Place:Angono, Rizal, CALABARZON, Philippines


Coordinates14.517°N 121.15°E
Located inRizal, CALABARZON, Philippines
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is a in the province of , . According to the , it has a population of people.

Located east of Manila, and with the continuous expansion of the metropolis, it is now considered part of Metro Manila's conurbation.

It is best known as the "Art Capital of the Philippines", being the hometown of national artist for music Lucio San Pedro and national artist for visual arts Carlos "Botong" Francisco, as well as the site of the Angono Petroglyphs, the oldest known work of art in the Philippines. It is currently campaigning for its inclusion in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as it is a center for visual arts. It is also campaigning for the inclusion of the Angono Petroglyphs (1 of 5 properties of the Petroglyphs and Petrographs of the Philippines UNESCO tentative site) in the World Heritage List.

First created as a pueblo in 1766, Angono was a barrio of its neighboring town Taytay and Binangonan before it was legally proclaimed an independent municipality in 1938 by then President Manuel L. Quezon.

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