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), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Agdanganmunicipality12,85111,5672.02%31.5440712
Alabatmunicipality15,63016,120-0.59%57.6127119
Atimonanmunicipality63,43261,5870.56%239.6626542
Buenavistamunicipality30,04729,0530.64%161.3518637
Burdeosmunicipality26,76024,1661.96%199.8213414
Calauagmunicipality73,13969,2231.05%324.7122581
Candelariamunicipality117,434110,5701.15%129.1091025
Catanauanmunicipality71,07365,8321.47%253.0728146
Doloresmunicipality28,89127,7020.80%62.6046216
General Lunamunicipality26,49425,3730.83%101.0226227
General Nakarmunicipality29,70525,9732.59%1,343.752219
Guinayanganmunicipality45,15541,6691.54%214.1221154
Gumacamunicipality73,87769,6181.14%189.6539059
Infantamunicipality69,07964,8181.22%342.7620236
Jomaligmunicipality7,4176,8841.43%56.651315
Lopezmunicipality95,16791,0740.84%355.3826895
Lucbanmunicipality51,47546,6981.87%130.4639532
Macalelonmunicipality28,18826,4191.24%124.0522730
Maubanmunicipality63,81961,1410.82%415.9815340
Mulanaymunicipality53,12350,8260.85%420.0012628
Padre Burgosmunicipality22,46020,1612.08%69.1032522
Pagbilaomunicipality75,02365,9962.47%170.9643927
Panukulanmunicipality13,54612,5111.52%226.616012
Patnanunganmunicipality14,60613,8651.00%139.201056
Perezmunicipality12,17312,0390.21%57.4621214
Pitogomunicipality23,01921,3801.42%73.3931439
Plaridelmunicipality10,93510,2381.26%35.053129
Polillomunicipality30,58228,1251.61%253.0012120
Quezonmunicipality15,22815,1420.11%71.2221424
Realmunicipality35,97935,1890.42%563.896417
Sampalocmunicipality13,90713,1071.13%104.7813314
San Andresmunicipality35,78033,5861.21%60.995877
San Antoniomunicipality33,46731,6811.05%172.9319420
San Franciscomunicipality61,47357,9791.12%303.9620216
San Narcisomunicipality48,46145,3861.26%263.5818424
Sariayamunicipality148,980138,8941.34%212.1670243
Tagkawayanmunicipality51,83250,8330.37%534.359745
Tayabascity (CC)99,77991,4281.68%230.9543266
Tiaongmunicipality99,71291,5991.63%168.3859231
Unisanmunicipality26,88425,1861.25%124.1521736
Quezon Total1,856,5821,740,6381.24%8,989.392071,209

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Quezon for the fiscal year of 2016 was 2,743,542,008.00.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20091,511,702,637.95
20101,619,396,001.747.12%
20111,793,491,104.2910.75%
20121,752,604,253.48-2.28%
20131,915,958,003.099.32%
20142,151,782,804.5412.31%
20152,699,870,640.5425.47%
20162,743,542,008.001.62%

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  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Quezon is 5 to 9, with 239,284 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 15,940 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 143,402
1 to 4184,161
5 to 9239,284
10 to 14236,727
15 to 19218,010
20 to 24186,976
25 to 29159,081
30 to 34143,493
35 to 39135,945
40 to 44121,178
45 to 49113,740
50 to 5496,894
55 to 5980,636
60 to 6461,354
65 to 6940,751
70 to 7426,583
75 to 7918,675
80 and over15,940
Total2,122,830

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 annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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