Second-largest island of the Philippines. The indigenous peoples are the Lumad and Moro.
Area 94,627 sq km/36,526 sq mi
Towns and cities Davao, Zamboanga
Physical mountainous rainforest
Features an isolated people, the Tasaday, were reputedly first seen by others 1971 (this may be a hoax). The active volcano Apo reaches 2,954 m/9,600 ft, and Mindanao is subject to severe earthquakes. There is a Muslim guerrilla resistance movement
Products pineapples, coffee, rice, coconut, rubber, hemp, timber, nickel, gold, steel, chemicals, fertilizer
Population (1980) 10,905,250.