Real, Quezon

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Real
Municipality
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Official seal of Real
Seal
Map of Quezon showin the location of Real
Map of Quezon showin the location of Real
Real is located in Philippines
Real
Real
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°40′N 121°36′E / 14.667°N 121.600°E / 14.667; 121.600Coordinates: 14°40′N 121°36′E / 14.667°N 121.600°E / 14.667; 121.600
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon
District 1st District of Quezon
Founded 1960
Barangays 17
Government
 • Mayor Joel Amando A. Diestro
 • Vice Mayor Edith C. Escama
Area[1]
 • Total 563.89 km2 (217.72 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 35,189
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4335
Dialing code 42
Income class 1st Class; Partially Urban
Website www.realquezon.ph

Reál is a first class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 35,189 people.[2] This coastal town, located on the eastern shores of Luzon facing the Philippine Sea, is noted for its rural beach resorts.

Geography[edit]

Real is a small town facing the Pacific Ocean, approximately 133 kilometres (83 mi) from the Quezon capital Lucena City and 145 kilometres (90 mi) from Manila. Real has 17 barangays: 14 rural and 3 urban. Its total land area is 563.8 km², the second largest in the province.

Real has many tourist spots, the zigzag road views, Balagbag Falls, river scenery, Baluti Island and the beaches that attract tourists during summer time.

Barangays[edit]

Real is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[1]

  • Poblacion I (Barangay 1)
  • Capalong
  • Cawayan
  • Kiloloron
  • Llavac
  • Lubayat
  • Malapad
  • Maragondon
  • Pandan
  • Tanauan
  • Tignoan
  • Ungos
  • Poblacion 61 (Barangay 2)
  • Maunlad
  • Bagong Silang
  • Masikap
  • Tagumpay

History[edit]

Spanish forces landed at the site of Real early in the colonization period, calling it Puerto Real. Spanish galleons and ships docked at the port reinforced forces stationed at the nearby place "Binangonan del Ampon" known now as Infanta.

Formerly a barrio of Infanta, Real was created into a municipal district with a set of government comprising the barrios of Llavac, Cawayan, Capalong, Tignoan, Kiloloron, Lubayat and Pandan which were all segregated from the mothertown of Infanta. This was by the virtue of Executive Order No. 410 dated December 15, 1960, by President Carlos P. Garcia.

In December 2004, Real was hit hard by Typhoons Violeta, Winnie, and Yoyong. About 500 people were either killed or missing.

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Real
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 20,475 —    
1995 27,641 +6.19%
2000 30,684 +2.11%
2007 33,073 +1.08%
2010 35,189 +2.09%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Province: QUEZON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 

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