Quezon

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Quezon
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
CapitalLucena
Total local government units
Highly urbanized cities1
Cities1
Municipalities39
Barangays [note]1,242
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 per km2
(535 per sq. mi)
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[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. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,856,582 representing 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 such 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.

Local government units

Quezon has 39 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 1,242. The City of Lucena serves as the provincial capital, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as a highly urbanized city.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Agdanganmun12,851
(0.69%)
11,5672.02%31.54 km2
(12.18 sq mi)
407 per km2
(1,055 per sq mi)
12
Alabatmun15,630
(0.84%)
16,120-0.59%57.61 km2
(22.24 sq mi)
271 per km2
(703 per sq mi)
19
Atimonanmun63,432
(3.42%)
61,5870.56%239.66 km2
(92.53 sq mi)
265 per km2
(686 per sq mi)
42
Buenavistamun30,047
(1.62%)
29,0530.64%161.35 km2
(62.30 sq mi)
186 per km2
(482 per sq mi)
37
Burdeosmun26,760
(1.44%)
24,1661.96%199.82 km2
(77.15 sq mi)
134 per km2
(347 per sq mi)
14
Calauagmun73,139
(3.94%)
69,2231.05%324.71 km2
(125.37 sq mi)
225 per km2
(583 per sq mi)
81
Candelariamun117,434
(6.33%)
110,5701.15%129.10 km2
(49.85 sq mi)
910 per km2
(2,356 per sq mi)
25
Catanauanmun71,073
(3.83%)
65,8321.47%253.07 km2
(97.71 sq mi)
281 per km2
(727 per sq mi)
46
Doloresmun28,891
(1.56%)
27,7020.80%62.60 km2
(24.17 sq mi)
462 per km2
(1,195 per sq mi)
16
General Lunamun26,494
(1.43%)
25,3730.83%101.02 km2
(39.00 sq mi)
262 per km2
(679 per sq mi)
27
General Nakarmun29,705
(1.60%)
25,9732.59%1,343.75 km2
(518.82 sq mi)
22 per km2
(57 per sq mi)
19
Guinayanganmun45,155
(2.43%)
41,6691.54%214.12 km2
(82.67 sq mi)
211 per km2
(546 per sq mi)
54
Gumacamun73,877
(3.98%)
69,6181.14%189.65 km2
(73.22 sq mi)
390 per km2
(1,009 per sq mi)
59
Infantamun69,079
(3.72%)
64,8181.22%342.76 km2
(132.34 sq mi)
202 per km2
(522 per sq mi)
36
Jomaligmun7,417
(0.40%)
6,8841.43%56.65 km2
(21.87 sq mi)
131 per km2
(339 per sq mi)
5
Lopezmun95,167
(5.13%)
91,0740.84%355.38 km2
(137.21 sq mi)
268 per km2
(694 per sq mi)
95
Lucbanmun51,475
(2.77%)
46,6981.87%130.46 km2
(50.37 sq mi)
395 per km2
(1,022 per sq mi)
32
Lucenacity (HUC), capital266,248
(–)
246,3921.49%80.21 km2
(30.97 sq mi)
3,319 per km2
(8,597 per sq mi)
33
Macalelonmun28,188
(1.52%)
26,4191.24%124.05 km2
(47.90 sq mi)
227 per km2
(588 per sq mi)
30
Maubanmun63,819
(3.44%)
61,1410.82%415.98 km2
(160.61 sq mi)
153 per km2
(397 per sq mi)
40
Mulanaymun53,123
(2.86%)
50,8260.85%420.00 km2
(162.16 sq mi)
126 per km2
(328 per sq mi)
28
Padre Burgosmun22,460
(1.21%)
20,1612.08%69.10 km2
(26.68 sq mi)
325 per km2
(842 per sq mi)
22
Pagbilaomun75,023
(4.04%)
65,9962.47%170.96 km2
(66.01 sq mi)
439 per km2
(1,137 per sq mi)
27
Panukulanmun13,546
(0.73%)
12,5111.52%226.61 km2
(87.49 sq mi)
60 per km2
(155 per sq mi)
12
Patnanunganmun14,606
(0.79%)
13,8651.00%139.20 km2
(53.75 sq mi)
105 per km2
(272 per sq mi)
6
Perezmun12,173
(0.66%)
12,0390.21%57.46 km2
(22.19 sq mi)
212 per km2
(549 per sq mi)
14
Pitogomun23,019
(1.24%)
21,3801.42%73.39 km2
(28.34 sq mi)
314 per km2
(812 per sq mi)
39
Plaridelmun10,935
(0.59%)
10,2381.26%35.05 km2
(13.53 sq mi)
312 per km2
(808 per sq mi)
9
Polillomun30,582
(1.65%)
28,1251.61%253.00 km2
(97.68 sq mi)
121 per km2
(313 per sq mi)
20
Quezonmun15,228
(0.82%)
15,1420.11%71.22 km2
(27.50 sq mi)
214 per km2
(554 per sq mi)
24
Realmun35,979
(1.94%)
35,1890.42%563.89 km2
(217.72 sq mi)
64 per km2
(165 per sq mi)
17
Sampalocmun13,907
(0.75%)
13,1071.13%104.78 km2
(40.46 sq mi)
133 per km2
(344 per sq mi)
14
San Andresmun35,780
(1.93%)
33,5861.21%60.99 km2
(23.55 sq mi)
587 per km2
(1,519 per sq mi)
7
San Antoniomun33,467
(1.80%)
31,6811.05%172.93 km2
(66.77 sq mi)
194 per km2
(501 per sq mi)
20
San Franciscomun61,473
(3.31%)
57,9791.12%303.96 km2
(117.36 sq mi)
202 per km2
(524 per sq mi)
16
San Narcisomun48,461
(2.61%)
45,3861.26%263.58 km2
(101.77 sq mi)
184 per km2
(476 per sq mi)
24
Sariayamun148,980
(8.02%)
138,8941.34%212.16 km2
(81.92 sq mi)
702 per km2
(1,819 per sq mi)
43
Tagkawayanmun51,832
(2.79%)
50,8330.37%534.35 km2
(206.31 sq mi)
97 per km2
(251 per sq mi)
45
Tayabascity (CC)99,779
(5.37%)
91,4281.68%230.95 km2
(89.17 sq mi)
432 per km2
(1,119 per sq mi)
66
Tiaongmun99,712
(5.37%)
91,5991.63%168.38 km2
(65.01 sq mi)
592 per km2
(1,534 per sq mi)
31
Unisanmun26,884
(1.45%)
25,1861.25%124.15 km2
(47.93 sq mi)
217 per km2
(561 per sq mi)
36
Quezon Total [1]1,856,5821,740,6381.24%8,989.39 km2
(3,470.82 sq mi)
207 per km2
(535 per sq mi)
1,242
  1. [1]Totals exclude the highly urbanized city of Lucena
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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2139,206
1918 Dec 31193,9292.12%
1939 Jan 1318,5982.51%
1948 Oct 1360,8021.28%
1960 Feb 15561,3353.96%
1970 May 6825,8593.85%
1975 May 1933,5662.49%
1980 May 11,021,3971.81%
1990 May 11,221,8311.81%
1995 Sep 11,359,9922.03%
2000 May 11,482,9551.87%
2007 Aug 11,646,5101.45%
2010 May 11,740,6382.04%
2015 Aug 11,856,5821.24%

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.
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