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Liliw
—  Municipality  —
Map of Laguna showing the location of Liliw
Liliw is located in Philippines
Liliw
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°08′N 121°26′E / 14.133°N 121.433°E / 14.133; 121.433Coordinates: 14°08′N 121°26′E / 14.133°N 121.433°E / 14.133; 121.433
Country  Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Laguna
District 3rd District of Laguna
Founded 1571
Barangays 33
Government
 - Mayor Cesar C. Sulibit
Area
 - Total 39.10 km2 (15.1 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 32,727
 - Density 837/km2 (2,167.8/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4004
Income class 4th
Population Census of Liliw
Census Pop. Rate
1995 24,434
2000 27,537 2.60%
2007 32,727 2.41%

Liliw is a 4th class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is one of the highland towns forming the southern extremity of the province. According to the latest census, it has a population of 32,727 people in 6,205 households.

Liliw has a total land area of 88.5 sq. miles. It is bounded on the northwest by Sta. Cruz; northeast by Magdalena; on the east by Majayjay; on the west by Nagcarlan; and on the south by Dolores, Quezon.

Liliw is perhaps best known for its cold water spring resorts, native homemade sweets and a sizeable shoe industry that rivals that of Marikina City.

Barangays

Liliw is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.

  • Bagong Anyo
  • Bayate
  • Bubukal
  • Bongkol
  • Cabuyew
  • Calumpang
  • Culoy
  • Dagatan
  • Daniw
  • Dita (
  • Ibabang Palina
  • Ibabang San Roque
  • Ibabang Sungi
  • Ibabang Taykin
  • Ilayang Palina
  • Ilayang San Roque
  • Ilayang Sungi
  • Ilayang Taykin
  • Kanlurang Bukal
  • Laguan
  • Rizal (Pob.)
  • Luquin
  • Malabo-Kalantukan
  • Masikap (Pob.)
  • Maslun (Pob.)
  • Mojon
  • Novaliches
  • Oples
  • Pag-Asa
  • Palayan
  • San Isidro
  • Silangang Bukal
  • Tuy-Baanan

History

Founded in 1571 by Gat Tayaw, the small town of Liliw is nestled at the foot of Mt. Banahaw, 17 kilometers away from Santa Cruz, Laguna's capital.

According to a story, Liliw got its name from a bird. It was said that Gat Tayaw and his followers decided to erect a bamboo pole and to name the town after the bird that would first alight at the top of the pole within four days. A crow, however, was the first bird to alight on the pole. A crow was considered bad and so Gat Tayaw and his men moved south and erected another bamboo pole. A beautiful bird alighted on the pole and sang, "Liw, Liw, Liw". Thus the town became Liliw.

Throughout the Spanish regime, the name Liliw was used. When the Americans came, it became Lilio since the Americans found it easier to pronounce it than Liliw. However, on June 11, 1965, the municipal council passed Resolution No. 38-S-65 which declared Liliw as the official name and spelling of the town. This was to avoid confusion in pronouncing and spelling the name of the town.

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