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Fast Facts About Quezon City


Quezon City, the former capital of the Philippines, is bounded on the north, east and south by the Province of Rizal, on the northwest by the City of Caloocan, and on the west by the City of Manila.

The city has a land area of 171.17 square kilometers and has four congressional districts with 142 barangays. Historically, the cause of freedom spread throughout the islands to break the chains of colonialism and monasticism that the first Cry of the Great Plebian, Andres Bonifacio, and his Katipuneros was held on August 23, 1896 in Balintawak where a monument in his honor stands.

On October 12, 1939, the Philippine National Assembly enacted Commonwealth Act No. 502, which created the City of Quezon with 7,355 hectares, one-third of which belonged to the government.

On July 17, 1647, Republic Act No. 333 made Quezon City as the official capital of the Philippines until June 24, 1975 when Presidential Decree 940 establishing the City of Manila as the new Capital of the Philippines and the permanent seat of the National Government.

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Largest City in Metro Manila

Quezon City is the largest of Metro Manila's cities in population and land area. At 160 square kilometers, it is an urban landscape spread over one-fourth of the PhiliIt is a city of the young. About half of its 2.68 million population are less than 24 years old. Strengthening the capacity of its young population are about 65 colleges and universities, among them the prestigious University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University, and countless training centers and early childhood learning facilities.

Quezon City, already recognized as the richest city in the country for the past three years, has more than its treasury to boast when it comes to it being a rich city. Significant historical sites and landmarks, information technology zones, preserved natural sheds and developed parks, advanced communication forefronts, education and research institutions, and a wide variety of leisure spots are among its “must see” attractions


QC is a Shopping Haven

At Quezon City stands the world's 2nd largest mall in the Philippines, SM City North EDSA. It was opened in 1984 as the very first and flagship supermall of Henry Sy's SM Prime Holdings, the largest retail and mall operator in the Philippines. It is called SM City North EDSA because it is located at the intersection of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and North Avenue in Quezon City. It is only about a kilometer west of Quezon City Hall, and 10 kms north of Makati.

SM City expects to be the largest supermall in the country and the third largest in the world after its renovations and expansions, posing significant market competition to Trinoma, an Ayala-operated mall across the street.

Trinoma, on the other hand, is an Ayala Land Inc.-operated supermall with Landmark as banner establishment. Trinoma is derived from TRIangle NOrth of MAnila.

TriNoma is positioned as a refuge of greenery in the heart of Quezon City, boasting of a bi-level hectare of rooftop gardens and elaborate water features.

  • Last visit to Quezon City: Dec 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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    Feb 21, 2009 at 11:02 PM

    Hi Cyndy! I did do that ABS-CBN show --- MTB (now gone) and I was seen on TV in several frames, hehehe...it was with Ai-Ai...it was fun! Nice QC tips!!!!Norman :)

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