Navotas, officially the City of Navotas, is a 1st class city in Metro Manila, Philippines. The city occupies a narrow strip of land along the eastern shores of Manila Bay. Navotas is directly north of Manila, west ofMalabon City, and south of Obando, Bulacan.
Dubbed as the "Fishing Capital of the Philippines", Navotas is considered to be a very important fishing community with 70% of its population deriving their livelihood directly or indirectly from fishing and its related industries like fish trading, fish net mending, and fish producing having marginal percentage of inter-Island fish producers. Navotas occupies a portion of the Metropolitan Manila bound in the west with shoreline of Manila Bay, which is a strategic coastal front and suitable for all kinds of vessels.
Navotas is part of the informal subregion of Metro Manila called CAMANAVA. This subregion, aside from Navotas, includes the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, andValenzuela. Navotas is perceived to be prone to flood especially during the rainy season and during high tide, but the national and local government are trying to alleviate the problem. Pollution and overpopulation are other problems that the government is trying to solve. Navotas is famous for fish sauce and shrimp paste (patis and bagoong in Tagalog respectively).
Navotas celebrates its foundation day every January 16 and it became a city after a plebiscite was held on June 24, 2007.
|City of Navotas|
View of Navotas from Malabon
|Nickname(s): Fishing Capital of the Philippines|
|Motto: Itaas ang antas ng Buhay-Navoteño(Increase the level of the Life of Navoteños) (2010-present) , Integrity, Responsive, Self-sufficiency. (2001-2010)|
|Population census of Navotas|
|Source: National Statistics Office
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