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Laur, officially the Municipality of Laur, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 35,656 people.[3]

Municipality of Laur
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Official seal of Laur
Map of Nueva Ecija with Laur highlighted
Map of Nueva Ecija with Laur highlighted
Laur is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°35′N 121°11′E / 15.58°N 121.18°E / 15.58; 121.18Coordinates: 15°35′N 121°11′E / 15.58°N 121.18°E / 15.58; 121.18
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceNueva Ecija
District3rd District
FoundedJanuary 1, 1917
Barangays17 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAlex G. Daus
 • Electorate20,145 voters (2016)
 • Total295.88 km2 (114.24 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total35,656
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)44
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)112.4 million  (2016)
Native languagesTagalog

During World War II, the military camp, bases, and general headquarters of the Philippine Commonwealth Army were located in Laur and the engagements of the anti-Japanese operations in Central Luzon from 1942 to 1945. Laur was infamous for Fort Magsaysay, where former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. and Senator José Diokno were kept in solitary confinement for twenty-two days by the government of President Ferdinand Marcos.

The National Penitentiary (New Bilibid Prisons), which is currently housed in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, is scheduled for relocation to Barangay San Isidro.[4][5]


Laur is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.

  • Barangay I (Poblacion)
  • Barangay II (Poblacion)
  • Barangay III (Poblacion)
  • Barangay IV (Poblacion)
  • Betania
  • Canantong
  • Nauzon
  • Pangarulong
  • Pinagbayanan
  • Sagana
  • San Fernando (a.k.a. Sorgue)
  • San Isidro
  • San Josef (a.k.a. Ariendo)
  • San Juan
  • San Vicente
  • Siclong
  • San Felipe (a.k.a. Makalaw)


During World War II, the Imperial Japanese military forces did not occupy and entering the municipal town in Laur during the Japanese Invasion through the Allied Liberation on 1941 to 1945.

The establishment and founding of the military camp bases and military general headquarters of the Philippine Commonwealth Army was active on January 3, 1942 to June 30, 1946 in Laur, Nueva Ecija and beginning the covers of all stronghold the local Filipino troops and military officers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army units to the sending local military operations of the engagements of the Anti-Imperial Japanese Military Operations in Central Luzon included three provinces of Pampanga, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija from 1942 to 1945 and aided the helpful to the local guerrilla resistance fighters, Hukbalahap Communist guerrillas and the U.S. liberation military forces against the Imperial Japanese military forces during the Japanese Insurgency (1942-1944) and the Allied Liberation (1944-1945).

Aerial view of Laur with Dingalan Bay in the distant background


YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 3,207—    
1939 13,634+7.13%
1948 16,964+2.46%
1960 11,165−3.43%
1970 14,085+2.35%
1975 16,896+3.72%
1980 17,729+0.97%
1990 21,464+1.93%
1995 25,143+3.01%
2000 26,902+1.46%
2007 30,997+1.97%
2010 32,205+1.40%
2015 35,656+1.96%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Nueva Ecija". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
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  5. ^,1273601
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  7. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  8. ^ "Province of Nueva Ecija". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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