San Jose Del Monte History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

San Jose Del Monte is a component city of Bulacan Province in Central Luzon, Philippines.

San Jose Del Monte City Hall
San Jose Del Monte City Hall

Profile of San Jose Del Monte City (Geography)
Location –> Just north of Metro Manila in Bulacan Province (See map below)
*Distance from Manila –> 33 Kilometers
Neighboring Towns –> Norzagaray, Rodriguez (Rizal), Quezon City, Caloocan City, Marilao and Sta. Maria
Area –> 105.53 km2 (40.75 sq mi)
Population –> 574,089 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 59
Terrain –> hilly and mountainous
Industries –> Trading, Real Estate, Tourism, and Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tagalog, English
Mayor –> Arthur B. Robes
Vice Mayor –> Efren C. Bartolome Jr.
Representative (Lone District) –> Florida P. Robes

San Jose Del Monte History

San Jose Del Monte was first settled by the Itas and Dumagats. The Spaniards founded it as a pueblo on March 2, 1752. Previously, it was under the political jurisdiction of Meycauayan City.

When the Americans established a civil government at the onset of the 20th century, San Jose Del Monte was made a part of Sta. Maria but in 1918, it was again reorganized as a town with Ciriaco Gallardo appointed the first municipal president.

On September 10, 2000, San Jose del Monte was converted into the Component City of Bulacan by virtue of Republic Act No. 8797. It gained its lone congressional district on December 18, 2003.

San Jose Del Monte Economy, Business and Investment

Although considered a part of the built-up areas of Metro Manila, agriculture still plays a major role in the city’s economy. Major farm products are rice, mangoes, cassava, other rootcrops, vegetables, livestock, and poultry.

Manufactured goods from the city are processed meat, fruit juices, garments, gifts and toys, metal products, and marble.

The city is seen as the next frontier area for real estate developers. Once the construction of the light railway is finished, transportation to and from Metro Manila would be much easier and faster. The planned expressway from the city to Central and Northern Luzon will truly make the city a transportation hub and catapult its development to greater height.

San Jose Del Monte Tourist Spots

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
San Jose Parish Church
Padre Pio Shrine
Pinaglabanan Trekking
Kaytitinga Falls
Dante’s Peak
VS Orchids Farm

San Jose Del Monte Festivals

Indakan Festival
Tanglawan Festival

RELATED: Profile of Malolos City
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

Map of San Jose Del Monte City

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