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DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

Historical Background

In the early days, Calamba was just a part of Tabuco, now known as Cabuyao.  On August 28, 1742, Calamba became a pueblo, separating it from Cabuyao. Progress set in and since then development started to flood in continuously.   Calamba became a component city on April 21, 2001 by virtue of Republic Act 9024.  According to a legend, the word “Calamba” was taken from the phrase “kalan-banga”.  Kalan-banga was an earthen jar being carried by a young woman whom a Guardia Civil stopped to ask for the name of the place.  Mistakenly thinking that she was being asked what she was carrying, she answered “kalan-banga”.  Later on, Kalambanga was shortened to Calamba.

Geographic Location and Topography

Calamba is bounded in the east by Laguna de Bay, in the north by Cabuyao, in the south by Los Baños and in the west by Sto. Tomas and Tanauan in Batangas.  Only 54 kilometers away from Metro Manila, the city is a haven for industries, hence the influx of migrants.  Considered as the heart of CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) due to the numerous number of companies housed in its area, Calamba is the premier industrial hub outside of Metro Manila.

Legal basis of creation / date of approval : Governatorial Decree/August 28, 1742

Became a Component City
By virtue of Republic Act 9024 signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on March 5, 2001 and strengthened by a plebiscite held on April 21, 2001. 
Total Land Area
: 14, 480 has.
Urban Expansion Area
: 8,526.7 has.
Number of Barangays
Total Population (May 1,2010 NSO)
: 389,377
Total Number of Households (2007 NSO) 
: 77,473
Registered Voters (as of May 2010)
: 223,241
Major Religious Denominations
- Roman Catholic
- Islam 
- Iglesia Ni Cristo
- Protestant
- Others
 
: 89.72%
: 0.26%
: 3.14%
: 3.43%
: 3.45%
Basic Facilities
- Hospitals
- Clinics
- Diagnostic Centers
- Public Market
- Communications
      : Cellular phones
      : Landline
      : Postal Service
- Recreational Facilities
- Transportation
- Power Supply
- Water Supply
 
: 6
: 111
: 9
: 2
 
: Globe, Smart, SunCellular
: PLDT, Digitel, SunCellular
: Philippine Postal Corporation
: 3
: 23
: Meralco, Napocor
: Calamba Water District
Number of Educational Institutions
- Technical & Vocational Schools
- Universities & Colleges
- Highschool (Public/Private)
- Elementary (Public/Private)
 
: 16
: 17
: 21/39
: 51/69
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Land Uses (in hectares) 
Classification
Area
Urban Redevelopment Area
: 2,080
Growth Management Area 1
: 4,199
Growth Management Area 2
: 2,460
Upland Conservation Area
: 3,401.22
Forest Buffer Zone/Area
: 333
Making Forest Reservation Area
: 579.78
Agricultural Development Area
: 1,427
Shoreland Area
 
TOTAL
: 14,480 has.

ECONOMIC DATA

Annual Income
: Php 2.59 Billion (2015)
: Php 2.2 Billion (2014)
: Php 1.95 Billion (2013)
: Php 1.7 Billion (2012)
Income Class
: First Class Component City
Major Income Sources
- Manufacturing
- Agriculture
- Services
- Tourism
 
: Industrial Companies
: Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Rootcrops
: Manpower, Metal Craft
: Hot Spring Resorts, Wonder Island, Rizal Shrine...
Tourist Destinations
: Tallest Rizal Monument
: Hotsprings
: Wonder Island
: Rizal Shrine
: Industrial Parks
: Clay Pot "Banga"
: etc....
Special Events/Festivals
: April 21  -  Ctiy Hood Anniversary/Banga Festival
: June 12-19 - Buhayani Festival
: June 12 - Independence Day
: June 19 - Rizal Day/Rizal's Birth Anniversary
: June 24 - Feast of St. John the Baptist/Basaan Festival
: August 28 - Town Foundation of Calamba
: Month of December - Paskuhan sa Calamba
: December 30 - Rizal's Death Anniversary
Sister Cities
: Litomerice, Czech Republic
: Walnut City, California, USA 
: Wilhelmsfeld, Germany 
: Guri, South Korea 
: Geumcheon-gu, South Korea 

POLITICAL DATA

Seat of Government  - New City Hall Bldg., Brgy. Real, City of Calamba
The City of Calamba belongs to the Second District of Laguna
Number of Voting Precints - Clustered (as of Aug. 2013) = 723

 

 

 

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