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LOCATION

The municipality of Sampaloc lies between 121°30’30” to 121°41’10” east longitude and between 14°06’30” to 14°14’30” north latitude. It is approximately 192 kilometers from Metro Manila, 41 km from Lucena City and 30 kms from Tayabas City proper.  Bounded by Mauban on the north and east sides, and on the west by the municipality of Cavinti, Laguna, Sampaloc occupies a land area of approximately 10,478 hectares including the area in Brgy Caldong contested by the Provinces of Laguna and Quezon.

Sampaloc is composed of 4 urban and 10 rural barangays with a land distribution as follows:

Table 1 Land Area by Barangay

 

Barangay

Land Area

(hectares)

Percentage

Share (%)

Urban 1,857 17.71
1.  San Isidro 14 0.12
2.  San Roque 10 0.10
3.  Bayongon 242 2.31
4. Ilayang Owain 1,591 15.18
Rural 8,621 82.29
1.  Alupay 175 1.69
2.  Apasan 420 4.00
3.  Banot 341 3.25
4.  Bataan 900                   8.59
5.  Bilucao 380 3.63
6.  Caldong 3,111 29.69
7.  Ibabang Owain 240 2.29
8.  Mamala 1,400 13.36
9.  San Bueno 982 9.37
10. Taquico 672 6.41
Total 10,478 100

Source: 1999 CLUP