Metro Manila or also known as "Metropolitan Manila" is the capital region of the Philippines. The region also called "NCR" (National Capital Region). Manila was considered as the second of the most populous region in the country.
The region encompasses an area of 619.57 square kilometers (239.22 sq mi) and a population of 12,877,253 as of 2015. It is the second most populous and the most densely populated region of the Philippines. It is also the 9th most populous metropolitan area in Asia and the 5th most populous urban area in the world.
Due to its massive population and wealth it holds the large percentage (37.2%) of Philippines GDP (Gross Domestic Product). NCR is composed of 16 cities and one municipality.
NCR also became the center of education, economy and culture. During the Spanish colonial period, Manila was considered as one of the original global cities.
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Manila galleon (A Spanish trading ship), sailed the Pacific route for 250 years which brought the Spanish numerous cargoes of luxury goods and cultural exchange.
Metro Manila is located in southwestern area of Luzon and it is surrounded by active faults including Marikina Valley Fault System. Due to being an earthquake prone area, Manila city was ranked as the second riskiest capital city after Tokyo to live in according to study of a Swiss firm.
Below is the cities and municipality of Metro Manila:
- Las Piñas
- Pateros (Municipality)
- Quezon City
- San Juan
DISTRICTS OF METRO MANILA
Source: Wikipedia, Google Maps
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