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The City of Davao is the largest city on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines,
the country's largest city in terms of land area, occupying 2,444 square kilometers
and the Philippines' third most progressive city.
Its international airport and seaport are among the busiest cargo hubs in
the southern Philippines.
Davao City is also one of several cities in the Philippines that are
independent of any province, though it is usually grouped with
Davao del Sur for statistical purposes.
The city is also the regional center for Davao Region (Region XI).
Davao City has a population of 1,363,337 (2007 census).
Metro Davao can also be dubbed as The City of Royalties or The Royal City,
because of the presence of the kings and queens of the nature present in Davao.
The Queen of Philippine Orchids which is Waling-waling,
the King of Exotic Fruits, which is Durian, The King and Grandfather of
Philippine mountains, Mt. Apo, the largest eagle in the world and the
King of Philippine skies which is the Philippine Eagle, and the City
itself which is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area.
In recent years, the sprawling urban Metropolis of Davao has emerged
as the business, investment and tourism hub for the entire southern Philippines.
The city boasts of some of the finest beaches and mountain resorts in the country,
and proximity to the Philippines most captivating diving spots as well as its
highest peak, Mount Apo.
Asiaweek ranked Metro Davao among the 20 Most Livable Cities in Asia,
above Metro Manila and Metro Cebu and the number one as the most livable city
in the country.
Foreign Direct Investment Magazine conducted a study which
named Davao City as the 10th "Asian City of the Future".
Metropolitan Davao is one of the three recognized Metro areas in the
Philippines together with Metro Manila and Metro Cebu.
Metro Davao comprises the following cities and municipalities:
Davao City, Tagum City, Panabo City, Island Garden City of Samal,
Digos City, and the Municipalities of Carmen and Sta. Cruz.
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