Davao City

Davao City

Dakbayan sa Dabaw
City of Davao
(From top, left to right): Ateneo de Davao, San Pedro Cathedral, City Hall of Davao, People's Park, Skyline of Davao City, Marco Polo Hotel Davao, Davao River, Davao Chinatown
(From top, left to right): Ateneo de Davao, San Pedro Cathedral, City Hall of Davao, People's Park, Skyline of Davao City, Marco Polo Hotel Davao, Davao River, Davao Chinatown
Official seal of Davao City
  • "King City of the South"
  • "Crown Jewel of Mindanao"
  • "Durian Capital of the Philippines"
  • "Fruit Basket of the Philippines"
Life Is Here
Anthem: Tayo'y Dabawenyo (We are Davaoeño)
Map of Davao Region with Davao City highlighted
Map of Davao Region with Davao City highlighted
Davao City is located in Philippines
Davao City
Davao City
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°04′N 125°36′E / 7°04′N 125°36′E / 7.07; 125.6[3]
 • Highly Urbanized City2,443.61 km2 (943.48 sq mi)
 • Urban
293.78 km2 (113.43 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,964.95 km2 (1,530.88 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
(2015 census)[4]
 • Highly Urbanized City1,632,991
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
  • davaeño,(Spanish)[5]
  • davaense (Spanish)[6]
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
IDD:area code+63 (0)82
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class1st city income class
Revenue (₱)6,283,803,912.64 (2016)
Total assets (₱)13,181,638,000.00 (2017)[7]
Spoken languagesDavaoeño Cebuano, Kalagan, Filipino, English, Davaoeño Chavacano, Native Davaoeño and other minority languages (Manobo languages, Tausug, Giangan, Maranao, Hiligaynon, Hokkien, www.davaocity.gov.ph

Davao City, officially the City of Davao (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dabaw), is a highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao, Philippines. The city has a total land area of 2,443.61 km2 (943.48 sq mi), making it the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area. It is the third-most-populous city in the Philippines after Quezon City and Manila, the most populous city in the country outside Metro Manila and the most populous in Mindanao.[4] As of the 2015 census, the city has a population of 1,632,991.

It is geographically situated in the province of Davao del Sur and grouped under the province by the Philippine Statistics Authority but the city is governed and administered politically independent from it. The city is divided into three congressional districts, which are subdivided into 11 administrative districts with a total of 182 barangays.

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".

Davao attained a high "safety index" according to Numbeo, a crowd-sourced survey website, which the Philippine national media has reported frequently,[8][9][10][11] although the city has the highest murder rate and the second highest rape rate in the country according to national police raw data as of 2015.[12][13] Rodrigo Duterte, mayor for 22 years, claimed credit for Numbeo's safety ranking, boasting that he killed the criminals.[14] A vigilante group called the Davao Death Squad killed over 1,400 street children and alleged criminals while he was mayor, according to human rights groups.[15]


The region's name is derived from its Bagobo origins. The Bagobos were indigenous to the Philippines. The word davao came from the phonetic blending of three Bagobo subgroups' names for the Davao River, a major waterway emptying into the Davao Gulf near the city. The aboriginal Obos, who inhabit the hinterlands of the region, called the river Davah (with a gentle vowel ending, although later pronunciation is with a hard v or b); the Clatta (or Giangan/Diangan) called it Dawaw, and the Tagabawas called it Dabo. To the Obos, davah also means "a place beyond the high grounds" (alluding to settlements at the mouth of the river surrounded by high, rolling hills).[16]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Davao Stad
العربية: دافاو (مدينة)
asturianu: Dávao
azərbaycanca: Davao
Bân-lâm-gú: Davao Chhī
Bikol Central: Syudad nin Davao
български: Давао
català: Davao
čeština: Davao
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Ciudad de Davao
Deutsch: Davao City
eesti: Davao
español: Dávao
Esperanto: Dabao
euskara: Davao
français: Davao
한국어: 다바오
հայերեն: Դավաո
हिन्दी: डेवाओ शहर
hrvatski: Davao
Bahasa Indonesia: Kota Davao
Interlingue: Davao
íslenska: Davaó
italiano: Davao
עברית: דבאו סיטי
Kapampangan: Davao Lakanbalen
ქართული: დავაო
Кыргызча: Давао
latviešu: Davao
lietuvių: Davao
magyar: Davao
Bahasa Melayu: Bandar Davao
монгол: Давао
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဒါဗောင်းမြို့
Nederlands: Davao City
日本語: ダバオ
нохчийн: Давао
norsk: Davao
norsk nynorsk: Davao
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Davao
Pangasinan: Siyudad na Davao
polski: Davao
português: Dávao
română: Davao
русский: Давао
саха тыла: Давао
shqip: Davao City
Simple English: Davao City
српски / srpski: Давао
suomi: Davao
svenska: Davao
ไทย: ดาเบา
Türkçe: Davao City
українська: Давао
vèneto: Davao
Tiếng Việt: Davao (thành phố)
中文: 达沃市