Manila is the capital of the Philippines, located on the island of Luzon along the eastern shore of Manila Bay at the mouth of the Pasig River. Manila population in 2023 is estimated to be 14.7 million, covers city area of 619.57 sq km(239.22 sq mi), Manila is commonly referred to the metropolitan area, the greater metropolitan area or Metro Manila, the capital region. Manila is the second most populous city and officially the City of Manila. The city's name, originally Maynilad, is derived from that of the nilad plant.Manila city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035
Manila city is bisected by the Pasig River, It is divided into six administrative divisions and further comprise 17 districts. Two-thirds of the districts lie to the north of the river and the remaining third lies to the south. These two sections of the city are well connected by bridges. Manila is made up of 897 barangays, which are grouped into 100 zones, and has the most barangays of any metropolis in the Philippines.
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