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Laur, Nueva Ecija

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Laur
Municipality

Seal

Map of Nueva Ecija showing the location of Laur

Laur
Location within the Philippines

Coordinates:

1535N 12111ECoordinates:

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Country

Philippines

Region

Central Luzon (Region III)

Province

Nueva Ecija

District

3rd District

Founded

January 1, 1917

Barangays

17

Government[1]
Mayor

Alvaro G. Daus

Area[2]
Total

295.88 km2 (114.24 sq mi)

Population (2010)[3]
Total

32,205

Density

110/km2 (280/sq mi)

Time zone

PST (UTC+8)

ZIP code

3129

Dialing code

44

Income class

3rd class; rural

Laur is a third class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2010
census, it has a population of 32,205 people.[3]

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 Jos 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]
Contents
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1Barangays
2History
3Demographics
4References
5External links

Barangays[edit]
Laur is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.[2]

Barangay I (Pob.)
Barangay II (Pob.)
Barangay III (Pob.)
Barangay IV (Pob.)
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)

History[edit]
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 1942 to 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

Demographics[edit]
Population census of Laur
Year

Pop.

% p.a.

1990

21,464

1995

25,143

+3.01%

2000

26,902

+1.46%

2007

30,997

+1.97%

2010

32,205

+1.40%

Source: National Statistics Office[3]