The Province of Rizal is a land of vast resources, abundant water supply, untapped mineral resources, with access to markets and trade advantages, numerous tourism potentials, favorable peace and order climate, various investable and bankable industries, and skilled labor force.

Rizal has an estimated population of 1.7 million people as of Year 2000, with an annual growth rate of 5.8 percent. The predominant language is Filipino while the English language is used as the medium of communication in business and education. The literacy rate of household population ten years old and over is a high 98.5 percent. The province is composed of thirteen municipalities and one component city divided into three political districts and further subdivided into 187 barangays. Its total land area is about 130,383 hectares.

The proximity to Metro Manila makes Rizal a viable place for investments. The land is exciting in its diversity; large lowland areas are located on the western part of the province while gently rolling hills and a few rugged ridges form part of the southern foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountain range can be found in the eastern portion. Generally, Rizal has a climate highly favorable for industry, which is highly suitable for livestock, several high value commercial plantation crops and fruits. A relatively predictable climatic condition is very essential to proper cropping and production scheduling both for agriculture and industry.


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