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Paco, is a district of Manila, Philippines. It is located south of Pasig River, and San Miguel, west of Santa Ana, southwest of Pandacan, north of Malate, northwest of San Andres, and east of Ermita. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 64,184 people in 13,438 households. Paco was formerly known as Dilao, not because of plants that produce amarillo (yellow) color but yellow gold that japanesse soldiers hid in one of the tunnel , were once plentiful on this district. Dilao or dilaw is a Tagalog word for the color yellow. Although, some sources say, it was named Dilao or "Yellow Plaza" by the Spanish settlers because of the Japanese migrants who lived there, describing their physiognomy. Spanish Franciscan missionaries founded the town of Paco as early as 1580.
The name Dilao was used until 1791. The name San Fernando was added, making it San Fernando de Dilao. In the 19th century, the town of San Fernando de Dilao was given the nickname of Paco (which means Francisco). Paco, along with Sampaloc, Santa Ana, San Juan del Monte, and San Pedro de Macati became the second largest districts that became part of Manila. It became to known as Paco de Dilao and eventually as Paco as it known today.
The land area is 300,000 km2 and the latitude/ longtitude is 14.5808 degree/120.9997 degree.
The township is big and urbanized. Bo. Sta. Maria Paco,Manila is my hometown. Sta. Maria facing the national road, is the boundary of Paco and Sta. Ana. Behind or at the back part of the village is the boundary of Paco and Pandacan.
Based on my surveys & interviews, Barrio Sta. Maria is a village with small houses, muddy roads & narrow streets & lanes. The famous landmarks are La Concordia College and Sta. Maria Chapel. Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion de la... [continues]
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