Income Classification: 3rd Class
Congressional District: 4th District
No. of Barangays: 16
Land Area: 9,658 has.
Population (NSO, 2015): 31,491
Registered Voters (COMELEC, 2016): 20,218
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Known as the “Embroidery Capital of the Philippines” and home of approximately 32,298 peace, loving, hardworking and hospitable inhabitants. Founded in 1582, the municipality is also hosting two (2) Hydro Power Plants with a combined capacity of 373 MW. It is located approximately 105 kilometers south of Manila.
Legend has it that Lumban got its name from a tree. Tales of yore, handed from the ancestors to succeeding generations relate how the Spanish conquistadores first came to the place and were amazed to find lumbang trees growing in abundance in the area now occupied by the Catholic church and the municipal building. It is said that these lumbang trees grew up from seeds planted by Chinese traders who battered wares and merchandise for native products, from the ninth to the twelfth century. It was only after their arrival of the Spaniards that the place was given the name Lumbang. The letter “g” was later deleted from the spelling for euphonic reasons and also for convenience of the Spanish tongue.
The Municipality of Lumban is situated at the eastern shore of Laguna de Bay, about 105 kilometers south of Metropolitan Manila. The town lies at geographical coordinates of 14 17' latitude and 121 27' longtitude. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Kalayaan (Laguna) on the northeast by the Quezon Province, on the southeast by Cavinti (Laguna), on the southeast by Pagsanjan (Laguna) and on the northwest by Laguna de Bay. Lumban’s general topography is plain and gradually rising slope towards the eastern portion going up Sierra Madre mountain. Slope range from 0-3% to 5% and above. The lowest portion at the Western part along the shore of Laguna Lake is 0-1% and generally increasing to 3% up to the western portion of the slope of Barangay Balubad. The highest slope begins at the base Barangay Lewin which ranges from 15% above towards the highest part of Barangay Caliraya.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Embroidery
Tourist Destinations: Caliraya Recreation Center, Boundary Arch, San Sebastian Church, Caliraya Lake, Embroidery Products Display Center
Special Events/Festivals: Burdang Lumban Festival, Fluvial Parade, Feast of San Sebastian
Address: Municipal Hall, Rizal St. Brgy. Sto. Niño, Lumban, Laguna
Phone: (049) 501-4252