Quezon

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Quezon
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities1
Municipalities39
Barangays [note]1,209
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Sibuyan Sea
Area (2007) [note]8,989.39 km2 (3,470.82 sq mi)
Population (2015) [note]1,856,582
Density (2015) [note]207 / km2 (535 / sq mi)
[note] Figures exclude highly urbanized cities

Quezon is a province in the Philippines situated in the CALABARZON region occupying the central section of Luzon.

The province has a land area of 8,989.39 square kilometers or 3,470.82 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,856,582. This represented 12.88% of the total population of the CALABARZON region, 3.23% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 1.84% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 207 inhabitants per square kilometer or 535 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Quezon is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Philippine Sea, Lamon Bay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Ragay Gulf, Sibuyan Sea, Tayabas Bay, Batangas, Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan.

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Local government units

Quezon has 39 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 1,209. The City of Lucena serves as the provincial capital, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Agdanganmunicipality12,85111,5672.02%31.54 km2 (12.18 sq mi)407 / km2 (1,055 / sq mi)12
Alabatmunicipality15,63016,120-0.59%57.61 km2 (22.24 sq mi)271 / km2 (703 / sq mi)19
Atimonanmunicipality63,43261,5870.56%239.66 km2 (92.53 sq mi)265 / km2 (686 / sq mi)42
Buenavistamunicipality30,04729,0530.64%161.35 km2 (62.30 sq mi)186 / km2 (482 / sq mi)37
Burdeosmunicipality26,76024,1661.96%199.82 km2 (77.15 sq mi)134 / km2 (347 / sq mi)14
Calauagmunicipality73,13969,2231.05%324.71 km2 (125.37 sq mi)225 / km2 (583 / sq mi)81
Candelariamunicipality117,434110,5701.15%129.10 km2 (49.85 sq mi)910 / km2 (2,356 / sq mi)25
Catanauanmunicipality71,07365,8321.47%253.07 km2 (97.71 sq mi)281 / km2 (727 / sq mi)46
Doloresmunicipality28,89127,7020.80%62.60 km2 (24.17 sq mi)462 / km2 (1,195 / sq mi)16
General Lunamunicipality26,49425,3730.83%101.02 km2 (39.00 sq mi)262 / km2 (679 / sq mi)27
General Nakarmunicipality29,70525,9732.59%1,343.75 km2 (518.82 sq mi)22 / km2 (57 / sq mi)19
Guinayanganmunicipality45,15541,6691.54%214.12 km2 (82.67 sq mi)211 / km2 (546 / sq mi)54
Gumacamunicipality73,87769,6181.14%189.65 km2 (73.22 sq mi)390 / km2 (1,009 / sq mi)59
Infantamunicipality69,07964,8181.22%342.76 km2 (132.34 sq mi)202 / km2 (522 / sq mi)36
Jomaligmunicipality7,4176,8841.43%56.65 km2 (21.87 sq mi)131 / km2 (339 / sq mi)5
Lopezmunicipality95,16791,0740.84%355.38 km2 (137.21 sq mi)268 / km2 (694 / sq mi)95
Lucbanmunicipality51,47546,6981.87%130.46 km2 (50.37 sq mi)395 / km2 (1,022 / sq mi)32
Macalelonmunicipality28,18826,4191.24%124.05 km2 (47.90 sq mi)227 / km2 (588 / sq mi)30
Maubanmunicipality63,81961,1410.82%415.98 km2 (160.61 sq mi)153 / km2 (397 / sq mi)40
Mulanaymunicipality53,12350,8260.85%420.00 km2 (162.16 sq mi)126 / km2 (328 / sq mi)28
Padre Burgosmunicipality22,46020,1612.08%69.10 km2 (26.68 sq mi)325 / km2 (842 / sq mi)22
Pagbilaomunicipality75,02365,9962.47%170.96 km2 (66.01 sq mi)439 / km2 (1,137 / sq mi)27
Panukulanmunicipality13,54612,5111.52%226.61 km2 (87.49 sq mi)60 / km2 (155 / sq mi)12
Patnanunganmunicipality14,60613,8651.00%139.20 km2 (53.75 sq mi)105 / km2 (272 / sq mi)6
Perezmunicipality12,17312,0390.21%57.46 km2 (22.19 sq mi)212 / km2 (549 / sq mi)14
Pitogomunicipality23,01921,3801.42%73.39 km2 (28.34 sq mi)314 / km2 (812 / sq mi)39
Plaridelmunicipality10,93510,2381.26%35.05 km2 (13.53 sq mi)312 / km2 (808 / sq mi)9
Polillomunicipality30,58228,1251.61%253.00 km2 (97.68 sq mi)121 / km2 (313 / sq mi)20
Quezonmunicipality15,22815,1420.11%71.22 km2 (27.50 sq mi)214 / km2 (554 / sq mi)24
Realmunicipality35,97935,1890.42%563.89 km2 (217.72 sq mi)64 / km2 (165 / sq mi)17
Sampalocmunicipality13,90713,1071.13%104.78 km2 (40.46 sq mi)133 / km2 (344 / sq mi)14
San Andresmunicipality35,78033,5861.21%60.99 km2 (23.55 sq mi)587 / km2 (1,519 / sq mi)7
San Antoniomunicipality33,46731,6811.05%172.93 km2 (66.77 sq mi)194 / km2 (501 / sq mi)20
San Franciscomunicipality61,47357,9791.12%303.96 km2 (117.36 sq mi)202 / km2 (524 / sq mi)16
San Narcisomunicipality48,46145,3861.26%263.58 km2 (101.77 sq mi)184 / km2 (476 / sq mi)24
Sariayamunicipality148,980138,8941.34%212.16 km2 (81.92 sq mi)702 / km2 (1,819 / sq mi)43
Tagkawayanmunicipality51,83250,8330.37%534.35 km2 (206.31 sq mi)97 / km2 (251 / sq mi)45
Tayabascity (CC)99,77991,4281.68%230.95 km2 (89.17 sq mi)432 / km2 (1,119 / sq mi)66
Tiaongmunicipality99,71291,5991.63%168.38 km2 (65.01 sq mi)592 / km2 (1,534 / sq mi)31
Unisanmunicipality26,88425,1861.25%124.15 km2 (47.93 sq mi)217 / km2 (561 / sq mi)36
Quezon Total1,856,5821,740,6381.24%8,989.39 km2 (3,470.82 sq mi)207 / km2 (535 / sq mi)1,209

