Dasmariñas, officially the City of Dasmariñas (often shortened to Dasma; Filipino: Lungsod ng Dasmariñas) is the largest city, both in terms of area and population in the province of Cavite. It is located approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) south of Manila.Dasmariñas is the 12th largest city in the country in terms of population with about 575,000 people. Dasmariñas is classified as "first-class" city in terms of income classification.