Metropolitan Manila, officially the National Capital Region, is the seat of government and one of the three defined metropolitan areas of the Philippines. Its capital is the City of Manila. It is located on the island of Luzon and is composed of 16 cities and 1 municipality. It may be the smallest region in the country in terms of land area, Metro Manila is the second most populous among the country’s metropolitan areas.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about Metro Manila.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Metro Manila has a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) while the northeastern part of the region that lies on the foothills of Sierra Madre has a tropical monsoon climate. Together with the rest of the Philippines, Manila lies entirely within the tropics. Its proximity to the equator means that temperatures are hot year-round, rarely going below 15 °C or above 39 °C. Temperature extremes have ranged from 14.4 °C on January 11, 1914, to 38.5 °C on May 7, 1915.
Humidity levels are usually very high all year round. Manila has a distinct dry season from December through April, and a relatively lengthy wet season that covers the remaining period with slightly cooler temperatures. In the wet season, it rarely rains all day, but rainfall is very heavy during short periods. Typhoons usually occur from June to September.
The best time to visit Manila is during the drier months of January to April. Though temperatures are high during March and April, still it is a good time when you wouldn’t need to tackle the rains.
The most appropriate clothing is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Metro Manila is divided into 16 Independent Cities and 1 Municipality:
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Metro Manila:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Metro Manila throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Metro Manila.
Where in the Philippines is Metro Manila located?
Metro Manila is located on southwestern portion of Luzon.
Is Metro Manila a city or province?
Metro Manila is a metropolitan area.
What is the Capital of Metro Manila?
The capital of Metro Manila is Manila City.
What is Metro Manila famous or known for?
Metro Manila is famous or known as political, economic, and educational center of the country.
How do I get to Metro Manila?
There are several ways to get to Metro Manila from almost anywhere in the Philippines and the world:
- Plane | Almost every airport in the Philippines has direct flights to and from Metro Manila.
- Ferry | Almost every seaport in the Philippines sails to and from Metro Manila.
- Bus | Metro Manila can be reached by bus from most cities and provinces in Luzon.
How many islands are in Metro Manila?
There are NO islands in Metro Manila.
What does Manila mean?
Manila’s original name, Maynilad, derived its name from two Tagalog words; “may,” meaning “there is,” and “nilad,” the name of a shrub that originally grew abundantly along the shores of the Pasig River and Manila Bay.
How Safe is Traveling in Manila?
Manila is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Manila the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Metro Manila is considered tropical but is hotter than most provinces of the Philippines.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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