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Manila (Tagalog: Maynila; pronounced /maɪˈnilaʔ/ in Tagalog, /məˈnɪlə/ mə-NIL in Inglis), offeecially the Ceety o Manila, is the caipital o the Philippines an ane o the saxteen ceeties athin the Manila metropolitan aurie, ane o the maist populous metropolitan auries in the warld wi a population o 20 million fowk.[3][4] It is locatit on the eastren shores o Manila Bay on the wastren side o the island o Luzon. Several ceeties lee on its border: Navotas an Caloocan tae the north, Quezon Ceety tae the northeast, San Juan an Mandaluyong tae the east, Makati tae the sootheast, an Pasay tae the sooth.

Caipital Ceety
City of Manila
Frae top, left tae right: The Manila skyline, Rizal Monument, Fort Santiago, Malacañang Palace, Varsity o Santo Tomas, Manila Ceety Haw, Quiapo Kirk
Banner o Manila
Offeecial seal o Manila
Nickname(s): Pearl of the Orient[1]
The City of Our Affections
Distinguished and Ever Loyal City
Motto(s): Linisin at Ikarangal ang Maynila
("Clean and Honor Manila")
Map o Metro Manila showin the location o the ceety o Manila
Map o Metro Manila showin the location o the ceety o Manila
Manila is locatit in Philippines
Map o the Philippines showin the location o Manila
Coordinates: 14°35′N 120°58′E / 14.583°N 120.967°E / 14.583; 120.967Coordinates: 14°35′N 120°58′E / 14.583°N 120.967°E / 14.583; 120.967
Kintra  Philippines
Region Naitional Caipital Region
Destricts 1st tae 6t destricts o Manila
Ceety zones 100
Barangays 897
Settled 10 Juin 1574
 • Teep Mayor–cooncil
 • Mayor Alfredo Lim (Liberal)
 • Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (Nacionalista)
 • Representatives
 • Ceety Cooncil
 • Caipital Ceety 38.55 km2 (14.88 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,474.82 km2 (569.43 sq mi)
 • Metro 638.55 km2 (246.55 sq mi)
Elevation 16.0 m (52.5 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Caipital Ceety 1,780,148
 • Urban 22,710,000[2]
 • Urban density 15,400/km2 (40,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 11,855,975
 • Metro density 18,567/km2 (48,090/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Manileño (m) / Manileña (f), Manilan
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 0900 to 1096
Aurie code(s) 2

Sister ceetiesEedit

Manila haes a nummer o sister ceeties warldwide, as classifee'd bi the ceety govrenment. Each sister ceety is dividit intae three pairts, namely the International, Friendly location an Local Ceety.[5] Manila haes 33 Internaitional Sister Ceeties, three Friendly Location Ceeties an twa Local Sister Ceeties.

Friendly Location
Local ceety


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