Dakbayan sa Dabaw
Lungsod ng Dabaw
|Highly Urbanized City|
|City of Davao|
- "City of Royalties"
- "King City of the South"
- "Crown Jewel of Mindanao"
- "Eco-Adventure Capital of the Philippines"
- "Durian Capital of the Philippines"
- "Fruit Basket of the Philippines"
- "Philippines' Little Japan"
- "Silicon Gulf"
|Motto(s): Life Is Here|
|Anthem: Tayo'y Dabawenyo (We are Davaoeño)|
Map of Davao Region with Davao City highlighted
|Coordinates: 7°04′N 125°36′E / 7°04′N 125°36′E / 7.07; 125.6|
|Region||Davao Region (Region XI)|
|Province||Davao del Sur (geographically only)|
|District||1st to 3rd Districts of Davao City|
|Founded||June 29, 1848|
|Chartered||October 16, 1936|
|Cityhood||March 16, 1937|
|Highly Urbanized City||December 22, 1979|
|Founded by||Don Jose Cruz de Oyanguren of Guipuzcoa, Spain|
|Barangays||182 (see Barangays)|
| • Type||Sangguniang Panlungsod|
| • Mayor of Davao City||Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio|
| • Vice Mayor||Bernard Al-ag|
| • Electorate||873,670 voters (2016)|
| • Highly Urbanized City||2,443.61 km2 (943.48 sq mi)|
| • Urban||293.78 km2 (113.43 sq mi)|
| • Metro||3,964.95 km2 (1,530.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Population (2015 census)|
| • Highly Urbanized City||1,632,991|
| • Density||670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
| • Metro||2,516,216|
| • Metro density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
- Davaoeño (male)
- Davaoeña (female)
- * davaeño,(Spanish)
- davaense (Spanish)
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code ||+63 (0)82|
|Climate type||tropical rainforest climate|
|Income class||1st city income class|
|Spoken languages||Davaoeño Cebuano, Filipino, English, Chavacano de Davao, Native Davawenyo and other minority languages (Tausug, Manobo, Maranao, Chinese, Japanese)|
Davao City, officially the City of Davao (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dabaw, Filipino: Lungsod ng Dabaw), is a highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area, and the most populous city in the country outside Metro Manila. It is geographically situated in the province of Davao del Sur and grouped under the province by the Philippine Statistics Authority but being a highly urbanized city, it is governed and administered politically independent from it. The city has a total land area of 2,443.61 km2 (943.48 sq mi), and a population of 1,632,991 people based on the 2015 census. This figure also makes it the third-most-populous city in the Philippines and the most populous in Mindanao.
Davao City is the center of Metro Davao, the third most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines (as of 2015 census with a population of 2.5 million, after Metro Manila's 12.8 million and Metro Cebu's 2.8 million). The city serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao and the regional center of Davao Region. Davao is home to Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. The city is also nicknamed as the "Durian Capital of the Philippines". The city is divided into three congressional districts, which are subdivided into 11 administrative districts with a total of 182 barangays.
Davao has been inaccurately described in national media reports in the Philippines as one of the world's safest cities. However, the city has the highest murder rate and the second highest rape rate in the Philippines, according to police data.