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Malabon

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Malabon, officially the City of Malabon, is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. According to the, it has a population of. Located just north of Manila, it is primarily a residential and industrial town and is one of the most densely populated cities in the metropolis. It has a total land area of 15.96 square kilometers.Malabon is part of the sub-region of Metro Manila informally called CAMANAVA, which consists of CAloocan, MAlabon, NAvotas, and VAlenzuela cities. Caloocan lies to the south and east, Navotas to the west, and Valenzuela to the north. Malabon also borders the town of Obando in the province of Bulacan to the northwest.HistoryMalabon, per legend, came from the words maraming labong which means "plenty of labong", the edible bamboo shoots. Originally called the town of Tambobong, Malabon was founded as a “Visita” of Tondo by the Augustinian friars on May 21, 1599 and remained under the administrative jurisdiction of the province of Tondo from 1627 to 1688.Malabon played an important economic role in the late 19th century as evidenced by the establishment of the La Princesa Tabacalera in 1851 and the Malabon Sugar Company in 1878. La Princesa was under the corporate umbrella of Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinas which was owned by the King of Spain, while the latter pioneered the refined sugar industry in the Philippines.
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