City Of Parañaque
City Of Parañaque is a philippine highly urbanized city in Fourth District in Region National Capital Region
which belongs to the Luzon group
of islands. The highly urbanized city City Of Parañaque is seated about 10 km south-south-west of Philippine main capital Manila.
The City of Parañaque is a highly urbanized city located in the Fourth District of the National Capital Region in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north by Pasay, by Taguig to the northeast, Muntinlupa to the southeast, by Las Piñas to the southwest, and by Manila Bay to the west.
Parañaque has a total population of 552,660 as of 2007. It occupies a total land area of 46.57 km² and this translates to a population density of 11,867.30 residents per square kilometre. The city is composed of two congressional districts and two legislative districts which are further subdivided into 16 barangays.
In 1572, it was said that Parañaque was founded by the Agustinian Missionaries. Since its location is near to the sea, trading was common with the Chinese, Indonesians, Indians and Malayan merchants. Salt-making, fishing, planting rice, shoemaking, slipper-making, and weaving are the traditional livelihoods in the city. The aristocrats or the cabezas de barangay headed the community.
The name Parañaque is derived from the phrase "para na aque", which was commonly used in the past when people wished to disembark from kalesas (horse-drawn carriages). This phrase literally means "stop now, boy". "Para" from the Spanish parar (to stop), "na" from the Tagalog word "now" or “already," and "aque" from the Tagalog word lalaki which means boy.
Parañaque’s old name was Palanyag, when translated means "my beloved" which refers to the residents affection for their hometown. It is also possible that the name was derived from the combination of the terms "palayan" and "palalayag", the former meaning rice fields, which the city was once abounded in, and the latter pertaining to the sailing and fishing occupation of many of its residents. This was also a sign of cooperation and goodwill between the two major working sectors of the town, the farmers and the fishermen.
Parañaque became one of the hottest battle zones during the Philippine revolution due to its location halfway between the province of Cavite, where the revolutionaries held sway, and Manila where the seat of the Spanish colonial government was located. During the American occupation in the country, Parañaque became one of the first municipalities in the Metro Manila region. It was converted into a city on February 15, 1998 by Former President Fidel V. Ramos making it the 11th city in Metro Manila.
Administratively the Highly Urbanized City of City Of Parañaque is subdivided into 16 barangays. The most populous are
Vitalez, La Huerta, Don Galo, Merville, San Martin De Porres, Tambo, Baclaran, Santo Niño, Marcelo Green Village, Sun Valley, Don Bosco, Moonwalk, San Antonio, San Dionisio, San Isidro.
Among the bigger cities and municipalities in the neighborhood of City Of Parañaque there are Quezon City (Second District) 17 km north-north-east, Taguig City 11 km east-north-east, City Of Manila (First District) 10 km north-north-east, Caloocan City (Third District) 16 km north, City Of Pasig (Second District) 13 km north-east, City Of Antipolo (Rizal) 20 km east-north-east, City Of Makati 8 km north-north-east, City Of Dasmariñas (Cavite) 22 km south, City Of Muntinlupa 14 km south-south-east as well as 22 km north of City Of Parañaque the highly urbanized city City Of Valenzuela (Third District).