National Capital Region – NCR

National Capital Region – NCR

The National Capital Region or NCR is the center of Luzon and capital region of the Philippines. The Cordillera Mountains forms its boundary on the east, Laguna de Bay on the southeast, Central Luzon on the north and Southern Tagalog region on the south.

Largest City: Quezon City

Divisions: 16 Cities and 1 Municipality

Area: 638.55 km2

Population (2007) : 11,553,427

  • Density: 18,093.2/km2

Language/s: Tagalog

CITIES / POPULATION

  1. Caloocan/1,378,856
  2. Las Piñas/532,330
  3. Makati/510,383
  4. Malabon/363,681
  5. Mandaluyong/305,576
  6. Manila/1,660,714
  7. Marikina/424,610
  8. Muntinlupa/452,943
  9. Navotas/245,344
  10. Parañaque/552,660
  11. Pasay/403,064
  12. Pasig/617,301
  13. Quezon City/2,679,450
  14. San Juan/124,187
  15. Taguig/613,343
  16. Valenzuela/568,928
  17. Pateros/61,940 – Municipality

CULTURAL GROUPS

Metro Manila is composed of almost all the cultural groups of the Philippines. The principal language used is Tagalog with English as the secondary language.

CLIMATE

The dry season is from November to May and the rainy season from June to October. April and May are normally its warmest months.

FACILITIES

The metropolis has one of the first-class harbors in Asia. The Manila Bay opens out into South China Sea and is a gateway to Asia.

Metro Manila is considered the country’s premier business region with adequate facilities and services in transportation, housing and commercial infrastructure, communications, power supply and recreational facilities. It has world-class malls and commercial centers.

It has excellent seaport facilities and an international airport supplemented by the seaports of international standards in Batangas City and Subic Bay, Olongapo and by the Clark International Airport in Angeles City. The government has envisioned an integrated road network and mass based rail transport system within the metropolis.

Makati City is the premier business and financial district, although other areas are being developed such as the Ortigas Center in Pasig City, the Filinvest Corporate Center and Fort Bonifacio, Makati City.

 

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