Manila - Manila, Philippines

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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. [13] Manila, along with Madrid and Mexico City, is considered part of the original global set of cities. Manila's commercial networks were the first in the world to cross the Pacific Ocean and link Asia and the Spanish Americas via the galleon trade. This was the first time that a continuous chain of trade routes had ever been established. [14] Manila is the second most natural-disaster-afflicted capital city in the world after Tokyo;[15] despite this, it is among the most populous and fastest growing 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 old Maynila was razed by Sulayman III, the last native Rajah of the polity. A fortified Spanish city, Intramuros, was constructed directly on top. Manila, Cebu, Naga and Iloilo were the capital cities of most of the country’s colonial rulers. It is now home to many historical sites, some of them built in the 16th century.