Historical population

The population of Quezon grew from 561,335 in 1960 to 1,856,582 in 2015, an increase of 1,295,247 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.24%, or an increase of 115,944 people, from the previous population of 1,740,638 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
139,206
193,9292.12%
318,5982.51%
360,8021.28%
561,3353.96%
825,8593.85%
933,5662.49%
1,021,3971.81%
1,221,8311.81%
1,359,9922.03%
1,482,9551.87%
1,646,5101.45%
1,740,6382.04%
1,856,5821.24%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Quezon as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LZ)
  • MSR Diversion Road
  • Quirino Highway

Secondary Roads

  • Abuyon-Buenavista Road
  • Famy-Real-Infanta-Dinahican Port Road
  • Gumaca-Pitogo-Mulanay-San Narciso Road
  • Junction Lucban-Luisiana Road
  • Lucena Airport Road
  • Lucena Cotta Port Road
  • Lucena-Dalahican Port Road
  • Lucena-Tayabas-Lucban-Sampaloc-Mauban Port Road
  • Lucena-Tayabas-Mauban Port Road
  • Mauban-Tignoan Road
  • MSR Junction Lopez-Hondagua Port Road
  • MSR Junction-Lopez-Buenavista Road
  • MSR Old Route
  • Mulanay-San Francisco Road
  • P. Burgos-Pototanin Junction
  • Quezon-Batangas Road
  • San Francisco-San Andres-San Narciso Road
  • Tayabas-Mainit-Mauban Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Candelaria Bypass Road
  • Catanauan-Buenavista Road
  • Daang Maharlika Junction-Atimonan Poblacion Road
  • Junction MSR-Old Zigzag Road
  • Junction Poblacion Real-Ungos Port Road
  • Lucban-Majayjay Road
  • Lucena-Cadre Road
  • Lutucan-Guisguis Port Road
  • Marikina-Infanta Road
  • MSR Junction Tiaong-Dolores Road
  • MSR Junction-Lopez-Catanauan Road
  • Pitogo Junction-Poblacion Road
  • Quezon-Alabat-Perez Road
  • San Juan-Candelaria Junction-Candelaria-Bolboc Road
  • San Pablo Boundary-Dolores-Pinagdanglayan Road
  • Tagkawayan Poblacion Road
  • Talaba-Summit-Panaon Road
  • Tiaong Bypass Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,856,582, ranked 13 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 3,470.82 square kilometers, ranked 9 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 207 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 41 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.24%, ranked 48 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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