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Port Area
District of Manila
Aerial view of Port Area with Customs House
Aerial view of Port Area with Customs House
Map of Manila showing the location of Port Area
Map of Manila showing the location of Port Area
Coordinates: 14°35′19″N 120°58′07″E / 14.588726°N 120.968597°E / 14.588726; 120.968597Coordinates: 14°35′19″N 120°58′07″E / 14.588726°N 120.968597°E / 14.588726; 120.968597
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityManila
DistrictPart of the 5th district of Manila
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total72,605

The Port Area is a district of the city of Manila, Philippines. It is entirely a reclaimed land occupied by Manila South Harbor and Baseco Compound. It is bounded on the north by Pasig River, facing the districts of Tondo and San Nicolas, on the west by Manila Bay, on the east by Intramuros, separated by Radial Road 1, and on the south by Ermita. Post-war developments at the Manila South Harbor eventually paved the way for the migration of people from the different provinces, making it one of the largest urban poor community in the Philippines.

Barangays

The district of Port Area is made up of 5 barangays, numbered 649, 650, 651, 652 and 653. Barangay 649 contains the Engineer's Island, now informally known as the Baseco Compound. The Island is regarded as one of the biggest urban poor community in the Philippines. All barangays of Port Area (barangays 649 to 653) belongs to Zone 68 of the City of Manila.

Barangays of Port Area, Manila
Barangay Population (2020)[1]
Barangay 649 64,750
Barangay 650 5,202
Barangay 651 2,556
Barangay 652 39
Barangay 653 58

References

  1. ^ a b "Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved July 11, 2017.