Manila (Maynila), Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas)


  • National Capital Region, Republic of the Philippines
  • 14°35′N 120°58′E


  • City - 1,660,714 (2007)
  • Metro population – 20,795,000 (2007)


  • At only 38.55 square kilometers, Manila the most densely populated city in the world
  • Manila has served as the capital of the Philippines from 1571 to today
  • Manila is famous for its great architectural heritage especially with respect to churches, forts and other colonial buildings which can still be seen throughout the city.  Much of the architecture is Spanish in origin, reflecting its dominance over the nation from the 16th century to 1898
  • Became a sister city of Winnipeg on December 31, 1979



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