphins such as Sperm Whales and Beaked Whales.

Whale Sharks are also seen frequently.

Davao Gulf is surrounded by six cities namely:


  1. ^ Lacorte, Germelina. "Davao chamber hosts concert to save sea turtles". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 

Coordinates: 6°30′N 125°55′E / 6.500°N 125.917°E / 6.500; 125.917