"López" es un municipio en la provincia de Quezon, Filipinas y tiene una área de tierra total de 395.1 kilómetros cuadrados que representan el 4.53% de la área de tierra total de la provincia de Quezon. Se compone de 95 barangays, 7 cuyo sea urbano y 88 son rurales. El río de Talolong lo atraviesa.
Había un establecimiento costero flourishing en alguna parte en la parte meridional del municipio de Talolong llamado Gumaca. El nombre del establecimiento fue derivado del nombre de los árboles robustos abundantes en el lugar Talolong localmente llamado con un bordenii conocido científico de Drypetes y conocido de par en par como Balikbikan.
There was a flourishing coastal settlement somewhere in the southern part of the municipality of Gumaca called Talolong. The settlement’s name was derived from the name of sturdy trees abundant in the place locally called Talolong with a scientific name Drypetes bordenii and wide known as Balikbikan.
The original location of the settlement was in the marshy mouth of a sedate river, which was founded by the descendants of Datu Dumangsil and Datu Balinsusa of the Kalilayan kingdom. Due to the frequent plundering and terrorism of the pirates, the colony was transferred to the present town’s location.
The settlement of Lakan Bugtali who founded the community of Gumaca was gone. Even a trace of its remains cannot be identified neither the vintages of the encomienda of Kalilayan nor a fraction of its 16th century glories. When it became a sitio through a papal bull, the village started to manage by her own.
Population and settlements[editar]
Settlement areas in the municipality are highly scattered; population concentration is noticeable only within the poblacion, that is, the urban barangays of Burgos, Danlagan, Gomez, Magsaysay, Rizal, San Lorenzo Ruiz (Bocboc) and Talolong as well as the rural barangays of Mal-ay, Sugod, Pansol, Calantipayan, Manguisian, Del Pilar, Bebito, Canda Ibaba and Canda Ilaya which are traversed by the national highway. The rest of rural barangays are reached by other road networks which are accessible during dry and wet season. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 78,694 people (15,570 households), a quarter of which are in the urban areas and the rest are in the rural areas. Males outnumbered the females at a ratio of 105.34 : 100.
Labor force and industry[editar]
Lopez had a labor force of 56.99% in 2000 or 44,849. About 9,474 of the employed labor force were engaged in primary industries such as farming and fishing. Its economy is basically engages in agriculture, crops, poultry and livestock production. Around 17,778.57 has. representing 45% of the total land area planted to coconut trees, 2,300 has. are established to rice production, 628 has. to corn harvest. Growing around are natural materials for handicraft such as wild vines, buri, anahaw, tikiw, bamboo, cogon and talahib.Several cottage industries exist in the locality such as bamboo furnitures, bolo, baskets, rattan, anahaw and buri fan making, buntal and tikiw. It also has rich fishing grounds in the Lopez Bay area and a number of inland fishponds. Fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs and other sea products are abundant.
Rice is also a major staple crop, the municipality is also a major banana producer in the region. Other crops grown in the municipality are citrus, root crops, vegetables and industrial crops. Majority of the farmers are also raising livestock and poultry.
Lopez is politically subdivided into 95 barangays.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Official Website of the Municipality of Lopez, Quezon
- Location of Lopez, Quezon - Google Maps
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|Ciudad:||Lucena | Tayabas|
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