The name of Manila was derived from “nilad” a kind of plant that used to grow abundantly in the area. The name was taken from the phrase “may nilad”. As time passes by it was eventually called Maynila or Manila in English.
Makati is one of the biggest cities in the country. It is the 7th on the list, holding a land area of 27.36 square km.
Quezon City is the most populated city in the Philippines with a population of 2.67 million people making it the largest city in the country in terms of population. It is also the largest city in Metro Manila in terms of land area.