During the reign of Sultan Bolkiah from 1485 to 1521, the Sultanate of Brunei invaded, wanting to take advantage of Tondo's trade with China by attacking its environs and establishing the Muslim Rajahnate of Maynilà (كوتا سلودوڠ; Kota Seludong).
The rajahnate was ruled under and gave yearly tribute to the Sultanate of Brunei as a satellite state.
The term "Manila" is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area, the greater metropolitan area or the city proper.
The officially-defined metropolitan area called Metro Manila, the capital region of the Philippines, includes the much larger Quezon City and the Makati Central Business District.
As nilà products were distributed in other places, people came to refer to the area as Sa may Nilà, Tagalog for "the place where there are nilàs".
The word nilà itself is probably from the Sanskrit nila (नील), meaning "indigo tree".
It is the most populous region of the country, one of the most populous urban areas in the world, The City of Manila is located on the eastern shores of the Manila Bay.
The Pasig River flows through the middle of the city, dividing it into the north and south.Maynilà, the Filipino name for the city, originated from the word nilà, referring to a flowering mangrove tree that grew on the delta of the Pasig River and the shores of Manila Bay.The flowers were made into garlands that, according to folklore, were offered to statues on religious altars or in churches.Manila is made up of 16 districts: Binondo, Ermita, Intramuros, Malate, Paco, Pandacan, Port Area, Quiapo, Sampaloc, San Andres, San Miguel, San Nicolas, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santa Mesa and Tondo.Manila is also made up of Six Congressional Districts that represents the city on the Lower House of the Philippine Congress.Silver that was mined in Mexico and Peru was exchanged for Chinese silk, Indian gems and the spices of Southeast Asia.