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Quezon is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. The province was named after Manuel L. Quezon, the second President of the Philippines, and its capital is Lucena City. Quezon City is not located in and should not be confused with Quezon province: Quezon City is located in Metro Manila, a region to the west of CALABARZON, while Quezon province is in eastern CALABARZON. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... CALABARZON is one of the regions of the Philippines. ... A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina (August 19, 1878 – August 1, 1944) was the first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. ... The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Lucena City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Quezon City P (Filipino: Lungsod Quezon) is the former capital and the most populous city in the Philippines. ... For the article on the capital city of the Philippines, click Manila. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Quezon
Region: CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Capital: Lucena City
Founded: March 2, 1901 (as Tayabas)
Population:
2000 census—1,679,030 (12th largest)
Density—193 per km² (45th highest)
Area: 8,706.6 km² (5th largest)
Governor: Wilfrido L. Enverga (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_quezon.png

Quezon is located southeast of Metro Manila and it is surrounded by the provinces of Aurora to the north, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Batangas to the west and the Camarines provinces to the east. Quezon lies on an isthmus separating the Bicol Peninsula from the main part of Luzon. The province also covers the Polillo Islands in the Philippine Sea. Image File history File links Provincial seal of Quezon, Philippines. ... A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... CALABARZON is one of the regions of the Philippines. ... Lucena City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay also known as barrio (Filipino: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy) is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village,barrio, district, ward or town. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Quezon. ... For the article on the capital city of the Philippines, click Manila. ... Aurora is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Bulacan is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Rizal is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon, just 20 kilometers east of Manila. ... For other uses, see Laguna (disambiguation). ... Batangas is a province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. ... Camarines was a historical province in the Philippines found on the northern end of the Bicol Peninsula. ... The Isthmus of Panama connects North and South America. ... Bicol Region is one of the regions of the Philippines occupying the Bicol Peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon island. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Polillo is a municipality in the province of Quezon in the Philippines. ... The Philippine Sea is a part of the western Pacific Ocean bordered by the Philippines and Taiwan to the west, Japan to the north, the Marianas to the east and Palau to the south. ...


A major tourism draw of the province is the famed Mt. Banahaw. The mountain is surrounded by spiritual mysticism. Many cults and religious organizations stay in the mountains and numerous Catholics visit the mountain during Holy Week. Mount Banahaw is a dormant volcano located on the boundary of the provinces of Laguna and Quezon in Luzon, Philippines. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Holy Week procession. ...

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People and culture

Economy

Quezon is the country's leading producer of coconut products such as coconut oil and copra. A large part of the province is covered in coconut plantations. Fishing is also a large part of the province's economy. Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... Coconut oil, also known as coconut butter, is a fat consisting of about 90% saturated fat, extracted from coconuts and used in cosmetics as well as baking and cooking. ... Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. ...


Geography

Political

Quezon is subdivided into 40 municipalities and 1 city. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ...


City

Lucena City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Agdangan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Alabat is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Atimonan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Buenavista is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Burdeos is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Calauag is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Candelaria is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Catanauan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Dolores is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... General Luna is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... General Nakar is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Guinayangan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Gumaca is a municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Infanta is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Jomalig is a 6th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Lopez is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... General Information Lucban is a small upland town nestled at the foot of the active Mt. ... Macalelon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Mauban is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Mulanay is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Padre Burgos is a municipality in the Philippines, situated just east of Lucena, Quezon provinces capital. ... Pagbilao is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Panukulan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Patnanungan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Perez is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Pitogo is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Plaridel is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Polillo is a municipality in the province of Quezon in the Philippines. ... Quezon is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Real is a municipality in the province of Quezon in the Philippines. ... Sampaloc is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... San Andres is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... San Antonio is a 5th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... San Francisco is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... San Narciso is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Sariaya is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Tagkawayan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Tayabas is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Tiaong is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Unisan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ...

Physical

Quezon is a long province having an area of 8,706.6 km². The northern part of the province sandwiched between the Sierra Madre mountain range and the Philippine Sea. The southern part consists of the Tayabas Isthmus, which separates the Bicol Peninsula from the main part of Luzon Island, and the Bondoc Peninsula which lies between Tayabas Bay and Ragay Gulf. The Sierra Madre is a mountain range in the Philippines. ... The Philippine Sea is a part of the western Pacific Ocean bordered by the Philippines and Taiwan to the west, Japan to the north, the Marianas to the east and Palau to the south. ... Bicol Region is one of the regions of the Philippines occupying the Bicol Peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon island. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ...


