Are you interested to learn what’s the total land area that is currently occupied by all SM Supermalls in the Philippines? To fill your curiosity, here are some fascinating information we’ve gathered on the Internet about the largest chain of malls in the country.
As of this writing, there are 52 SM Supermalls across the Philippines.
According to this list compiled by Wikipedia, which we’ve summed up, the total estimated land area occupied by those 52 malls is approximately 5,016,011 square meters (5 square kilometers) or 500 hectares.
To give you an idea how vast the size of that land is, here’s how it is compared to other places in the Philippines.
Interesting comparison to other places in the Philippines
1. The 5 square kilometers total estimated land area occupied by all SM Supermalls in the Philippines is 84 percent of the total land area of San Juan City in Metro Manila. San Juan City, with a total land area of 5.95 square kilometers, is the smallest city in the Philippines in terms of land area.
2. It is almost twice the total land area of Malate, a district of Manila with 57 barangays. Malate has a total land area of 2.6 square kilometers.
3. It is almost six times the size of Quiapo, another district of Manila with 16 barangays. Quiapo has a land area of 84.69 hectares or 0.8469 square kilometers.
4. It is 95 percent of the size of Barangay Bagong Silang or Barangay 176 in Caloocan City. Bagong Silang is the largest barangay in the Philippines in terms of land area and population. It has a total land area of 524.68 hectares or 5.2468 square kilometers.
5. It is almost half the size of Boracay Island in the province of Aklan. The island of Boracay has a total estimated land area of 10.32 square kilometers.
6. It is 1 square kilometer larger than the total land area of Spratly Islands. The total land area of Spratly Islands is approximately 4 square kilometers.
7. The Philippines has a total land area of approximately 343,448 square kilometers. The total estimated land area currently occupied by all SM Supermalls is only 0.001456 percent of the total land area of the Philippines.
More interesting facts about SM Supermalls
Here are some more things you should know about SM Supermalls:
1. The total floor area of all SM Supermalls across the Philippines is approximately 6.6 million square meters (6.6 square kilometers) or 600 hectares.
2. SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City is the largest mall in the Philippines in terms of gross leasable area. It occupies a land area of approximately 10 hectares and has an estimated total retail floor area of 506,435 square meters (5,451,220 sq ft), making it also the third largest mall in the world behind China’s New South China Mall and Golden Resources Mall.
3. SM City North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia are the 2nd and 3rd largest malls in the Philippines, respectively. They are also the 4th and 10th largest in the world in terms of gross leasable area, respectively. SM City North EDSA has a total retail floor area of 482,878 square meters while SM Mall of Asia has 406,962 square meters.
4. There are currently 52 SM Supermalls operating in the Philippines. Three more SM Supermalls are expected to open this year, while 4 are expected to open in the next few years.
5. There are more than 15,000 tenants and more than 50,000 parking slots in all SM Supermalls in the Philippines.
6. SM Supermalls, the largest chain of malls in the Philippines, is owned by SM Prime Holdings, Inc. or SM Prime, a publicly listed company founded by Henry Sy – the current richest man in the Philippines.
7. SM Prime generated a consolidated revenue of P66.2 billion and earned a net income of P18.4 billion in 2014.
8. SM Group employs more than 38,000 employees.
Filipinos love going to malls to shop, dine, watch movies, or just roam around and have fun with their family and friends. SM Supermalls also help the Philippine economy by providing thousands of jobs to Filipinos and remitting billions of taxes to the government.
SM Group, through SM Foundation, is also active in its corporate social initiatives by providing aids to Filipinos in need, such as education, health and housing. The Foundation also provided emergency response, relief and assistance to Haiyan survivors in the Visayas.
SM Supermall has been a traditional symbol of progress to any place in the Philippines. A city is already considered by many Filipinos as highly urbanized if it already has a SM Supermall.
However, let’s not forget that progress is not only measured by the colossal buildings built in our land. In fact, Qatar, Luxembourg, Norway and Singapore (four of the 5 richest countries in the world) don’t have any shopping mall that is in the top 100 largest shopping malls in the world. In contrast, the Philippines have 23 shopping malls included in that list.
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