Davao City is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area and the most populous city in the country outside of Metro Manila and Luzon.
A Highly Urbanized city on Mindanao Island with a total land area of 2,444 square kilometers, it has 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. It 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.
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