Batangas City, officially known as the City of Batangas (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Batangas), is a 1st class component city and capital of the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 351,437 people.
Batangas, officially the Province of Batangas (Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Batangas IPA: [bɐˈtaŋgɐs]), is a province in the Philippines located in the Calabarzon region on Luzon. Its capital is the city of Batangas, and is bordered by the provinces of Cavite and Laguna to the north, and Quezon to the east.
Batangas has 30 municipalities and 4 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 1,078.
Batangas City is the largest and capital city of the Province of Batangas, Philippines. The city is also known as the “Industrial Port City of CALABARZON” and is currently classified as one of the fastest urbanizing cities of the Philippines.
The city covers 283 km2 (109 sq mi) of lowland, mountains, and the island of Isla Verde. Most parts of the city remains rural, and the population is largely concentrated on the mouth of the Calumpang River. Batangas City is prone to typhoons, but the city is less prone to earthquakes.
Batangas first came to be known as Bonbon. It was named after the mystical and fascinating Taal Lake, which was also originally called Bonbon. Some of the earliest settlements in Batangas were established at the vicinity of Taal Lake. In 1534, Batangas became the first practically organized province in Luzon.
Among the three cities and 31 municipalities comprising the province of Batangas, Batangas City, the provincial capital, was the most populous with a population size making up 12.9 percent of the total provincial population. Lipa City and the City of Tanauan followed with 11.9 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively.
Calaca, officially the Municipality of Calaca (Tagalog: Bayan ng Calaca), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 87,361 people.
Batangas has many products that it has become 'famous' for such as embroidery, 'balisong' or butterfly knives, and 'kapeng barako or brewed coffee. It is an extremely popular spot for its well-known beaches, particularly the diving spots which you can find in Lian, Laiya, Mabini, and Nasugbu.
Found in the southern portion, Cavite belongs to Region IV-A or the CALABARZON Region. It is bounded by the provinces of Batangas in the south, Laguna in the east, Rizal in the northwest, Metro Manila and Manila Bay in the north, and West Philippine Sea in the west.
Batangas City is classified as one of the fastest urbanizing cities of the Philippines, and is known as the "Industrial Port City of Calabarzon". It is home to the Batangas International Port, one of the busiest passenger and container terminals in the Philippines.
In addition to recognizing the importance of public engagement in achieving sustainability goals, Batangas City aims to be the first carbon-neutral city in the country by 2030 and has developed a comprehensive climate mitigation and adaptation plan to realize this vision.
Calacas used in the festival include carved skull masks worn by revelers, small figures made out of carved wood or fired clay, and sweet treats in the form of skulls or skeletons. Calacas are sometimes made of wood, stone, or even candy.
Batangas City's official web site gives the date of the founding of a settlement called “Batangan” as 1581.
Batangas is a name formed from the word 'batang' meaning logs. The word batang is said to be the root of Batangan, the former name of the city and the province.
Batangas Tagalog (also known as Batangan or Batangueño locally [batɐŋˈgɛn. ɲo]) is a dialect of the Tagalog language that is spoken primarily in the province of Batangas and in portions of Quezon, Laguna and on the island of Mindoro.
Two Spanish Generals, Martin de Goiti and Juan Salcedo discovered the shore of Batangas in 1570. The two Generals met the Malay settlers at the mouth of Taal River, and ultimately settled in the place and founded the town of Taal in 1572. The towns of Batangas, Balayan and Lipa were discovered afterwards.
A city or municipality is divided into barangays, over which it exercises supervisory authority.