Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 2nd District
No. of Barangays: 15
Land Area: 4,825 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 288,759
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 93,062
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
San Mateo is a first class urban municipality in Rizal Province. Conurbated to the urban agglomeration of the Greater Manila Area, San Mateo is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Rizal Province, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Provincial Government of Rizal. The Municipality has many spacious parks, tree-lined streets and roads, and industrial zones. Most of the municipality is composed of residential areas, whereas the eastern side is composed of high plateaus and foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
San Mateo with its large size was dismembered on April 27, 1871 when Captain General Isquierdo issued a decree separating the barrios of Balite, Burgos, Marang and Calipahan from San Mateo and formed them into the new Municipality of Montalban (Rodriguez).
Republic Act No. 137 of the Philippine Commission incorporated this town into the newly created Rizal Province on 11 June 1901. In 1903, the Philippine Commission "in line with the policy of economy and centralization" as opposed to today's policy of decentralization enacted Act No. 942 which consolidated the Municipalities of San Mateo and Montalban, with the seat of government at San Mateo. Executive Order No. 20, dated February 29, 1908 separated Montalban from San Mateo, thus formalizing the latter's status as an independent municipality.
San Mateo is located along the western border of Rizal Province. It is bordered on the west by Quezon City, to the south by Marikina City and Antipolo City, the capital of Rizal Province, and to the north by Rodriguez (Montalban). It is approximately 24 kilometres (15 miles) away from Manila and 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) north of Pasig City. The town lies in the Marikina Valley. The Marikina River runs through the western portion of the Municipality, while Nangka River runs through the south, bounded by Marikina City. San Mateo has lush trees in other high areas.
Major Income Sources: Manufacturing, Industrial
Tourist Destinations: Timberland Resorts and Club, Ciudad Christia Resort, Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu Shrine
Special Events/Festivals: Malanday Feast, Ampid Fiesta: Sombrero and Walis Festival, Kawan Holiday (Kab Scout of the Phil.), San Mateo Festival: Parada ng Kakanin, Dulong Bayan Feast, St. Francis of Assisi Parish Fiesta, Sta. Barbara Villas 2 (SBV2) Fiesta, St. Anthony Maria Zaccaria Parish Fiesta
Address: Municipal Hall, General Luna St. Guitnang Bayan I, San Mateo, Rizal
Phone: (02) 706-7920