San Juan, Metro Manila

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San Juan is a municipality in Metro Manila in the Philippines. The town is the second smallest among the cities and municipalities in the metropolis. Only Pateros is smaller. San Juan's official long name is Municipality of San Juan del Monte. This was the site of the first battle between the Katipunan, the Filipino revolutionary organization, against the Spanish colonizers.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

Municipality of San Juan
Founded:
Population:

2000 census—117,680

Density—19,811 per km²
Area: 5.94 km²
Congressional district: Lone District of San Juan
Class: 1st class; urban
Image:Ph_locator_ncr_sanjuan.png

San Juan is located nearly at the center of Metro Manila. It is bordered by Quezon City to the north and east, Mandaluyong City to the south, and the city of Manila to the west. Among the many interesting places in San Juan are the Pinaglabanan Shrine, which marks the first battle of the Katipunan, the Greenhills Shopping Center, one of the metro's popular bargain places, especially for electronics, and Xavier School, a popular all-boys high school in the Metro Manila.

Former President Joseph Estrada served as mayor of San Juan, during which he is widely regarded to have vastly improved San Juan.

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