It is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines.
One of the oldest (originally founded in August 15, 1571), and the town with the second smallest land area of 26.81 km² next to Angono with 26.22 km².
Cainta serves as a gateway to the rest of Rizal province from Metro Manila. It is one of Rizal's most urbanized towns due to its proximity to Manila
. This town is famous for its delicious bibingka (rice cakes).
With a population of 289,833 inhabitants, Cainta is the second most populous municipality in the Philippines, per the 2007 Census of Population conducted by the National Statistics Office. Its income of PhP490 million makes it the 3rd richest municipality in the country.