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Government

Quezon City is governed by a mayor and a vice mayor elected to three-year terms. The Mayor is the chief executive, while the Vice Mayor is the presiding officer of the legislative body, called the City Council or Sangguniang Panglungsod. The Council has 24 regular council members who are joined by the president of the city chapter of the Liga ng mga Barangay and the president of the Panglunsod na Pederasyon ng Sangguniang Kabataan.

The chief executive of the present administration is Mayor Ma. Josefina “Joy” Belmonte while the Vice-Mayor is Gian Carlo G. Sotto. Quezon City is divided into 142 barangays organized into four congressional districts where each district is represented by a congressman in the House of Representatives.

Facts and Figures

1. Land area

With a land area of 161.126 sq. km. or 16,112.8 hectares,).  Quezon City is more than four times the size of Manila, nearly six times the expanse of Makati, and more than 14 times bigger than Mandaluyong.  Iit is almost one-fourth the expanse of Metro Manila.

2. Geography

Quezon City is located near the center of Metro Manila, towards its northeastern portion.  It is bordered by Manila to the southwest, by Caloocan City and Valenzuela City to the west and northwest. Towards the south, lies San Juan and Mandaluyong City, while Marikina City and Pasig City borders Quezon City to the southeast. Towards the north, across Marilao River, lies San Jose del Monte City in the province of Bulacan, and towards the east, lies Rodriguez and San Mateo, both in the province of Rizal.
Located at the heart of Metro Manila, Quezon City is also its strategic convergence point for the metropolitan road and transportation networks, making the City an ideal distribution hub.  It is easily accessible from the major highways, thoroughfares and mass rail transit systems of the metropolis.

3. Population

Being the largest city in the Metro Manila, Quezon City has an estimated population of 3,085,786 in 2014, with a 2.42% annual growth rate. The city holds the 23.3% of Metro Manila’s total population. The city is considered as one of the melting pots of the region since it has welcomed different cultures, with hundreds of constituents from other parts of the country travelling to it every year. Population density is 19,151 persons per square kilometer.

Language

The National language is Filipino, but English is the widely used language for trade, government, media and education.

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