Barangay Palanan is one of the seven (7) barangays comprising the Westside Cluster or Cluster 2 in the first district of Makati. It has a land area of 0.6499 square kilometers which occupies 2.4% of the City’s total land area. Based on the 2010 Census of population released by the National Statistics Office, Palanan has a percentage share of 3.3% or 17,283 versus the City’s population with a density of 27 persons per 1,000 square meters. This barangay is a predominantly residential area.
Palanan is bounded by the City of Manila in the north, Barangay San Isidro in the south, Barangay San Antonio in the east and Pasay City in the west.
Recognized structures located in the barangay include Palanan Elementary School, Fire substation located at Casino St. and the Police Station Precinct 2.