Ten fun facts about Manila


Fact 1
Because the area where the population inhabits is only about 3,855 hectares, this possibly made Manila the most densely populated city in the world, as of 2010.

Fact 2
A popular form of transportation in Manila is by the 'jeepney'. It is patterned after the U.S. army jeeps, can be flagged down like taxis and have regular stops like buses.

Fact 3
The largest university in the country, in terms of student population, is located in Manila. It is the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.


Fact 4
Although the city is divided into administrative districts, they are then subdivided into 897 barangays that are known by numbers instead of names.

Fact 5
Intramuros, also called the Walled City, was constructed in the late 16th century as protection from invasions. It is the oldest district and historic core of Manila.

Fact 6
Cue sports are popular in Manila. In 2010, the city hosted the World Cup of Pool at Robinsons Place Manila.

Fact 7
Binondo, an enclave located in Manila, is the oldest Chinatown in the world. It was established in 1594.

Fact 8
In 2012, Manila ranked 66 out of 100 when it comes to affordability. It was named one of the best shopping destinations in Asia.

Fact 9
The San Agustin Church, located in Intramuros, is one of the four Philippine churches constructed during the Spanish colonial period to be designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1993.

Fact 10
In 2013, a Department of Tourism official claimed that Manila was the Philippine's top overnight tourist destination, with over 1 million tourists a year.


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