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Davao City

Davao City
Full nameCity of Davao
Native nameDakbayan sa Dabaw
Other nameLungsod ng Dabaw
Settlement typeCity
Motto"Love, Peace and Progress.","Island to Highlands"
RegionDavao Region (Region XI)
Districts1st to 3rd Districts of Davao City
Incorporated (town)1848
Incorporated (city)March 16, 1936
MayorSara Z. Duterte (LP/Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod)|LP/Hugpong/PDP-Laban)
Vice MayorRodrigo R. Duterte (LP/Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod)|LP/Hugpong/PDP-Laban)
Total Area943.4 sq mi (2444 km2)
Elevation73.2 ft (22.3 m)
Total Population1484301 (2011)
Density (pop.)558/km2 (1445.2/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1,142,155 (78%)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
Area code082

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The City of Davao (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dabaw ; ) is the largest city in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Its international airport and seaports are among the busiest cargo hubs in the Philippines.

Davao City is also one of several cities in the Philippines that are independent of any province. The city serves as the regional center for Davao Region (Region XI). It has a population of 1,464,301 (2010 census), making it the country's largest city outside Metro Manila and the second overall with the cities of Metro Manila combined, and is named by the Foreign Direct Investment Magazine as the 10th "Asian City of the Future". In recent years, Davao City has emerged as the business, investment and tourism hub for the entire southern Philippines. The city has good beaches and mountain resorts, and is close to diving spots and the highest peak in the Philippines, Mount Apo. It is awarded by the Department of Tourism as the Most Livable City in the Philippines in 2008.

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