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Official seal of Liliw

Nickname(s): Tsinelas Capital of the Philippines[1]

/ Footwear Capital of the Philippines
Map of Laguna showing the location of Liliw
Map of Laguna showing the location of Liliw
Liliw is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°08′N 121°26′E / 14.133°N 121.433°E / 14.133; 121.433Coordinates: 14°08′N 121°26′E / 14.133°N 121.433°E / 14.133; 121.433
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Laguna
District 3rd district of Laguna
Founded August 29, 1571
Renamed back to Liliw June 11, 1965
Barangays 33
 • Mayor Ericson Jovellano Sulibit
 • Total 39.10 km2 (15.10 sq mi)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 33,851
 • Density 870/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4004
IDD:area code +63 (0)49
Income class 4th

Liliw is a fourth class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is one of the highland towns forming the southern extremity of the province. It is situated at the foot of Mt. Banahaw. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 33,851.[4]

Liliw has a total land area of 3,910 hectares (9,700 acres).[3] It is bounded on the north-west by Sta. Cruz; north-east by Magdalena; on the east by Majayjay; on the west by Nagcarlan; and on the south by Dolores, Quezon.

Liliw is perhaps best known for its cold water spring resorts, native homemade sweets and a sizeable shoe industry that rivals that of Marikina City.


Liliw is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.[3]

  • Bagong Anyo (Pob.)
  • Bayate
  • Bongkol
  • Bubukal
  • Cabuyew
  • Calumpang
  • Culoy
  • Dagatan
  • Daniw
  • Dita
  • Ibabang Palina
  • Ibabang San Roque
  • Ibabang Sungi
  • Ibabang Taykin
  • Ilayang Palina
  • Ilayang San Roque
  • Ilayang Sungi
  • Ilayang Taykin
  • Kanlurang Bukal
  • Laguan
  • Luquin
  • Malabo-Kalantukan
  • Masikap (Pob.)
  • Maslun (Pob.)
  • Mojon
  • Novaliches
  • Oples
  • Pag-asa (Pob.)
  • Palayan
  • Rizal (Pob.)
  • San Isidro
  • Silangang Bukal
  • Tuy-Baanan


Founded in 1571 by Gat Tayaw, the small town of Liliw is nestled at the foot of Mount Banahaw, 17 kilometres (11 mi) away from Santa Cruz, Laguna's capital.

According to a story, Liliw got its name from a bird. It was said that Gat Tayaw and his followers decided to erect a bamboo pole and to name the town after the bird that would first alight at the top of the pole within four days. A crow, however, was the first bird to alight on the pole. A crow was considered bad and so Gat Tayaw and his men moved south and erected another bamboo pole. A beautiful bird alighted on the pole and sang, "Liw, Liw, Liw". Thus the town became Liliw.

Throughout the Spanish regime, the name Liliw was used. When the Americans came, it became Lilio since the Americans found it easier to pronounce it than Liliw. However, on June 11, 1965, the municipal council passed Resolution No. 38-S-65 which declared Liliw as the official name and spelling of the town. This was to avoid confusion in pronouncing and spelling the name of the town.


Population census of Liliw
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 21,911 —    
1995 24,434 +2.06%
2000 27,537 +2.60%
2007 32,727 +2.41%
2010 33,851 +1.24%
Source: National Statistics Office[4]

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  1. ^ Manila Shopper - Footwear Shopping in Liliw
  2. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Province: LAGUNA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 

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