Income Classification: 4th Class
Congressional District: 3rd District
No. of Barangays: 36
Land Area: 12,580 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 25,186
Registered Voters (COMELEC): 15,787
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The Municipality of Unisan is one of 40 municipalities comprising, along with the City of Lucena, the Province of Quezon. It is located to the south of Quezon, at the northwest edge of Bondoc Peninsula which comprises, with Unisan and 11 other municipalities, the third legislative district of Quezon. Unisan has an estimated total land area of 12,850 hectares2 (and municipal waters with an area of approximately 20,000 hectares), with elevations which, from the southern coasts, rise up to more than 190 meters above sea level to the northeast.
Unisan is a resource-rich 4th class municipality of the 3rd legislative district of Quezon province in Region IV-A. It has a long and colorful history, dating back to pre-Hispanic times: it was an early Malay settlement, which became a busy trading port visited regularly by Chinese trading vessels long before the Spaniards came. It became the first capital of what is now Quezon province (which was first called Kalilayan when it was created in 1591, before it changed its name to Tayabas when the capital was moved to the town of the same name in the 1600s, then to Quezon after the Second World War). As such it has great potentials, natural resource-wise and culturally, which can propel its development if properly tapped and managed.
Unisan lies between longitudes 120º 55' and 121º East of Greenwich (London); and between latitudes 13º 50' and 13º 55' North of the equator. Its neighboring areas are: to the east, Barangays Casasahan, Bungahan, and Villa Veronica, all of the town of Gumaca; as well as Barangays Ilayang Piña, and Cabulihan both of the town Pitogo; to the north, Barangays Batong Dalig and M.H. del Pilar, again both of Gumaca; and Barangay Talaba of the town of Atimonan; and to the west, Barangays Silangang Maligaya and Binagbag, both of the town of Agdangan.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Farming
Tourist Destinations: Malatandang Beach, Mag-Asawang Bato Beach, Kalilayan River, Tubigan Cave, Bonifacio Cave, Ibabang Mairok Waterfalls
Special Events/Festivals: Unisan Day, Unisan Town Fiesta Celebration, Lilay Festival
Address: Municipal Hall, Brgy. F. de Jesus, Unisan, Quezon
Phone: (042) 549-8325
Fax: (042) 549-8325