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Makati City
Lungsod ng Makati
Heichlie urbanisit ceety
City of Makati
(Frae top, left tae richt): Makati skyline at nicht, BPI Headquarters, Ayala Avenue, Greenbelt Mall, Ninoy Aquino Statue, MRT, EDSA-Guadalupe
Nickname(s): The Financial Capital of the Philippines, the Wall Street of the Philippines
Motto: Makati, Mahalin Natin, Atin Ito
Map o Metro Manila heichlichtin Makati Ceety
Makati is located in Philippines
Makati City
Makati City
Location athin the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°33′N 121°02′E / 14.550°N 121.033°E / 14.550; 121.033
Country Philippines
Region National Caipital
Destricts 1st an 2nt destricts o Makati City
Settled 1670
Cityhood January 2, 1995
Barangays 33
Government
 • Type Mayor–cooncil govrenment
 • Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay, Jr. (Unitit Naitionalist Alliance)
 • Vice Mayor Romulo V. Peña, Jr. (Leeberal)
 • Makati City Council
Area[1]
 • Total 21.57 km2 (8.33 sq mi)
Elevation 15.4 m (50.5 ft)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 529,039
 • Density 24,527/km2 (63,520/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP Code 1200 to 1299
Dialing code 2
Website makati.gov.ph

The Ceety o Makati (pronounced /məˈkɑːtɪ/ mə-KAH-tee; Filipino: Makati) is ane o the 16 ceeties that make up Metro Manila, ane o the maist populous metropolitan auries in the warld. Makati is the financial center o the Philippines an ane o the major financial, commercial an economic hubs in Asie. As the host o various embassies, it is an' a' an important center for internaitional affairs.

Wi a population o 510,383, Makati is the 16t lairgest ceety in the kintra an ranked as the 40t maist densely populatit ceety in the warld wi 18,654 inhabitants per km2.

Makati wis foondit bi Spaniard Miguel López de Legazpi, who dismissed Makati as a wirthless swamp. Accordin tae folklore, Legazpi asked for the name o the place but, acause o the leid barrier, wis misinterpretit bi the natives. Pointin tae the recedin tide o Pasig River, the natives answered, “Makati, kumakati na,” literally meanin ebbin tide.

Makati became the financial center o the Philippines durin the 1950s. Mony districts an landmarks in the ceety hae become well kent tae ootsiders. Makati haes been iconified as the "Financial Caipital o the Philippines". Anchored bi Ayala Avenue, Makati is the financial caipital o the Philippines an is the hame o the Philippine Stock Exchynge an the Makati Business Club, ane o the maist important economic hubs in the Philippines. Warld-class research universities are locatit in the ceety.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Diplomatic missions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kintras that hae set up permanent missions or offices in the ceety include:

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Makati's sister ceety is Los Angeles, Californie. Makati is twinned wi Ramapo, New York an Vladivostok, Roushie an aw.

Internaitional ceeties

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Province: NCR, FOURTH DISTRICT". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. "2010 Census of Population and Housing: National Capital Region". National Statistics Office of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 12 June 2012.