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Laguna
Province
Laguna Provincial Capitol
Laguna Provincial Capitol
Banner o Laguna
Banner
Offeecial seal o Laguna
Seal
Nickname(s): "The Resort Capital, Detroit and Silicon Valley of The Philippines"[1][2]
Motto: Bagong LagUNA, Una sa Lahat!
(New Laguna, Always First!)
Map o the Philippines wi Laguna heichlichtit
Map o the Philippines wi Laguna heichlichtit
Coordinates: 14°10′N 121°20′E / 14.167°N 121.333°E / 14.167; 121.333Coordinates: 14°10′N 121°20′E / 14.167°N 121.333°E / 14.167; 121.333
Kintra Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Foondit 28 Julie 1571[3][4]
Caipital Santa Cruz
Govrenment
 • Teep Province o the Philippines
 • Govrenor Emilio Ramon Ejercito (UNA)
 • Vice Govrenor Ramil Hernandez (Nacionalista)
Aurie[5]
 • Tot 1,917.85 km2 (740.49 sq mi)
Aurie rank 63rd oot o 81
Population (2010)[6]
 • Tot 2,669,847
 • Rank 6t oot o 81
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
 • Density rank 3rd oot o 81
Diveesions
 • Independent ceeties 0
 • Component ceeties 6
 • Municipalities 24
 • Barangays 674
 • Destricts 1st tae 4t destricts of Laguna
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP Code 4000 to 4033
Dialin code 49
ISO 3166 code PH-LAG
Spoken leids Tagalog, Inglis
Wabsteid www.laguna.gov.ph

Laguna (PSGC: 035400000), offeecially kent as the Province of Laguna (Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Laguna), is a province o the Philippines foond in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. It hugs the soothren shores o Laguna de Bay, the lairgest loch in the kintra. The ceety wi the heichest population (based on 2010 census) is Calamba, while the least populatit is the Municipality o Famy.[7]

Laguna is notable as the birthplace o Jose Rizal, the kintra's naitional hero. It is famous for attractions like Pagsanjan Falls an aw, the University of the Philippines Los Baños campus, the hot spring resorts o Los Baños an Calamba on the slopes o Munt Makiling, Pila historic toun plaza, Taytay Falls in Majayjay, the firth carvins an papier-mâché creatit bi the fowk o Paeté, the annual Sampaguita Festival in San Pedro, the turumba o Pakil, the tsinelas fuitwears frae Liliw, the Pandan Festival o Luisiana, the Seven Lakes of San Pablo (the first ceety in the province),the Hidden Valley Springs in Calauan, an the Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery in Nagcarlan

Laguna is the seicont ISO 9001:2008 certifee'd province in the Philippines.[8]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Laguna lees on the soothren shores o Laguna de Bay, the lairgest loch in the kintra. On the soothren border o the province are Munt. Makiling an Mt. Banáhaw, baith are lang dormant volcanoes, but still sources o geothermal energy. Mt. Makiling is popular for the numerous hot spring resorts that are foond on its slopes. Pagsanjan Falls, is a popular watterfaw that tumbles doun a deep gorge in the hills.

The eastren portion o Laguna straddles the soothmaist portions o the Sierra Madre muntain range.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is relatively dry frae November tae Apryle an wet durin the rest o the year for a smaw portion near the soothren boondar. The ither pairts, wast o Santa Cruz municipality, experience a dry saison frae November tae Apryle an rainy saison durin the rest o the year. The eastren an soothren maist portions dae no hae distinct saison, wi rainfaw mair evenly distributit throuoot the year.

Subdiveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Laguna is subdividit intae 24 municipalities an 6 ceeties.

