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Geographical, Administrative and Political Domain

Written by RJ. Tatlonghari

Location, Boundaries and Coordinates

The Municipality of Cavinti is one of the upland municipalities of Laguna province. It is situated in the foothills of Sierra Madre mountain range. It is located within 121° 28’ 6.31” – 121° 37’ 57.06” Longitude and 14° 11’ 30.40” – 14° 23’ 29.96” Latitude of eastern part of Laguna. It is bounded by the Municipality of Paete to the north, Kalayaan to the north-west, Lumban to the west, Luisiana to the south, Pagsanjan to the southwest and the province of Quezon to the east.

It is located 119 kilometres south-east of Manila, a two hours and three minutes (2hrs and 3mins) drive via the South Luzon Expressway and National Hi-way or 123 kilometres south-east of Manila, a two hours and 17 minutes (2hrs and 17mins) drive via Marcos Hi-way. It is 11 kilometres away from the provincial capital via Pagsanjan route.

Municipal Land Area

Based on Cavinti Cadastral Maps, the municipality has a total land area of 21,642.50 hectares [GIS computed using cadastral maps including CAD 55 and combined with high resolution remote sensing images]; however, Cavinti’s has boundary disputes with the neighboring Municipalities of  Kalayaan and Luisiana, Laguna and Mauban, Quezon.

There are at least three different records and sources of information of land area of Cavinti: the DILG Calabarzon  which is 20,358 hectares (without CAD 55), the Wikipedia which is 12,554 hectares, municipal records from unapproved CLUP of 2000 which is 25,770.70 hectares, and records from Assessor’s Office which is 21,362 hectares (including the +/- 5 to 10m error per lot or land parcel).

Political Units

Cavinti is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Laguna and belongs to the 4th Congressional District. It is politically subdivided into 19 barangays, namely: Anglas, Banco, Bukal, Bulajo, Cansuso, Duhat, Inao-Awan, Kanluran Talaongan, Labayo, Layasin, Layug, Mahipon (Lumot), Paowin, Poblacion, Sisilmin, Silangan Talaongan, Sumucab, Tibatib and Udia.


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