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Manila, the Philippines

TIME:2020-10-19 10:21 Source: 21st-Century Maritime Cooperation Committee


 Manila, the Philippines


  Manila, the Philippines

City of Manila is the capital of the Philippines and a highly urbanized city. It is the most densely populated city proper in the world as of 2019 with a population of over 21.2 million. The city is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay. The Pasig River flows through the middle of the city, dividing it into the north and south sections. Manila is made up of 16 administrative districts. Manila is a major center for commerce, banking and finance, retailing, transportation, tourism, real estate, new media as well as traditional media, advertising, legal services, accounting, insurance, theater, fashion, and the arts in the Philippines. Around 60,000 establishments operate in the city. The Port of Manila is the largest seaport in the Philippines, making it the premier international shipping gateway to the country. Manila welcomes over 1 million tourists each year. Manila is regarded as one of the best shopping destinations in Asia.