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San Jose del Monte

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San Jose del Monte is the a large city in the province of Bulаcan. It borders with Calоocan town and Quеzon City, which are belonging to the agglomeration of Metro Manila. In recent years, the economy of San Jose del Monte steady rises. In the city are offices of the largest bank in the country, a lot of chains of quick-service fast-food, and other businesses enterprises, which is providing the local employment.  

The settlement of San Jose dеl Monte was founded by the Spaniards in 1752s, for the construction of the city colonialists chose uninhabited area, where was no locals people, in the west of the Luzon island. Today the city is considered as an ideal place for a quiet and peaceful life due to its proximity to Manila and Quеzon City. The town occupies the 19th place in the lest of the most populated cities in the Philippines. Today the city has about 450,000 residents, San Jose del Monte has an extensive hotel network, because the city authorities are developing the tourism industry about the past two decades. In the recent years, in San Jose del Monte were opened lots of modern entertainment centers, as well as galleries and concert halls. The high level of infrastructure development and leisure entertainment industry provide a large number of tourists.

Unfortunately, the rapid military past of San Josе del Monte is not allowed to keep most of the historic buildings, which were built during the time of Spanish colonization. Many sights were destroyed in the late 19th century during the Philippine Revolution of the mid of the 20th century when Japanese occupied the city.

For nowadays one of the famous extant attractions of the city is Grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes(a replica of the grotto, which is located in the French town of Lourdes). There is an artificially constructed Mount Calvary with a full height statues, which are depicting the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Especially a lot of people are gathered at the Grotto during the Lent. 

Country Philippines
International title San Jose del Monte
Population 357,828 people
Timezone Asia/Manila
State Central Luzon
Geographic coordinates Latitude: 14.81389 x Longitude: 121.04528

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