Province of Batangas
Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 6 Congressional Districts
No. of Cities and Municipalities: 3 Cities and 31 Municipalities
No. of Barangays: 1,078 Barangays
Land Area: 3,165.81 sq. km. (316,581 has)
Population (NSO, 2010): 2,377,395
Registered Voters (COMELEC, 2010): 1,363,957
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Batangas is a first class province of the Philippines located on the southwestern part of Luzon in the CALABARZON region. Its capital is Batangas City and it is bordered by the provinces of Cavite and Laguna to the north and Quezon to the east. Across the Verde Island Passages to the south is the island of Mindoro and to the west lies the South China Sea. Poetically, Batangas is often referred to by its ancient name Kumintang.
Originally composed of Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque and parts of Laguna and Ambos-Camarines and also known as COUMINTAN or KUMINTANG. In 1534, Batangas became the first practically organized province in Luzon and was officially founded in the year 1581. Balayan was the capital of the province for 135 years from 1597-1732. In 1732 it was moved to Taal then the most progressive and flourishing town of the province. After several calamitous eruptions of Taal Volcano that buried then old Taal town site, the capital was transferred to Batangas (now a city) in 1754 where it has remained to the present.
Bounded on the North by the province of Cavite, on the northeast and east by the province of Laguna and Quezon respectively, on the south by Verde Island passages and on the west by the China Sea.
Major Income Sources: Agricultural and Non- Agricultural resources, Fisheries, Livestock and Poultry, Manufacturing, Services and Tourism
Tourist Destinations: Anilao Diving Spots (Mabini), Mount Batulao (Nasugbu), San Juan Batangas beaches, Taal Lake and Volcano, Mt. Maculot (Cuenca), Mabini Shrine (Tanauan City), Taal Heritage (Taal), Malabrigo Lighthouse (Lobo)
Special Events/Festivals: Ala Eh Festival, Sublian Festival, Bay-ongan Festival, Punlad Festival, Mahaguyog Festival, El Pasubat Festival, Tawilis Festival, Parade of Lights, Balsa Festival, Pastulan Festival, Lumangkinang Festival, Parada ng Lechon, Maliputo Festival, Calacatchara Festival, Lambayok Festival, Bilao Festival, Sugbuan Festival, Kabakahan Festival, Anihan Festival, Sigpawan Festival, Kambingan Festival, Les Kuhliembo Festival, Punlad Festival, Sinuam Festival
Address: Capitol Site,Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas City, 4200
Phone: (043) 723-4651 / 723-8946
Fax: (043) 723-8946