You will immediately know when you are in Calauan, Laguna because of the immense pineapple monument that greets you at the town center. Located in the northern part of Laguna province, Calauan is a thrid class municipality with a population of 54,248 (according to the latest population survey).
Calauan, previously a settlement of farmers, lies at the foot of three connecting mountains (Mount Banahaw, Mount Tamlong, and Imok hill). Calauan got its name from "kalawang," the Tagalog term for rust.
The town is famous for its pineapples which are very sweet and succulent. To highlight the importance of its primary crop, Calauan town holds its Pineapple Festival during the month of May when the harvest is plentiful.
It is interesting to note that Calauan was chosen as the resettlement site of informal settlers from Metro Manila. The town is the Bayan ni Juan relocation site (settlers from Pasig River) and Typhoon Ondoy relocation site at Southville 7 Housing Project at Bgy. Dayap. Thus, it is expected that Calauan's population will rise.