It is the second largest in size in Southern Tagalog and the sixth largest province in the Philippines. It has boundaries extending as far as Aurora in the north and Camarines Sur in the south. It is bounded on the north by Aurora, on the west by Laguna and Rizal, southwest by Batangas and southeast by Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. It has a land area of 870,660 hectares. It is comprised of 40 municipalities which is divided into four political districts and one urbanized city. It has 1,242 barangays with Lopez having the most number of barangays at 95 and Patnanungan with only six. The Sierra Madre runs along the entire length of the province with Mount Banahaw, an active volcano, which is about 7,382 feet above sea level as the most prominent peak of the range. It has three types of climate. The eastern portion of the Sierra Madre has no dry season and a very pronounced rain period from November to January. The southern part is relatively dry from November to April and wet the rest of the year. The rest of the province has more or less evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year. It is the country’s leading coconut producer. Other major crops are rice, corn, banana and coffee. Although it has vast forest lands, timber and other forest products are now only in very small quantities. Fishing is a year-round activity because of rich fishing grounds especially in the many bays.