The major islands of Quezon are Alabat Island and Polillo Islands. Mt. Banahaw, an extinct volcano, is the highest peak at 2,188 m. It supplies geothermal power to the Makban Geothermal Power Plant. Polillo is a municipality in the province of Quezon in the Philippines. ... Mount Banahaw is a dormant volcano located on the boundary of the provinces of Laguna and Quezon in Luzon, Philippines. ... Geothermal power plant in the Philippines Look up geothermal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


History

Originally, what now forms part of Quezon was divided among the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, and Nueva Ecija. The area was first explored by Juan de Salcedo in 1571-1572, during his expedition from Laguna to Camarines provinces. Batangas is a province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. ... For other uses, see Laguna (disambiguation). ... Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Juan de Salcedo (b. ... Events January 11 - Austrian nobility is granted Freedom of religion. ... Events January 16 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ... For other uses, see Laguna (disambiguation). ... Camarines was a historical province in the Philippines found on the northern end of the Bicol Peninsula. ...


In 1591, the province was created and called Kaliraya or Kalilayan, after the capital town which later became Unisan. In about the middle of the 18th century, the capital was transferred to the town of Tayabas, from which the province got its new name. Events June - Capture of Zutphen by the Dutch under Maurice of Nassau. ... Unisan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Events and trends The Bonneville Slide blocks the Columbia River near the site of present-day Cascade Locks, Oregon with a land bridge 200 feet (60 m) high. ... Tayabas is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ...


Depredation and plunder by the Moros were rampant during the Spanish regime, because they opposed the colonizers, especially in their efforts to spread Christianity. The destruction of Kalilayan in 1604 by a big fleet of moro pirates caused the inhabitants to transfer to Palsabangon (Pagbilao). In Spanish, Moros means Moors. ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on Jesus of Nazareth, and on his life and teachings as presented in the New Testament. ... Events January 14 – Hampton Court conference with James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of Puritans September 20 – Capture of Ostend by Spanish forces under Ambrosio Spinola after a three year siege. ... Pagbilao is a 1st class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ...


However, even the colonized people grew discontent with the Spaniards over the centuries. The most important event in the history of the province was the Confradia Revolt in 1841, which was led by the famous Lucbano, Apolinario dela Cruz, popularly known as Hermano Pule. The province, under Gen. Miguel Malvar, was also among the earliest to join the Philippine Revolution. The Revolutionary Government took control over the province on August 15, 1898. Born Apolinario de la Cruz, on 1815 in barrio Pandak, Lukban,Tayabas, now Quezon Province, he is better known as Hermano Pule and led the frist major revolt in the Philippines which was in fact based on a struggle for religious freedom. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... General Information Lucban is a small upland town nestled at the foot of the active Mt. ... Born Apolinario de la Cruz, on 1815 in barrio Pandak, Lukban,Tayabas, now Quezon Province, he is better known as Hermano Pule and led the frist major revolt in the Philippines which was in fact based on a struggle for religious freedom. ... Miguel Malvar y Carpio was a leader in the Philippine Revolution (1896—1898). ... The Philippine Revolution (1896—1898) is a conflict between the native Katipuneros and Spanish colonizers in the Philippines. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The Americans then came and annexed the Philippines. A civil government was established in the province on March 2, 1901, with Lucena as its capital. March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Lucena City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ...


Japanese occupation of the province during World War II began on December 23, 1941, when the Japanese Imperial Army landed in Atimonan. The occupation witnessed the brutal murders of prominent sons of Tayabas. April 4, 1945 was the day the province was liberated as the American army reached Lucena. Combatants Allies: Soviet Union United Kingdom United States and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Franklin Roosevelt Joseph Stalin Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000,000 Total dead: 50,000,000 Military dead: 8,000... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... The Imperial Japanese Army (大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun) was in existence from the Meiji Reformation to the end of World War II. It was created to replace the traditional Japanese samurai with a modern Western-style conscript army. ... Atimonan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...


After the war, on September 7, 1946, Republic Act No. 14 changed the name Tayabas to Quezon, in honor of Manuel L. Quezon, the Commonwealth president who hailed from Baler, which was one of the province's towns. September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Republic Acts are laws in the Philippines, created by the Congress and signed by the president. ... Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina (August 19, 1878 – August 1, 1944) was the first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. ... The Commonwealth of the Philippines was the political designation of the Philippines from 1935 to 1946 when the country was a commonwealth of the United States. ... Baler is the capital of the province of Aurora in the Philippines. ...


In 1951, the northern part of Quezon was made into the sub-province of Aurora (which included Baler). Aurora was the name of the president's wife, Aurora A. Quezon. In 1979, Aurora was finally separated from Quezon as an independent province. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Aurora is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. ... Aurora Aragon Quezon (February 19, 1888–April 28, 1949), was the wife of Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


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