Port Area, Manila
|Areas of Manila|
Anda Circle and the Bureau of Internal Revenue building in the background in the Port Area.
|Region||National Capital Region|
|Population (May 1, 2010)|
Port Area is one of the defined neighborhood/community in Manila. The place was developed from South Harbor, the first of the two sections of the Port of Manila developed in the early 19th century. The North Harbor, separated by the Pasig River, is situated in the vicinity of Tondo.
As of the May 1, 2010 census, Port Area has a population of 57,405. The area is subdivided into five barangays named by numbers, from Barangay 649 to Barangay 653. The vast percentage of the population are living in informal settlements in Barangay 649.
To the north, Port Area is bounded by the Pasig River, separating the area from Tondo and San Nicolas areas of Manila. To the east, Bonifacio Drive separates the area from Intramuros, the oldest historic district of Manila. To the south, the 25th Street separates the area from Ermita, Manila. West of the Port Area is Manila Bay.
The Port Area and southern terminals of the Port of Manila are located on reclaimed lands. The old coastline is approximately where Bonifacio Drive is situated.
There Port Area is composed of five brangays. The largest barangay is Barangay 649, composed of the Bataan Shipping and Engineering Company (Baseco) Compound, a large reclaimed area now occupied by squatters that is also known as "Engineer's Island".
Jeep terminals in Pier 15 come from Malanday & Malinta in Valenzuela, Monumento/MCU in Caloocan, Retiro/La Loma, Munoz, Project 2 & 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, Philcoa, PAGASA, Balara & Fairview in Quezon City, Libertad in Pasay, and Blumentritt, Dapitan, Punta (Sta. Ana) & Sta. Cruz in Manila.
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