Pangil, Laguna

Pangil, Laguna

Pangil is a 5th class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 20,698 people in 4,160 households.


Pangil is politically subdivided into 8 barangays.

* Balian
* Dambo
* Galalan
* Isla (Pob.)
* Mabato-Azufre
* Natividad (Pob.)
* San Jose (Pob.)
* Sulib


Pangil was founded in 1579 by two Franciscan missionaries. The town's name is believed to have come from three coincidental circumstances: One historical version was that it was named after the fang of a wild boar called "Pangil" in the vernacular; another version accounts to the first native inhabitants of the place called "Pangilagan"; and the third version relates about the place being once dominated by the first pre-Spanish chieftain named Gat Pangil.

External links

* [ Philippine Standard Geographic Code]
* [ 2000 Philippine Census Information]

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