The City of Davaois the largest city in Mindanao, Philippines. It is a part of Metro Davao, the third most populous metropolitan area in the country. The city serves as the regional center for the Davao Region.
Davao is also the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area. It has an estimated population of 1,530,365 as of 2011. The City Mayors Foundation ranks Davao City as the 87th fastest growing city in the world.
The city is located near beaches, mountain resorts, and diving spots. The highest peak in the Philippines, Mount Apo, is located in the city. Davao has been awarded by the Department of Tourism as the "Most Livable City" in the Philippines in 2008.