Tondo, Manila

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A tondo is also a circular painting or relief carving.

Tondo is one of the districts of the Philippines' capital city of Manila. Tondo is located in the northwest portion of the city and is primarily residential-industrial in nature. Tondo is notorious for being the poorest and most underdeveloped district. Many of the city's slums are found in this area.

The world's most densely populated district

Tondo I has a land area of 5.64 sq km. with a population of 364,965 (1995); 64,710 persons per sq km.

Tondo II has a land area of 3.46 sq km. with a population of 224,679 (1995); 64,936 persons per sq. km.

Tondo's average residential population density: 64,796 persons per sq. km.

The 6th administrative district which covers the 4 districts of Sta. Ana, Sta. Mesa, Pandacan, San Miguel has a total land area of 5.48 sq. km. with a total population of 374,099 (1995); 68,266 persons per sq. km.

Luzon railway system

The main terminal of the Luzon railway system is located in Tondo.

Tondo is well over a thousand years old

Historically, Tondo was first mentioned in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription found in the National Museum of the Philippines, dated April 21 900. See History of the Philippines.

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