is the largest city, both in terms of area and population
in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is located approximately 27
kilometres (17 mi) south of Manila. As of 2010, Dasmariñas is now the
largest component city and the 12th largest city in the country in terms of
population with 575,817 people. It is classified as "first-class"
city in terms of income classification and has a land area of 90.1 square
kilometers (34.8 sq mi).
The growing congestion and outward urban
expansion of the Metropolitan Manila Area has set up a favourable