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Bangg​andang

BARAS

Province of Rizal

GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Three distinct geologic types comprise Baras namely:  Alluvium; Andesite/Basalt; and Shale/Limestone.    

The larger portion of the town, about 5,307.90 hectares equivalent to 62.5% of its total land area, is geologically composed of Shale and Limestone, which can be found in the relatively mountainous and hilly northern portions of the Municipality.     

Alluvium accounts for about 22% or 1,868.38 hectares of the total area. This geologic character is mostly found in the relatively flatter low-lying areas of the municipality in the southern lakeside parts and in the agricultural plains, as well as in the valleys and plains of the Pinugay area. The remaining 15.5% or about 1,316.36 hectares of the total area is geologically made up of Andesite and Basalt found in the hilly middle left portions of the Municipality.

BARAS GEOLOGIC TYPES

GEOLOGIC MAP - BARAS, RIZAL