General Santos is the southernmost city in the Philippines. Classified as a highly-urbanized first class city, General Santos is the 15th most populous city in the country with 538,086 inhabitants as per census data of 2010. Cebuano is widely spoken but there are also Ilonggo settlers in the city and they are from South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato and Maguindanao. The city is bounded by municipalities of Sarangani Province namely Alabel in the east, and Maasim in the south. General Santos is likewise bounded by the South Cotabato municipality of Polomolok and Sarangani Province municipality of Malungon in the north, and the municipality of T'boli in the west. General Santos City is part of the SOCCSKSARGEN region.