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The City of Lucena (Filipino: Lungsod ng Lucena) is a first class highly urbanized medium sized city in the province of Quezon, Philippines. It is the capital city of Quezon. According to the 2005 census, it has a population of 220,834 people in 44,952 households. Nearby towns of Lucena are Pagbilao (east), Tayabas (north) and Sariaya (west).Land Area
83.15 km² Population
83.15 km² Location
The city proper is wedged between two rivers, Dumacaa River on the east and Iyam River on the west. Seven other rivers and six creeks serve as natural drainage for the city. Its port on the coast along Tayabas Bay is home to several boat and ferry lines operating and serving the sea lanes between Lucena and the different points in the region and as far as the Visayas.
There exists a Lucena Airport, but no commercial flights come to the city. Light aircraft can, however, make use of the facilities.
Being the provincial capital, Lucena is host to most of the branches of governmental agencies, businesses, banks and service facilities in the Southern Tagalog region.
Lucena is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.Economy
Economic activities in Lucena are heavily concentrated in the poblacion and other sub-urban barangays where the highly densed and constricted Central Business District (CBD) is home to a large cluster of different business enterprises. As population grows in tandem with new and promising business prospects, business activities spill over adjoining barangays, thus forming mini satellite commercial areas. New business establishments are now common sights in other sub-urban barangays like Metro Gaisano and Pacific Malls in Barangay III and SM City in Barangay Ibabang Dupay, And soon to rise FRC Grand mall with FRC Grand Inn in Brgy. Ilayang Dupay and La Suerte Mega Warehouse at Kanlurang Mayao.
Other commercial strips are located at 10 suburban barangays where both retail and wholesale trade, including other essential services, are being engaged in. Big commercial depots and warehouses in these suburban barangays do business in sales, distribution, and transport of assorted business products in bulk. To mention a few, these big depots and warehouses are those owned by Ginebra San Miguel a Botling Plant in Brgy. Gulang Gulang.,Ginebra San Miguel Alcohol Depot in Brgy. Barra, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Nestle Philippines, San Miguel Corporation, Asia Brewery, Magnolia, Unilever, Procter and Gamble ,Pepsi Bottling Co. and Senbel Bio-Diesel Plant in Brgy. Cotta.
Of the total 8,316.90 hectare land area of Lucena City, 19% or 1,651.77 hectares cover the existing built up area. Almost 3% of this or 46.62 hectares cover the industrial section, located in different barangays of the city. These areas are home to significant industrial and manufacturing activities.
Nestled amidst a wide expanse of coconut lands, Lucena has coconut oil mills which produce oil-based household products like cooking oil, soap, lard, margarine, and oil based medicines._________________
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