Manila - Manila, Philippines


Manila - Manila, Philippines
Address: Manila, Philippines
Manila - Manila, Philippines

Manila - Wikipedia

Early history [edit]. Spanish period[edit]. American period[edit]. Japanese occupation and World War II[edit]. Post-war years and martial law (1945-1986). [edit]. Contemporary period (1986-present)[edit]. Barangays, districts [edit]. Natural hazards[edit]. Holidays and festivities[edit]. Infrastructure[edit].

Manila (/[email protected][email protected]/ [email protected][email protected]) is the capital of the Philippines and the second-most populous. It is highly urbanized, and was the most densely populated place in the world as of 2019. [12] It was designated the Philippines' first chartered city by the Philippine Commission Act No. 183 of July 31, 1901. With the passage of Republic Act No. On June 18, 1949, Republic Act No. 409, also known as \"The Revised Charter of the City of Manila,\" was passed. Madrid, Mexico City and Manila are the original global cities. Manila's first commercial network was the one to cross the Pacific Ocean, connecting Asia and the Spanish Americas. This was the first time that a continuous chain of trade routes around the globe had ever been established in world history. [14] Manila is the second most natural-disaster-afflicted capital city in the world after Tokyo. [15] It is one of the fastest-growing and most populous cities in Southeast Asia. [16]

Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, a Spanish conquistador, founded the Spanish city of Manila on June 24, 1571. This date is considered the official founding date of the city. However, Maynila, a Tagalog-fortified polity, had existed on the site since 1258. This is the name of the old polity that gave rise to the English and Spanish names Manila. The site of the old Maynila was razed by Sulayman III, the last native Rajah of the polity, and Intramuros, a Spanish fortified city named Intramuros was built on top. Manila was the capital of the country's colonial rulers. It was also known as the \"Queen City of the Pacific.\" It was also one of the oldest Spanish-ruled cities in the Philippines, alongside Iloilo or Naga. It is now home to many historical sites, some of them built in the 16th century.