capital city of the Philippines

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. It is one of the largest cities in the Philippines. Manila is on the biggest island of the Philippines, Luzon. Manila is by a bay named Manila Bay. The metropolitan area, called Metro Manila, is much larger. It stretches across a thin strip of land (called an isthmus) to a lake called "Laguna de Bay". Manila has a population of 1.78 million people.

Flag of the City of Manila
Seal of the City of Manila
Manila and the metropolitan area

Coordinates: 14°35′45″N 120°58′38″E / 14.59583°N 120.97722°E / 14.59583; 120.97722