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San Mateo, Rizal

San Mateo Rizal
Administration
Full nameSan Mateo
Native name langfil
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryPhilippines
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV-A)
ProvinceRizal
District2nd District of Rizal
FoundedFebruary 29, 1908
Government
MayorJose Rafael E. Diaz
Geography
Total Area21.3 sq mi (55.09 km2)
Demography
Total Population184860 (2007)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)Manila
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code1850
Income class1st

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San Mateo, Rizal (Filipino: Bayan ng San Mateo, Lalawigan ng Rizal or simply San Mateo) is a first class urban municipality of Rizal Province. Located on the island of Luzon, San Mateo is one of 13 municipalities and a capital city that make up the Province of Rizal, Region 4-A (Calabarzon Region) of the Philippines. San Mateo is part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway. Metro Luzon is composed of Region 3, Region 4-A (CALABARZON) and the nearby National Capital Region (NCR). Metro Luzon is one of four Super Regions in the Philippines.

San Mateo is located along the western border of Rizal Province, it is bordered on the west by Quezon City, to the south by Marikina City and Antipolo City, the capital of Rizal Province, and to the north by Rodriguez (Montalban) also in Rizal province. It is approximately 24 kilometers away from Manila and 11 kilometers north of Pasig City, the former town capital of Rizal.

According to the 2007 Philippine census, San Mateo has population of 184,860 inhabitants. This contributes 8.09% of the total population of Rizal.

Conurbated with NCR, San Mateo is one of the fast-track municipalities in Rizal Province, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Provincial Government of Rizal. The municipality features many spacious parks, tree-lined streets and roads, and industrial zones. Most of the municipality is composed of residential areas and the other side is composed of tons of trees, high plateaus and rocky mountains.


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