|— Municipality —|
Map of Rizal showing the location of Rodriguez
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|District||2nd District of Rizal|
|- Mayor||Pedro S. Cuerpo|
|- Total||312.70 km2 (120.7 sq mi)|
|- Density||715/km2 (1,852/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Population Census of Rodriguez|
Rodriguez, Rizal (formerly Montalban) is a first class municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is the northernmost town in the province and comes after San Mateo, Quezon City coming from Metro Manila. The town is located on the slopes of the Sierra Madre mountain range and features many resorts, it is also the largest town in Rizal province with 312.70 km².
According to the latest census, it has a population of 223,594 inhabitants in 24,524 households.
The legend of Bernardo Carpio is said to have happened in the mountains of Montalban. The legend tells the story of a giant trapped between two mountains.
With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is now included in Manila built up area which reaches Cardona in its Westernmost part.
To pay tribute to its first mayor, former Senator Eulogio Rodriguez, the name of the municipality was formally changed from Montalban to Rodriguez by virtue of Batas Pambansa Blg. 275, passed in September 1982. Despite of being officially named Rodriguez, the municipality is still more popularly known as Montalban.
Rodriguez is politically subdivided into 11 barangays (7 urban, 4 rural):
|San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan||Norzagaray, Bulacan||Norzagaray, Bulacan
Gen. Nakar, Quezon
|Quezon City||Gen. Nakar, Quezon|
|San Mateo, Rizal||Antipolo City
San Mateo, Rizal
|Largest municipalities of the Philippines|
|Rank||Municipalities||Province||Population (2007)||Rank||Municipality||Province||Population (2007)|
|3||San Pedro||Laguna||281,808||13||San Mateo||Rizal||184,860|
|Philippines 2007 Census|