Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 1st District
No. of Barangays: 19
Land Area: 145,607.19 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 25,949
Registered Voters (COMELEC, May 2016): 18,918
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
General Nakar is the largest municipality of Quezon Province with 145,607.19 hectares land area or 16.73 % of the Province’s total land area. It is named after the hero of World War II General Guillermo Peñamante Nakar who hailed from Barangay Anoling. The town prides itself of its bountiful natural resources attributed to its forest area which is 94% of its total land area. Numerous species of flora and fauna thrive in the area. Mostly agricultural, the people are dependent on farming and fishing which through the efforts made by the local government is shifting to organic farming production on both palay and vegetable production. Manufacturing as a new industry is seen highly as a potential for livelihood of many women in barangays in the production of herbal products and supplement. General Nakar also has a variety of natural tourist attractions such as its fine sand beaches, waterfalls and springs which make it ideal for nature tripping, trekking, hiking and camping.
The local people, headed by Forester Fortunato A. Avellano, had initiated the move for the creation of the Municipality of General Nakar through a petition paper. Such endeavor was realized, with the help of the late Congressman Fortunato Suarez and the late Governor Santayana of Quezon, when Executive Order No. 246 was signed by His Excellency, the late President Elpidio Quirino on 21 July 1949. The new town was curved out from Infanta, Quezon, which was its mother municipality then called “Distrito Pelagio” and was named in honor of the late Guillermo P. Nakar, a hero of World War II and a native of Barangay Anoling.
General Nakar is the northernmost municipality of Quezon Province. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Dingalan, Aurora, on the east by Polillo Strait, on the south by the municipalities of Real and Infanta, Quezon, and on the west by the Provinces of Rizal, Bulacan and Nueva Ecija. It lies geographically between 1210 8’ and 1210 42’ east longitudes, and 140 45’ and 150 20’ north latitudes
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Agro-Industry, Commerce and Trade, Services, Manufacturing
Tourist Destinations: Pamplona and Catablingan (Sulok) Beaches, Tulaog Cave in Brgy. San Marcelino , Agos River, Masanga Point in Brgy. Canaway, Tinipak Spring in Sitio Cablao, Brgy. Pagsangahan, Depalyon Lagoon in Brgy. Sablang, Binuwang Water Falls in Brgy Minahan
Special Events/Festivals: Bayanihan Festival, General Nakar Municipal Fiesta Celebration
Address: Municipal Building, National Highway, Brgy. Anoling, General Nakar, Quezon
Phone: (042) 535 7104
Fax: (042) 535 7104