A rich and beautiful province just south of the Metro. It is surrounded by the provinces of Rizal, Cavite, Batangas and Quezon (hence the term CALABARZON when talking about this region). Borders about half of the largest inland body of water, the Laguna Lake. The land of famous people and famous tourist attractions.
It has a land area of 175,973 ha. (1,759.73 sq. km.), a population of 2,473,530 as per 2007 National Census and a population density of 1,406 per sq. km.
It is politically subdivided into 4 Congressional Districts, 4 Cities, 26 Municipalities and 674 Barangays. The seat of provincial government is in the Municipality of Sta. Cruz.
The climate of Laguna is relatively dry from November to May and wet from June to October.
Its lush mountains, hidden wonders and water springs make it a rejuvenating escape from the busy life that is in the cities.
The province is blessed with abundant underground water fed by seven principal watersheds and fresh water resource from Laguna de Bay, forest products from Mount Makiling, Mount San Cristobal, Mount Banahaw and the Sierra Madre Range, agricultural products from 60,624 hectares of alienable and disposable agricultural and about 410,000 metric tons from Laguna Lake.
Laguna is known for its academic and research institutions, mostly located in the Science and Nature City of Los Baños, which include the University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Philippine Council for Agricultural Research Resource and Development (PCARRD) among others.
The growth and development of the underlying structures and support systems needed for industry has led to making Laguna one of the major economic centers of the country. It has provided businesses with the required elements for growth like real estate, road networks, communication facilities, power and water resource, local and international banking, professional and technical skills, clean and safe environment and systematic business compliance process and industrial peace.
Among the industries present in the province are major vehicle manufacturers, electronic and semi-conductor companies.