Davao City’s land, totaling to about 2,443.61 square kilometers, is mostly hilly in its western portion as in Marilog district and slopes down as flat in its southeastern shore. Its highest point is the Mount Apo, also known as the Grandfather of Philippine Mountains and the highest peak in the Philippines, which slopes up to 3,412 m. (11,194 ft.), located in the city’s southwestern tip of its own border.
Mount Apo National Park, which surrounds Mt. Apo and its surrounding vicinity, was inaugurated by the late President Manuel L. Quezon under Proclamation no. 59 in May 8, 1936; this was made to protect the flora and fauna of the mountain range connecting Mt. Apo.
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