Municipality of Silang
Congressional District: 5th District
No. of Barangays: 64
Land Area: 154.41 sq. km.
Population (POPCEN 2020, Philippine Statistics Authority): 295,644
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2020): 136,518
The Municipality of Silang covers about 156.41 square kilometers of land that is broadly classified into agricultural and built-up areas. The municipality is divided into 64 barangays. It is situated in the eastern part of Cavite province, bounded in the north by the municipalities of General Trias, Dasmariñas, General Mariano Alvarez and Carmona.
Silang is believed to be the second oldest town in Cavite and was founded in 1571. The name Silang was derived from the Tagalog word “Silanganan”. Some said it came from “isinilang” because of the sudden existence of a church at the center of the town. On March 26, 1997, Finance Department Order No. 24-97 classified Silang as a First Class Municipality.
Source: OPIO Cavite