Tayabas City, Quezon
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|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|Mayor||Faustino Silang (Lakas-CMD)|
|Area|| 301.8 km²|
|Total (2000)|| 70,985|
The City of Tayabas, Quezon (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tayabas) is a component city in the province of Quezon, Philippines. It was once the capital of the province. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 70,985 people in 15,155 households. Tayabas is known for lambanog (coconut wine) and sweet food/delicacies, as well as resorts.
On March 18, 2007, Republic Act No. 9398, An Act Converting the Municipality of Tayabas in the Province of Quezon into a Component City to be known as City of Tayabas, was enacted into law. On July 14, 2007, the municipality held a plebiscite to ratify the conversion of the said act, with the residents voting in favor of the move, although there was a low turnout of voters for the plebiscite.
Tayabas is politically subdivided into 66 barangays.
 External links
- Quezon Province Travel Guide and Business Directory
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
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