* To highlight the different natural and man-made attractions of Laguna * To endorse local cuisines and products
* To discover the natural beauties of Laguna and promote ecotourism * To give insights to the culture and heritage of Laguna
Land Area: 175, 973 ha (1, 759.73 km2)
Population: 2, 473,530(National Census, 2007)
* 4 Congressional Districts
* 4 Cities
* 26 Municipalities
* 674 Barangays
Predominant Language: Filipino and English
Climate: Relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year Laguna is part of the CALABARZON (Region IV-A), just thirty (30) kilometers south of Metro Manila. It is the third largest province in Region IV-A. The eastern portion of the province stands astride the southernmost portions of the Sierra Madre mountain range. It is surrounded by Laguna Lake, formerly called “La Laguna Encantada”, one of the only 18 living lakes in the world. Laguna Lake is the largest inland lake in the country. The Provincial Government of Laguna is located in the Municipality of Sta. Cruz. Laguna is the first province south of Metro Manila providing business easy access to the biggest domestic market and to the most extensive transport mode to reach global clients. Connected by the expanded and modernized South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the country’s premier financial hub in Makati City and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) are both mere 20-minute drive from the major business and Industrial districts of the Province. Natural Resources
Laguna’s natural resources are water with about 300 million gallons of underground water recharged by at least seven principal watersheds. It has Asia’s 3rd biggest lake-the Laguna de Bay- which ably supplies the Province’s fresh water resource requirements and form part of the people’s livelihood. Laguna is nestled in the foothills of three mountains namely, Mount Makiling, Mount Banahaw, and the Sierra Madre Range that not only provide attraction for the tourism industry and sources of many forest-based products, but also serve as stewards for the clean air that Laguna generously share. The soil is heaven for those seeking opportunities in agriculture and horticulture given its richness and fertility. Agriculture
Flowing water. Fertile soil. Favorable Climate.
Laguna has 60, 624 hectares of alienable and disposable agricultural land. Laguna is also well-known for its abundant supply of fruits such as lanzones, rambutan, papaya, mango, pineapple. Some large farms also cater to ornamental plants and cutflower production. About 41,253 ha or 23.44% of Laguna’s total land area is forest land which is ideal for growing coconuts, tropical fruits, and exotic plants. The forest of Mount Makiling and waters of Laguna de Bay have abundance of flora and fauna. Laguna de Bay complements the vast agricultural and forest land of the Province. With a surface area of 900 km, it is the main fishing ground producing 410,000 mt of fish, providing two-thirds of the fresh water fish requirements of Metro Manila. Carp and tilapia fingerlings are also being grown in inland ponds and fresh water fish pens. Laguna is the center of agriculture, fisheries, and forest research in the country. The research institutions located in Los Baños are: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB) and the Southeast Asian Regional center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA,) among others. Tourism
A place blessed with natural attractions, rich cultural heritage, and inspiring centuries-old churches. The comforting breeze and inspiring sceneries of Laguna set the perfect ambience for an exhilarating numerous tourist destinations of the Province. Laguna provides both the refreshing ingredients and spectacular setting for wellness and...