FACTS & FIGURES
Caloocan City, (Filipino: Lungsod ng Kalookan; alternative spelling: Kalookan City), is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines.This city has 188 barangays.GEOGRAPHY
Caloocan is divided into two areas. Southern Caloocan City lies directly north of the City of Manila and is bounded by Malabon City and Valenzuela City to the north and west, Navotas to the west, and Quezon City to the east. Northern Caloocan City is the northernmost territory of Metro Manila; it lies east of Valenzuela City, north of Quezon City, and south of San Jose del Monte City in the Province of Bulacan.LOCATION
Caloocan City is located at the northern part of Metro Manila. The city is divided into two parts: the urban portion, which is bounded on the north by Malabon, on the east by Quezon City, on the south by Manila and Navotas, and on the west by Manila Bay; and the rural portion, bounded on the north by San Jose del Monte in Bulacan, on the east and south by Quezon City, and on the west by Valenzuela.LAND AREA
It occupies a total land area of 55.8 square kilometers.CLIMATE
Like the rest of the towns and cities comprising Metro Manila, Las Pinas City has two distinct seasons; the dry season which covers the months of November to April and the wet season from May to October. The maximum rainfall normally occurs in the month of June, July and August.POPULATION
Caloocan is the country's third most populous city with a population of 1,177,604.LANGUAGE
The main languages are Tagalog and American English, the language used in education and business.CURRENCY
Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.ECONOMY
The door of economic opportunities for the people of Caloocan was fully opened when the railroad line from Manila to Dagupan was finally opened on November 23, 1892 or 10 months after the Manila-Mabalacat line was inaugurated.
Quoting again historian Serrano, “The completion of the Manila-Dagupan line proved to be a great boon to the inhabitants of Caloocan. It brought the town closer to Manila and other points in Central Luzon, facilitated the transportation of the products of the town to those points, and gave employment to many residents of Caloocan. The coming of the British and Spanish railway employees also favorably affected the town."_______________________________________
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