Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 5th District of Batangas (Lone District of Batangas City)
No. of Barangays: 105
Land Area: 28,541.44 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 305,607
Registered Voters (COMELEC, January 2010): 184,445
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Known as the “Industrial Port City of CALABARZON” and classified as one of the most competitive cities in the country today and the home of approximately 324,116 peace-loving, hospitable and hardworking inhabitants. It was proclaimed as a City on July 23, 1969 which became the accelerating point of trading, commercial and industrial activities in the locality. The city is presently classified as a Regional Growth Center and identified as one of the sites for the Regional Agro-Industrial Center and Special Economic Zone as mandated by the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan and the Ecozone Act of 1995. This capital city is one of the nation’s top revenue earning cities and the site of one of the biggest refineries in the Philippines. The city is also hosting the first three power plants using natural gas with a combined capacity of 2,700MW. It is located approximately 108.00 kilometers south of Manila.
The city’s fine harbor was declared as an International Port and an alternate port of Manila. The city is the land of historical places, of fresh fruits and marine resourcesand of great opportunities for social and economic advancement.
Spanish missionaries first set foot in Batangas City in 1572. The settlement was founded in 1581 and named "Batangan" because of the numerous big logs that abounded the Calumpang River. The logs were called "batang" by the natives who settled near the river and called the settlement "Batangan". This name was modified and became Batangas in 1601. Don Agustin Casilao was appointed as the first Gobernadorcillo. Since 1754, the city has been the capital and administrative center of the province. Batangas became a city in 1969 through Republic Act. No. 5495.
The City of Batangas is a coastal city lying in a covelike shape at the southeastern portion of Batangas Province and geographically situated at coordinates 13 degrees, 45 minutes and 25.96 seconds north latitude and 121 degrees, 3 minutes and 29.2 seconds east longitude. It is bounded on the northwest by the municipality of San Pascual; on the north by the municipality of San Jose; on the east by the municipalities of Ibaan, Taysan and Lobo; and on the south by the Batangas Bay.
Major Income Sources: Manufacturing, Services
Tourist Destinations: Plaza Mabini, Laurel Park, Basilica of Immaculada Concepcion, Batangas National High School, St. Brigits College, Provincial Capitol, Batangas Regional Hospital, A & V Tatlonghari Beach Resort, Mahabang Buhangin Beach, Tingga Falls, Ilijan Falls, Mt. Banoy and Matoco Point.
Special Events/Festivals: Sublian Festival, Batangas City Fiesta Celebration
Address: City Hall, Batangas City
Phone: (043) 723-1511
Fax: (043) 723-1558