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Cainta, Rizal

Cainta Rizal
Administration
Full nameCainta
Native nameBayan ng Cainta
Native name langfil
Other nameMunicipality of Cainta
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryPhilippines
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV-A)
ProvinceRizal
District1st District of Rizal
FoundedNovember 30, 1571
Government
MayorHon. Ramon "Mon" Ilagan (NPC)
Geography
Total Area10.3 sq mi (26.81 km2)
Demography
Total Population289833 (2007)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)Manila
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code1900
Income class1st

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The Municipality of Cainta (Filipino: Bayan ng Cainta) is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is one of the oldest (originally founded on August 15, 1571), and is the town with the second smallest land area of 26.81 km2 next to Angono with 26.22 km2.

Cainta serves as the secondary gateway to the rest of Rizal province from Metro Manila. Cainta became one of the most urbanized towns due to its proximity to Manila.

With a population of 289,833 inhabitants, Cainta is the second most populous municipality in the Philippines, per the 2007 Census of Population conducted by the National Statistics Office. Its income of PhP490 million makes it the second richest municipality in the country.


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