Makati City (often known just as Makati) is part of Metro Manila. It is located in the northern part of the Philippines on the largest island called Luzon.
Although the City of Manila is officially the capital city of the Philippines, Makati is widely known as the financial, commercial and economic center of the country.
Makati is one of the sixteen cities (and one municipality) that make up the area called Metro Manila. It consists of 33 barangays (local government areas) which are divided into District 1 and District 2.