Manilla / Filipijnen
Manila has been the capital of the Philippines on the east bank of Manila Bay since 1975. It is located on the main island of Luzon and is one of the 16 other cities and municipalities that together form the Metro Manila region. In the entire region of Manila live almost 15 million people, in the actual city about 1.5 million people. Manila was occupied during the Pacific war by Japanese troops on January 2, 1942. After the successful landing of Americans on Luzon, the reconquering campaign began on February 5, 1945 under the leadership of the General Douglas MacArthur.