Caloocan, officially the City of Caloocan, or simply known as Caloocan City, is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Metro Manila, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 1,583,978 people making it the fourth-most populous city in the Philippines. South Caloocan is bounded on the north-northwest by Valenzuela, Malabon and Navotas; on the east by Quezon City; and on the south by the City of Manila. The greatest length, north to south of the boundaries is about six kilometres and the greatest width, east to west is seven kilometres.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Right at the northern end of Metro Manila lies the city of Caloocan. It was incorporated in 1812 and became a city in February 16, 1962. It became a highly urbanized city on December 22, 1979. The name Caloocan comes from the high Tagalog word kalook-lookan which means the one that inside the most. Like many other places in the country, Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion. There is a significant presence of Iglesia ni Cristo and other Protestant churches like Church of God Caloocan located at Baesa, Caloocan City.
Brief City History
Caloocan, officially the City of Caloocan (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Caloocan), or simply known as Caloocan City, is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Metro Manila, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 1,583,978 people making it the fourth-most populous city in the Philippines. It is divided into two geographical locations with a total combined area of 5,333.40 hectares. It was formerly part of the Province of Rizal of the Philippines’ Southern Luzon Region. The city’s name is colloquially spelt as Kalookan. It comprises what is known as the CAMANAVA area along with cities Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela. The word Caloocan comes from the Tagalog root word lo-ok; kalook-lookan (or kaloob-looban) means “innermost area”. South Caloocan is bordered by Manila, Quezon City, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela. North Caloocan shares its border with Quezon City, Valenzuela and Marilao, Meycauayan and San Jose del Monte in the province of Bulacan. Originally, Caloocan was a lowland area located on the corner where the old town of Tondo and Tambobong meet. Caloocan became a municipality when it was separated from Tondo in 1815. Its original territory was extended to Marikina, San Mateo and Montalban to the east; Tinajeros, Tanza and Tala rivers to the north; San Francisco del Monte, Sampalok, Santa Cruz and Tondo in the south; and Dagat-dagatan and Aromahan to the west. The city is historically significant because it was the centre of activities for the Katipunan, the secret militant society that launched the Philippine Revolution during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines. In a house in Caloocan secret meetings were held by Andrés Bonifacio and his men, and it was in the city’s perimeters were the first armed encounter took place between the Katipunan and the Spaniards. The revolution erupted after the Cry of Balintawak led by Andres Bonifacio. In 1899 the city saw heavy fighting in the Philippine–American War, at the Battle of Caloocan and the Second Battle of Caloocan. In 1901, during the formation of the province of Rizal, Caloocan was included in its matrix. Novaliches became part of Caloocan pursuant to Act 942, as amended by Act 984 and Act 1008 of the Philippine Commission, which was transferred in 1949 for the formation of Quezon City. In 1961, after Republic Act No. 3278 was approved by the Philippine Congress and the plebiscite was conducted. Caloocan was officially inducted into cityhood on February 16, 1962.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
Languages spoken are mainly Tagalog. The total land area of Caloocan City is 55.8 square kilometres.
Important Types of Commerce in Caloocan
Caloocan suffered much damage during World War II. Now part of Greater Manila, it is a growing centre of industrialization as well as a residential suburb. Processed foods, textiles, and engineering products are its main industries.
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