It is a first class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines.
has become both a suburban residential community of Metro Manila
and a location for some of the Philippines' largest industrial estates and export processing zones. According to the latest census, it has a population of 262,735 in 42,307 households.
Biñan is the first municipality of Laguna
from Metro Manila
next to San Pedro. The municipality is one of three comprising the first district of Laguna.
Historically, Biñan is nationally recognized in the books related to the biography of José Rizal, the country's national hero. It was in June 1869 when Jose Rizal as a young boy went to Binan with his brother Paciano. They proceeded to his aunt's house near the town proper where they were to be lodged. Here, his first formal education was entrusted to Maestro Justiniano Aquino Cruz who after a year and a half of tutelage advised young Rizal to continue higher education in Manila. In honor of Jose Rizal, a plaque of recognition was bestowed on the house where he stayed at. A monument now stands at the center of Biñan's town plaza in recognition of Biñan's affiliation to Rizal.