Skip to main content

Quezon

Quezon, province (1990 pop. 1,372,445), E central Luzon, the Philippines. Lucena is the capital. A long, narrow province bordering on the Philippine Sea and containing in part the rugged Sierra Madre Mts., it is an excellent source of timber. It produces coconuts and copra and has plywood mills and major wood-product manufactures, most notably Manila elemi (an oleoresin). Formerly called Tayabas, its name was changed in 1946 to honor President Manuel Quezon, who was born there, in the village of Baler.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Quezon." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Quezon." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 26, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/quezon

"Quezon." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved May 26, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/quezon

Quezon City

Quezon City City on Luzon island, adjacent to Manila, n Philippines. Second-largest city in the Philippines, it was named after Manuel Luis Quezon and was capital of the Philippines from 1948 to 1976. It is mainly a residential area but has a thriving textile industry. Pop. (2000) 2,173,831.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Quezon City." World Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Quezon City." World Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 26, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/quezon-city

"Quezon City." World Encyclopedia. . Retrieved May 26, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/quezon-city