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Rodriguez, Rizal

Rodriguez Rizal
Administration
Full nameRodriguez
Native nameBayan ng Rodriguez
Native name langfil
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryPhilippines
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV-A)
ProvinceRizal
District2nd District of Rizal
Founded1909
Government
MayorCecilio C. Hernandez
Geography
Total Area120.7 sq mi (312.70 km2)
Demography
Total Population223594 (2007)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)Manila
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code1860
Income class1st

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Rodriguez, Rizal is a first-class, urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is the northernmost town in the province and comes after San Mateo, Rizal, and Quezon City coming from Metro Manila. The town is located on the slopes of the Sierra Madre mountain range and features many resorts; it is also the largest town in Rizal province with 312.70 km2.

The town's old name, Montalban, refers to its mountainous topography. It was also the town's official name from 1909, until Batas Pambansa Blg. 275 was passed in September 1982, which officially renamed the town. The town's official name is taken from the family name of Eulogio Rodriguez, Sr., one of the most prominent Montalbeños.

According to the latest census, it has a population of 223,594 inhabitants in 24,524 households.

With its fast urbanization and economic growth, the municipality currently ranks as the eighth-richest municipality in the Philippines, with an annual income of Php 310 million (2007).

The legend of Bernardo Carpio is said to have happened in the mountains of the town.


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