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Geography

Location

Binangonan is one of the fourteen municipalities of Rizal. It is triangular in shape and lies between the foothills of Sierra Madre Mountain and the northeastern part of Laguna de Bay. The municipality is bounded on the north by Angono, on the east by Cardona, on the northeast by Morong and Teresa and on the southeast by Laguna de Bay. The town is approximately situated fifteen (15) kilometers southeast of the Provincial Capitol of Rizal. The seat of Government is located in Barangay Calumpang along the Manila East Road and approximately six (6) kilometers after the boundary of Angono and five (5) kilometers after from Cardona.

 

Land Area

Binangonan has a total land area of SEVEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED (7,270) HECTARES. The area of the mainland is 5,820.55 hectares while Talim Island is 1,449.45 hectares. Binangonan ranks the fifth biggest in the province in terms of area.

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Composition

Binangonan, which lies 36 kilometers from Manila and 21 kilometers from Pasig, is entirely nestled between the foothills of Sierra Madre and Laguna de Bay. The Poblacion is located in the center of 40 barangays.

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Topography

About 65% of Binangonan are hilly terrain while the rest are generally plain. The highest peak is Mt. Susong Dalaga 750 meters above the sea level. There are seven barangays with slopes ranging from 0-3 degrees; eight barangays with 3-8; fifteen barangays with 8-18; and nine barangays with 18-30.

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Climate

Binangonan has two distinct seasons: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year. The heaviest rains usually occur in the months of July, August and September. The coolest period occurs the months of November to February.

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Natural Drainage

In mainland, there are three rivers and one creek serving as natural drainage and Laguna Lake tributaries. These are River Lasi, Bilibiran and Darangan and Gupiing Creek.

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Natural Vegetation and Wildlife

Local forest is generally classified as Savana. Its vegetation is characterized by the growth of talahib cogon, native ipil-ipil, madre cacao and bamboos. Fruit bearing trees like mango, atis, duhat, bignay are grown in both upland and lowland. Trees of dipterocarp species, the source of lumber, are seldom found the municipality. However, there are species like narra and mahogany cultivated in the lowland.

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Existing Land Use

In the 1980's, the Municipality of Binangonan was generally an agricultural town with around 2,232.4 hectares or 30.70 percent of its total land area devoted  to agriculture. On the other hand, a significant area of 3,910.4 hectares or 53.79 percent of the total municipal land area were grasslands or idle lands. Other land uses in the same period were forest lands with 273 hectares or  3.76 percent, and built-up with 854.2 hectares or 11.75 percent, respectively.

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