Quezon City

city of the Philippines in Metro Manila

Quezon City, or Q.C., is the largest city of the Philippines. It is just south of Manila. In 2015, it had a population of 2.936 million people.[7] The city, on Luzon island, was named after Manuel L. Quezon, the former president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

Quezon City
Lungsod Quezon
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Flag of Quezon City
Official seal of Quezon City
City of Stars[1][2]
Map of Metro Manila with Quezon City highlighted
Map of Metro Manila with Quezon City highlighted
Quezon City is located in Philippines
Quezon City
Quezon City
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°39′00″N 121°02′51″E / 14.65°N 121.0475°E / 14.65; 121.0475Coordinates: 14°39′00″N 121°02′51″E / 14.65°N 121.0475°E / 14.65; 121.0475
RegionNational Capital Region (NCR)
Districts1st to 6th districts of Quezon City
Barangays142 (see Barangays)
Incorporated (city)12 October 1939
Highly Urbanized CityDecember 22, 1979
Named forManuel L. Quezon
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorJoy Belmonte (HNP)
 • Vice MayorGian Sotto (HNP)
 • Representatives
 • Council
 • Electorate1,403,895 voters (2022)
 • Total166.20 km2 (64.17 sq mi)
67 m (220 ft)
 (2020 census)
 • Total2,960,048
 • Rank1st
 • Density18,000/km2 (46,000/sq mi)
 • Households
 • Income classspecial city income class
 • Poverty incidence3.31% (2015)[5]
 • Revenue₱24,024,463,055.00 (2020)
 • Assets₱451,589,145,280.00 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱23,068,244,019.00 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱29,659,831,026.00 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityManila Electric Company (MERALCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
1100 to 1138[6]
IDD:area code+63 (0)2
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Native languagesTagalog


  1. San Diego, Bayani, Jr. (July 21, 2012). "QC, 'City of Stars,' goes indie". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  2. Villamente, Jing (August 5, 2018). "Quezon City to host festival of Filipino films". The Manila Times. Archived from the original on April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019. ...a float parade and Grand Fans Day will be held in Quezon City which had been tagged the "City of Stars."
  3. "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  4. "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. "Quezon City ZIP Code", Philippine ZIP Codes Directory
  6. https://www.psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/attachments/hsd/pressrelease/NCR.xlsx

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