Kalayaan, Laguna

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Kalayaan
Municipality of Kalayaan
Kalayaan Plaza
Kalayaan Plaza
Official seal of Kalayaan
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Laguna's Symbol of Peace and Unity
Map of Laguna with Kalayaan highlighted
Map of Laguna with Kalayaan highlighted
Kalayaan is located in Philippines
Kalayaan
Kalayaan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°21′N 121°34′E / 14.35°N 121.57°E / 14.35; 121.57Coordinates: 14°21′N 121°34′E / 14.35°N 121.57°E / 14.35; 121.57
Country Philippines
RegionCalabarzon (Region IV-A)
ProvinceLaguna
District4th District
FoundedMay 17, 1956
Barangays3 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorSandy P. Laganapan
 • Vice MayorJohn Edward Kenneth M. Ragaza
 • CongressmanBenjamin C. Agarao Jr.
 • Electorate15,910 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total46.60 km2 (17.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total23,269
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4015
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)49
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)83,196,251.10 (2016)
Native languagesTagalog
Websitewww.kalayaanlaguna.gov.ph

Kalayaan, officially the Municipality of Kalayaan, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Kalayaan), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,269 people.[3]

Kalayaan is roughly rectangular in shape, with a hilly terrain on most of its eastern side, while relatively flat on its western side. Its highest elevations are from 400 to 418 metres. These are found in Sitio Santo Angel, Malaking Pulo, and Cabuhayan in Barangay San Juan, and Sitio Lamao in Barangay San Antonio. Approximately three fourths of the total land area are with terrain 300 metres above sea level. Its lowest points are from 5 to 20 metres along the western sections of Barangays San Juan and Longos towards Laguna de Bay.

The municipality was formerly called Longos until 1956 when it was changed to its present name.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Kalayaan is politically subdivided into 3 barangays:[2]

  • Longos (old capital town)
  • San Antonio
  • San Juan

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Kalayaan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 2,435—    
1918 3,103+1.63%
1939 3,519+0.60%
1948 3,817+0.91%
1960 5,007+2.29%
1970 6,957+3.34%
1975 8,501+4.10%
1980 10,247+3.81%
1990 13,118+2.50%
1995 16,955+4.92%
2000 19,580+3.13%
2007 21,203+1.10%
2010 20,944−0.45%
2015 23,269+2.02%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]
Kalayaan town hall

In the 2015 census, the population of Kalayaan, Laguna, was 23,269 people,[3] with a density of 500 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,300 inhabitants per square mile.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Laguna". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Republic Act No. 1417, PhilippineLaw, retrieved 2012
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Laguna". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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