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City PARANAQUE
Official Website http://www.paranaque.gov.ph
Island Grouping Luzon
Region NCR
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The City of Paranaque or simply Paranaque (Filipino: Lungsod ng Paranaque or Lungsod ng Palanyag), is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. The city is politically divided into 16 barangays.

LOCATION

Paranaque is located approximately 8 kilometers South of Manila, Republic of the Philippines, and is bounded by Pasay City in the north, Muntinlupa City in the southeast, Las Pinas City in the southwest, Taguig in the Northeast, and the Manila Bay (Reclamation / Boulevard 2000 area) in the West, at 14°30 latitude and 121°01 longitude.

LAND AREA

47.7 square kilometers

CLIMATE

March to May are hot summer months. The temperature dips following intermittent rains and occasional gustiness from June to October. Cool and fair weather prevails from November to February. Paranaque experiences an annual rainfall of 1.82 mm. per minute while its temperature ranges from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius; it has a relative humidity of 76% and enjoys an average daylight duration of 12 hours.

POPULATION

The city has a population of 449,811 as of year 2000.

LANGUAGE/DIALECT

The City folks' main mode of communication is the Philippine vernacular called Filipino which is basically culled from the indigenous Tagalog language with evident English and Spanish influences together with traces of other languages being used by Filipinos from other regions of the country. However, official transactions are still mostly done in English which is understood and spoken as either a second or third language by most citizens.

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

During the American occupation of the Philippines, Paranaque became one of the first municipalities in the Metro Manila region. It was converted into a chartered city on February 15, 1998. On Summer of 2001, SM Sucat was formally opened its doors in Sucat, Paranaque City, and it became the 1st SM Mall in Paranaque City, one year before the 2nd SM Mall in Bicutan, Paranaque City.

On November 2002, the 2nd SM Mall in Paranaque City was "SM City Bicutan" was also formally opened its doors in Brgy. Don Bosco, Paranaque City.

The main economic activities in the city are residential subdivision development, housing construction, real estate marketing, shopping malls construction and management, restaurant, catering and entertainment services, and trading. Paranaque City has about 42 residential subdivisions, probably the only city in the Philippines with the biggest number of residential subdivisions.

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