Urban lifestyle and affluence are nowhere more pronounced
in the Philippines than in Makati, the countrys classiest
city. Bustling and modern, it is the countrys model
for city planning, rising in less than a decade from vast
stretches of empty land to become the nations premier
affluent city southwest of Manila is the countrys
financial center, earning it the nickname, Wall Street
of the Philippines. The major banks, corporations,
department stores as well as embassies of the different
nations are based here. Situated along Ayala Avenue is the
Makati Stock Exchange, which houses the trading of stock.
Fully developed, well-reputed city villages provide the
perfect address for office buildings, shops, and restaurants.
in the heart of bustling Makati, spread along Ayala Avenue,
is Ayala Center, the countrys business and financial
center. Encompassing the Glorietta and Greenbelt shopping
malls, among others, Ayala Center is also a commercial complex
completely at par with the worlds most modern business
cosmos. Within it is the Ayala Museum, among the citys
primary repositories of history, culture, and heritage,
along with the Filipinas Heritage Library and Museo ng Makati.
has the highest concentration of the countrys finest
department stores, fashion boutiques, exclusive jewelry
shops and antique stores, shoe stores, bookstores, and most
other commercial establishments. In identified portions,
the city contains the most exclusive residential subdivisions,
including Forbes Park, where many of the countrys
wealthy and powerful families make their homes. Five-star
hotels and restaurants further provide the ultimate avenue
for a life of comfort and relaxation.
Around the northern and eastern borders of Makati City curl
the serpentine length of the Pasig River, which separates
the premier urbanscape from the adjacent cities of Pasig
and Mandaluyong and the municipality of Pateros. Fort Bonifacio
and its crowded barangays sprawl along the eastern fringes.
Due west is Pasay City, joined at various points to Makati's
major arteries via the South Superhighway, Gil Puyat and
Taft Avenues. Across Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA)
from the Ayala Center are the posh villages of Forbes Park
and Dasmariñas. The trend spills over Makati's boundaries
all the way down the South Superhighway towards the newer
subdivisions of Magallanes and Merville Park in Parañaque,
and Ayala Alabang in Muntinlupa. Villamor Air Base, skirting
the highway due southwest, is the headquarters of the Philippine
Air Force. The city occupies a total land area of 29.9 sq.
The total population was 4,176 as of the 1995 census.
spacer spacerPolitical Subdivision
The city consists of three Barangays, which are subdivided
into two Congressional Districts. It has been classified
as a Highly Urbanized City.
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