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Silang

The Municipality of Silang is a first class landlocked municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 213,490 people in an area of 209.4km2. Silang is located in the eastern section of Cavite.It is the location of the Philippine National Police Academy, PDEA Academy, and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction head office.With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the municipality is now part of the Manila's conurbation which spans southward toward Lipa City.GeographyThe municipality of Silang is approximately south of Manila. General Trias, Dasmariñas and General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) bound it on the north and on the west by Amadeo, Tagaytay on the south. Silang is noted for its relatively cool and invigorating climate.BarangaysSilang is politically subdivided into 64 barangays.EtymologyThe name Silang was derived from the Tagalog word silanganan meaning "east", because the town is seated at the eastern portion of Cavite. A legend claims that it was coined from the Tagalog word isinilang or "given birth to", referring to the sudden and unusual emergence of the parish church. It may also refer to the new emergence of the land from the eruption of Taal Volcano on May 15, 1754. Whereas, three barangays of Silang are called Tubuan I, II & III.
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