With a total land area of 171.7 square kilometers, Quezon City is the biggest city in Metro Manila.
Its neighbors are San Jose del Monte City in the province of Bulacan,
the towns of Rodriguez and San Mateo in the province
of Rizal, Marikina City, Pasig City,
Mandaluyong City, San Juan City, Manila,
Caloocan City and Valenzuela City.
In terms of
population and income, it is the largest in the Philippines. It is also fast becoming as the foremost technological hub of
the country. Under the current mayor, the city has reaped many awards for fiscal and environmental management.
The Philippine Flag flies high at Quezon City Hall
Once upon a time, Quezon City was the capital of the Philippines. It is still the location of many national
government offices such as the House of Representatives (lower house of the Philippine Congress), Commission on Audit,
Civil Service Commission, Departments of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform, and Natural Resources, Bureau of Internal Revenue,
Central Bank minting plant, and many others.
As the entertainment capital, the city is home to several television stations and the Araneta Coliseum, the most preferred
arena for big events such as concerts and sports competitions. Timog Avenue has a very active nightlife. Several bars, discos,
and hundreds of restaurants are located here. Also, famous celebrities have made Quezon city their residence.
Some of the most prestigious hospitals are located in the city. There is the St. Luke Medical Center along
E. Rodriquez Avenue, Philippine Heart Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, National Kidney Institute, Veterans Hospital,
AFP Hospital, and East Avenue Medical Center.
The city is home to the two most popular institutions of higher learning namely: University of the Philippines and Ateneo
De Manila University. Some of the major religious groups in the country have established their national offices in the city. There is the
Iglesia ni Cristo Compound along the Commonwealth Avenue, Jehovah Witnesses in San Francisco Del Monte, and the Church of Jesus Christ of
Later Day Saints in Libis. The Episcopal Church, United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), and the National Council
of Churches in the Philippines are headquartered in the city.
More than 50,000 registered business establishments are found in the city. The recently opened Ayala-UP Technohub hopes to propel
the country's march to technological progress. The 250-hectare central business district being developed west of city hall is envisioned
become the biggest business district in Metro Manila.
Some businesses that can be put up are commercial complexes, residential and office condominiums, mass housing, hotels, food service establishments,
medical and wellness centers, technology-related enterprises, financial and transportation services.
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Quezon City
- Araneta Center in Cubao
- Trinoma and SM north in North Edsa
- Eastwood Cyber City in Libis
- Quezon Memorial Circle
- Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
- Sto. Domingo Church where the October Festival of La Naval de manila is celebrated
- Edsa Shrine and People Power Monument
- La Mesa Eco-Tourism Park
Quezon Memorial Circle
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
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