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Manila (Wikipedia), one of sixteen cities that compose Metro Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. To the north are Navotas and the southern portion of Caloocan, while to the northeast is Quezon City. To the east are the cities of Mandaluyong and San Juan while to the southeast is the city of Makati. To the south is Pasay, while to the west lies the Manila Bay. Manila is classified as a 1st-class urban city and has a population of 1,660,714 based on the August 1, 2007 census. It is divided into 16 districts and 897 barangays.[1]

Manila is known as the home to some of the country's cultural heritage, the seat of executive and judicial branches of government, and the virtual center of education, politics, culture and religion in the country. It is also known as one of the most densely populated places in the world.

Rizal Park, the country's Kilometer Zero, is found within the district of Ermita at 120.9762°E, 14.5812°N.

WikiProject Philippines

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WikiProject Philippines

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  • Binondo
  • Ermita
  • Intramuros
  • Malate
  • Paco
  • Pandacan
  • Port Area
  • Quiapo
  • Sampaloc
  • San Andres
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Mesa
  • Tondo

Notes and references

  1. Philippine Standard Geographic Code listing for Manila - National Statistical Coordination Board. Accessed on October 21, 2011.