City or Municipality Type and income class[9] District[9] Area
(km²)[9]
Population
(2010)[7]
Pop. Density
(per km²)
No. of
Barangays
Mayor
Biñan 1st Cless Component Ceety 1st District 43.50 283,396 6,500 24 Marlyn "Len-Len" B. Alonte-Naguiat
Cabuyao 1st Cless Component Ceety 2nd District 43.30 248,436 5,700 18 Isidro "Jun" L. Hemedes, Jr.
Calamba 1st Cless Component Ceety 2nd District 149.50 389,377 2,600 54 Justin Marc SB. Chipeco
San Pablo 1st Cless Component Ceety 3rd District 197.60 248,890 1,300 80 Loreto Amante
San Pedro 1st Cless Component Ceety 1st District 24.05 294,310 12,000 20 Lourdes S. Cataquiz
Santa Rosa 1st Cless Component Ceety 1st Destrict 54.13 284,670 5,300 18 Arlene B. Arcillas-Nazareno
Alaminos 3rd Cless municipality 3rd District 57.46 43,526 757.5 15 Eladio Magampon
Bay 2nt Cless municipality 2nt Destrict 42.66 55,698 1,300 15 Bruno Ramos
Calauan 2nt Cless municipality 3rd District 65.40 74,890 1,100 17 George Berris
Cavinti 3rd Cless municipality 4th District 125.54 20,809 170 19 Melbert Oliveros
Famy 5t Class municipality 4t Destrict 53.06 15,021 280 20 Renonia B. Muramatsu
Kalayaan 3rd Cless municipality 4t Destrict 46.60 20,944 450 3 Teodoro A. Adao, Jr.
Liliw 4t Cless municipality 3rd Destrict 39.10 33,851 870 33 Cesar C. Sulibit
Los Baños 1 1st Cless municipality 2nt Destrict 54.22 101,884 1,900 14 Caesar Perez
Luisiana 4t Cless municipality 4t Destrict 73.31 20,148 270 23 Nestor Rondilla
Lumban 3rd Class municipality 4t Destrict 96.08 29,470 310 16 Reynato Añonuevo
Mabitac 5t Cless municipality 4t Destrict 80.76 18,618 230 15 Ronald Sana
Magdalena 4t Cless municipality 4t Destrict 34.88 22,976 660 24 David Aventurado Jr.
Majayjay 4t Cless municipality 4t Destrict 69.58 26,547 380 40 Victorino C. Rodillas
Nagcarlan 2nt Cless municipality 3rd Destrict 78.10 59,726 760 52 Nelson Osuna
Paete 4t Cless municipality 4t Destrict 39.47 23,523 600 9 Mutuk Bagabaldo
Pagsanjan 2nt Cless municipality 4t Destrict 26.36 39,313 1,500 16 Girlie "Maita Sanchez" Ejercito
Pakil 5t Cless municipality 4t Destrict 46.50 20,822 450 13 Vipops R. Martinez
Pangil 4t Cless municipality 4t Destrict 45.03 23,201 520 8 Jovit Reyes
Pila 3rd Cless municipality 4t Destrict 31.20 46,534 1,500 17 Boy Quiat
Rizal 5t Cless municipality 3rd Destrict 27.90 15,518 560 11 Antonino A. Aurelio
Santa Cruz 1st Cless municipality 4t Destrict 38.59 110,943 2,900 26 Domingo Dennis G. Panganiban
Santa Maria 4t Cless municipality 4t Destrict 108.40 26,839 250 25 Cindy Carolino
Siniloan 2nt Cless municipality 4t Destrict 64.51 35,363 550 20 Eduardo Tibay
Victoria 4t Cless municipality 3rd District 22.35 34,604 1,500 9 Raul Gonzalez

1 Los Baños wis declared as the "Special Science and Nature City of the Philippines" throu Presidential Proclamation No. 349.[10] This proclamation does no convert the municipality tae a ceety or give it corporate pouers that are accordit tae ither ceeties.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Laguna, pangunahing lugar na puntahan, tirhan, at pangalakalan". Philippine Information Agency.
  2. "Province Profile". Provincial Government of Laguna.
  3. "28 JULY 1571: The Foundation date of the Province of Laguna". Academia.edu.
  4. Young historian finds Laguna birth date|Inquirer News
  5. "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  6. "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities" (PDF). 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  8. PGL now ISO 9001:2008 certified
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Province: LAGUNA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  10. "Los Baños". Laguna Travel Guide. 2000-09-17. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 

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