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Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Usage Filipino
Pronounced Pron. ma-la-BON  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

The City of Malabon was founded on May 21, 1599. It is one of the 16 cities making up the NCR of the Philippines. It has a land area of 15.71 km2 and has 365,525 people living in it as of the 2015 census.

Legend considers the city's name to be a contraction of the Tagalog phrase maraming labóng ("plenty of bamboo shoots"), as the place once abounded in this edible root. Originally called Tambobong (an early Tagalog word for barn made of bamboo), Malabon was founded as a visita (hamlet) of Tondo by the Augustinians on May 21, 1599. It remained under the administrative jurisdiction of the Province of Tondo from 1627 to 1688.
Added 1/28/2021 by I like old names
Edited 4/30/2021 by I like old names