Greater Manila Area

Summary

The Greater Manila Area is the contiguous urbanization region surrounding the Metropolitan Manila area. This built-up zone includes Metro Manila and the neighboring provinces of Bulacan to the north, Cavite and Laguna to the south, and Rizal to the east.[1][2] Though sprawl continues to absorb new zones, some urban zones are independent clusters of settlements surrounded by non-urban areas.

In early 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the area has also been referred to as the "NCR Plus" or "NCR+" (National Capital Region Plus) by authorities, with regard to the designation of community quarantines.[3]

StatisticsEdit

Province or region Population (2015) [4] Population (2020) [5] Area[6] Density (2020) Region Mun Cities Brgy
Metro Manila 12,877,253 13,484,462 619.57 km2
(239.22 sq mi)
21,764/km2 (56,369/sq mi) NCR 1 16 1,706
Bulacan 3,292,071 3,708,890 2,796.10 km2
(1,079.58 sq mi)
1,326/km2 (3,435/sq mi) III 21 3 569
Cavite 3,678,301 4,344,829 1,574.17 km2
(607.79 sq mi)
2,760/km2 (7,149/sq mi) IV-A 16 7 829
Laguna 3,035,081 3,382,193 1,917.85 km2
(740.49 sq mi)
1,764/km2 (4,568/sq mi) IV-A 24 6 681
Rizal 2,884,227 3,330,143 1,191.94 km2
(460.21 sq mi)
2,794/km2 (7,236/sq mi) IV-A 13 1 188
Total 25,766,933 28,250,517 8,099.63 km2
(3,127.28 sq mi)
3,488/km2 (9,034/sq mi) GMA 75 33 3,973

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hamnett, Stephen; Forbes, Dean (2012). "12". Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience. Routledge. p. 287. ISBN 978-1-136-63927-2. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Legarda Urges LGUs in Greater Metro Manila Area to Boost Defense against Disasters". Senate of the Philippines. 16 March 2012. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  3. ^ Malasig, Jeline (March 22, 2021). "Greater Manila vs 'NCR Plus': Questions as gov't labels areas under GCQ 'bubble'". Interaksyon. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  4. ^ Census of Population (2015). Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ Census of Population (2020). Highlights of the Philippine Population 2020 Census of Population. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  6. ^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2014.