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Dasmariñas City, Cavite

The City of Dasmariñas is a first class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is located approximately 30 kilometers south of Manila. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 556,330 people, making it before the most populous municipality in the Philippines before it was converted into a city.[2] Dasmariñas is now the 11th largest city in the country in terms of population. It has a land area of 90.1 square kilometers. Dasmariñas is part of Cavite's second congressional district. In 2010 Elections Dasmariñas will have its own legislative district. Jennfer A. Barzaga is the city mayor.

Dasmariñas is the wealthiest local government unit in the province of Cavite according to the 2006 Commission on Audit report. In addition, prior to its conversion into a city, Dasmariñas was the only municipality in the Philippines that had both an SM and Robinsons Mall.

Dasmariñas is named after "Gómez Pérez Dasmariñas", governor of the Philippines from 1590 to 1593 and his son Luis Pérez Dasmariñas, governor from 1593 to 1596.
Dasmariñas literally means "from the marines" in the Galician language.

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