GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Geographical Location
The Town of San Mateo is approximately twenty four (24) kilometers northeast of the city of Manila and about eleven (11) kilometers south of Pasig , the former capital town of Rizal . It is bounded on the south by Marikina and on the north by Montalban. To the west lies Quezon City and to the east is Antipolo City. San Mateo lies within 14 degrees, 41 latitude and 121 degrees, 0.7 longitude.
Land Area

The total land area of San Mateo as of the 1976 cadastral survey is approximately 4,825.10 hectares broken-down to fifteen (15) barangays.

Land Area by Barangay
Barangay

Total Area ( Has.)

Percent Distribution

1. Ampid I 131.60 2.73
2. Ampid II 24.50 0.51
3. Banaba 138.20 2.86
4. Dulongbayan I 58.79 1.22
5. Dulongbayan II 430.00 8.91
6. Guinayang 273.00 5.66
7. Guitnangbayan I 412.00 8.54
8. Guitnangbayan II 614.00 12.72
9. Gulod Malaya 139.40 2.89
10. Malanday 353.00 7.32
11. Maly 565.00 11.71
12. Pintong Bukawe 753.00 15.61
13. Sta Ana 80.00 1.66
14. Sto Niño 87.11 1.80
15. Silangan 765.50 15.86
GRAND TOTAL 4,825.10 100
Topography

The topography of the municipality is characterized by a rolling to mountainous terrain on the eastern side comprising approximately 75.66% or 3,650.67 has. And a flat terrain on the western side bordering Marikina River . The plains cover an approximate area of 1,174.43 has. or 24.34%.

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EXISTING LAND USE
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MINERAL RESOURCES
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Land Use

Of the total land area of San Mateo , an approximate area of 1,200 hectares or 25% is devoted to Agriculture. Crop production & value report from the Municipal Agriculture office indicates that 577 hectares have been planted for the year 1997. Of this, Riceland account for 274 hectares (47.49%) while 303 hectares (52.51%) are planted with diversified crops and vegetables.

DISTRIBUTION OF PROPOSED GENERAL LAND USES IN SAN MATEO, RIZAL
2000-2010
LAND USE CATEGORY

AREA (Ha.)

Percent Distribution

Urban

3,281.428

2.73

Agricultural-Permanent/SAFDZ

172.144

0.51

Agricultural/Grazing Seasonal/SAFDZ

352.838

2.86

Production Forest

982.066

1.22

Protection Forest

473.840

8.95

Mining

29.731

0.65

TOTAL

5,292.047

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Commercial Land Use

The Central Business District is strategically located amidst the concentration of settlements.  A major commercial area starts from the vicinity of the public market, bounded by the national road going to Montalban and Daangbakal St . At Barangay Guinangbayan II. This commercial zone is a conglomeration of financial institutions, a public market, restaurants/small eateries, retail stores and the like.

Another area, which may be considered as major commercial area, is within the vicinity of Delos Santos St. corner Gen Luna St. , in Barangay Ampid I.  Other minor commercial areas are located near the Producer’s Market at Barangay Banaba and in the corner of Patiis & Gen Luna St. , in Barangay Malanday.

Major Commercial Centers
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Jollibee Hamburger McDonald's Hamburger Tropical Hut Hamburger
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Industrial Land Use

The industrial establishments found in San Mateo are classified as light to medium industries. Welding shops/motor pool is the predominant industry found within the municipality. Other industrial establishments are relatively small scale, e.g. leather craft and kiskisan. More over agri-business establishments i.e., poultry & piggery do exist within the municipality.

Institutional Land Use

Institutional Areas are devoted for institutional purposes, which include among others, schools, hospitals/related health services, police/fire services and government institutions. The elementary schools are more or less evenly distributed within the municipality

Agricultural Land Use

There is a remarkable decrease of agricultural lands in the municipality. At present, rice lands on the western portion of the town diminish little by little. They are reclassified nor developed to other uses. Tree crops are located on the rolling areas of the municipality.

Open Grasslands

There is a marked decrease of grassland in the municipality. The grassland located at the central section of the municipality was converted for the cultivation of rice. On the other hand, the over-forested areas of the town are now grasslands.

Forest Lands

Are mere paths of the former forests, now occupying the eastern section of the municipality. This area is part of the Marikina Watershed.

History
 
Historical Background
Past Municipal Mayors
Municipal Profile
 
Geographical location and physical characteristics
Demographic Characteristics
Infrastructure and utilities
Mission and Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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