Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 5th District
No. of Barangays: 64
Land Area: 154.41 sq. km.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 221,293
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2016): 118,959
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Silang covers 15,641.00 hectares that is broadly classified into agricultural and built-up areas. The municipality is divided into 64 barangays of which 5 are urban and 59 are rural. The urban barangays are Barangay I, II, III, IV, and V. The remaining barangays are classified as rural.
Silang is believed to be the second oldest town in Cavite and was founded in 1571. The name Silang was derived from Tagalog word “Silanganan”. Some said it came from “isinilang” because of the sudden existence of a church at the center of the town. The town was so big that it used to include what are now called the municipalities of Carmona, Amadeo, GMA and portions of Indang and Gen. Trias. On March 26, 1997, Finance Department Order No. 24-97 classified Silang as a First Class Municipality.
Silang is located on coordinates 120º 58’ North latitude and 14º 13’ East longitude. It is situated on the eastern part of Cavite province. It is bounded on the north by the municipalities of General Trias, Dasmariñas, General Mariano Alvarez and Carmona; on the west by Amadeo and General Trias; on the east by the municipality of Carmona and the province of Laguna; and on the south by the City of Tagaytay.
Silang is about 44 kilometers from Manila; 20 kilometers from Trece Martires City, the seat of the provincial government and also about 20 kilometers from the Municipality of Imus, the Provincial Capital.
Major Income Sources: Agricultural Services
Tourist Destinations: Ilog ng Bayan, Cabag Cave, Fresco Spring, Hoyo Lagoon, Ilog Maria, Teresa’s Hardin & Coffee Shop Gourmet Café, Buho Restaurant, Santis Delicatessen, Villa Luz Resort & Restaurant, Villa Julia, Villa Ising, Villa Felicidad, La Constancia, CREST Training, IIRR Training Center, UNIDA Ministry Center, PHINMA Training Center, Villa Sol, Center for Ecozoic Living & Learning (CELL), Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Church, Our Lady of La Sallette Shrine, Ilog Bayan, Gourment, Divine Mercy and Riviera Golf & Country Club
Special Events/Festivals: Araw ng Silang (June 9), Sumilang Festival (last week of April), Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria (February 1-3), Santacruzan (Month of May)
Address: Plaza Libertad St. Corner B. Reyes St. Brgy. Poblacion 2 Silang, Cavite
Phone: (046) 414-0202