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.