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Lungsod Ng Maynila Aka City Of Manila Aka Maynila

Posted on November 12, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment


Not just the metropolitan capital of Philippines, the city of Manila is of the most important 17 cities in Philippines that make the manila metro. It is located in the western coast of Luzon Island. Before World War II, Manila was considered to be the most beautiful city in Asia. This picture changed after the World War II which ruined the whole city. After World War II it was second most destroyed city in the world after Warsaw, Poland. Today this modern developed city is considered to be the Christian city of Asia. Also Manila is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.

manila cityThe total land surface of Manila is about 38.55 km2. Also Manila is considered to be the most populous city in the Philippines. The total population of Manila city is around 1.6 millions. It is supposed to be the second most populous city in Southeast Asia. Considering the population of the city it is declared to be world’s eleventh largest metropolitan area and also as the fifth largest urban area. Moreover it is ranked as one of the most densely populated cities in the world. In 2008 Manila has been classified as a “Beta+” global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network.

The temperature of Manila city is mostly warm and humid. The average temperature of Manila city is 27°C. The atmosphere gets cooler in the months of December to February. It falls up to around 21°C. The atmospheric temperature rises up to 34°C during the month of March to May. The rainy season used to be in June to September, but these days it has shifted towards September to October.

The vernacular language Of Manila which is Tagalog in the form of Filipino is spoken mostly by the locals. English is the language which is most widely used language in education and business throughout the Metro Manila region. A number of older residents of the city still speak basic Spanish. You can find Chinese-Filipino community speaking Hokkien Chinese language. You can feel cosmopolitan atmosphere and cultural diversity of Manila once you are in the city. It is reflected in the number of places of worship which are scattered around the city. Almost 90% of the city’s populations are Roman Catholics. People of different cultures are represented here with the presence of Christian churches, Buddhist temples, Jewish synagogues, and Islamic mosques.

Manila’s economy is very much versatile. Manila is the nation’s chief seaport, moreover it has extremely protected Binondo in manilaharbor. Manila is the nation’s major publishing center. Also the local businessmen deal in the export of primary commodities including rope, plywood, refined, sugar, coconut oil etc. Tourism has become the most successful industry in Manila. Manila every year attracts nearly 1 million national as well as international tourists. The Manila’ booming growth in tourism is considered to be a threat to Singapore. It is expected that by 2009 Manila will surpass Singapore. Most of the Manila’s tourist destinations are found in Binondo, Intramuros and Malate.

The main tourist sites of Manila are located along Manila Bay. Few of most visited tourist destinations are, Intramuros, Manila Hotel, Rizal Park, Nature and Wildlife, Baywalk, Malacañang Palace, Chinatown, San Agustin Church, National Museum of the Filipino People, Ayala Museum, Bahay Chinoy (Chinese House), Casa Manila, San Agustin Museum and the Museum of Filipino Political History. The city itself had more than 100 parks scattered throughout the city.

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