Cavinti, Laguna

Cavinti, Laguna
Municipality of Cavinti
Bayan ng Cavinti
—  Municipality  —

Map of Laguna showing the location of Cavinti
Municipality of Cavinti is located in Philippines
Municipality of Cavinti
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°15′N 121°31′E / 14.25°N 121.517°E / 14.25; 121.517Coordinates: 14°15′N 121°31′E / 14.25°N 121.517°E / 14.25; 121.517
Country  Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Laguna
District 4th District of Laguna
Barangays 19
 – Mayor Florcelie Esguerra
 – Total 125.54 km2 (48.5 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 – Total 20,469
 – Density 163/km2 (422.3/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4013
Income class 4th
Population Census of Cavinti
Census Pop. Rate
1995 16,157
2000 19,494 4.11%
2007 20,469 0.68%

Cavinti is a 4th class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is situated in the foothills of Sierra Madre mountain range, and part of the 4th congressional district of Laguna. According to the latest census, it has a population of 20,469 people in 4,473 households.


Cavinti is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

  • Anglas
  • Bangco
  • Bukal
  • Bulajo
  • Cansuso
  • Duhat
  • Inao-Awan
  • Kanluran Talaongan
  • Labayo
  • Layasin
  • Layug
  • Mahipon
  • Paowin
  • Poblacion
  • Sisilmin
  • Silangan Talaongan
  • Sumucab
  • Tibatib
  • Udia


The town's name came from the Tagalog expression, "kabit sa binti". The Aetas, the early dwellers of the land, performed a wedding ritual in which the groom chases his bride to the riverbank. The groom will try to capture his bride by her legs ("binti"), with the witnesses shouting, "Kabit sa binti, kabit sa binti!" This phrase later became "Kabinti"; hence the name.

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