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Metropolitan Manila (Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila , Kamaynilaan) or the National Capital Region (NCR) (Filipino: Pambansang Punong Rehiyon) is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines. It is composed of 16 cities—namely Manila itself, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Pasay, Pasig, Parañaque, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela—and the municipality of Pateros.

The region is the political, economic, social, cultural, and educational center of the Philippines. As proclaimed by Presidential Decree No. 940, Metro Manila as a whole is the Philippines' seat of government but the City of Manila is the capital.

 

 

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Metropolitan Manila (Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila , Kamaynilaan) or the National Capital Region (NCR) (Filipino: Pambansang Punong Rehiyon) is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines. It is composed of 16 cities—namely Manila itself, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Pasay, Pasig, Parañaque, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela—and the municipality of Pateros.

The region is the political, economic, social, cultural, and educational center of the Philippines. As proclaimed by Presidential Decree No. 940, Metro Manila as a whole is the Philippines' seat of government but the City of Manila is the capital.[3]

Metro Manila is the most populous of the twelve defined metropolitan areas in the Philippines. As of the 2007 census, it had a population of 11,553,427, comprising 13% of the national population.[2] Including suburbs in the adjacent provinces (Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal) of Greater Manila, the population is around 20 million.[4][5]

Metro Manila's gross regional product is estimated as of July 2009 to be 468.4 billion (at constant 1985 prices) and accounts for 33% of the nation's GDP.[6] In 2008, it ranked as the 40th wealthiest urban agglomeration in the world according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.[7]

 

For information on the etymology of "Manila" see History of Manila

The term Metro Manila increasingly came into use in the 1980s when cities now part of the metropolitan area were still considered parts of neighboring provinces. Many outside of the metro area, particularly from other regions of the Philippines simply refer to Metro Manila as Manila. However, metro dwellers are more sensitive to the distinction between Manila proper and the wider metro area since they may hail from other cities in Metro Manila, cities that may be geographically closer to the neighboring provinces than to Manila proper. This dual definition of Manila, to mean the city proper and the entire metropolitan area, can lead to confusion.

Metro Manila is often abbreviated as M.M.

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