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Danao is a 3rd city income class component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 136,471. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 86,085 registered voters.
Danao lies within Metro Cebu area.
The area of what is now Danao used to be the Cebuano Kingdom of Nahalin before the conquest of Cebu by the Spanish starting in 1565. In 1570 it became an ecomienda or a farmland controlled by certain Spanish officials, only to be abolished in the 18th century as abuses to the native workers became apparent. In 1609 Danao was made a parish by the Recollects, and much later in 1773 it officially became a municipality.
Much physical changes occurred in Danao as it went and passed through the 20th century. Mining, cement making and gun making industries made the once sleepy town of Danao so prosperous that in 1961 a national charter was passed to convert it into a city.