Income Classification: 1st Class
Congressional District: 7th District
No. of Barangays: 36
Land Area: 8,212 has.
Population (NSO, May 1, 2010): 68,222
Registered Voters (COMELEC, 2016): 45,357
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
Indang derived its name from the words “Inrang” or “yndan”, a tree which was also called “Anubing”. The tree of inrang was used to be abundant in the local since the early times. Before 1655, Indang was part of Silang, until the people decided to pose a petition to the senior authorities for the separation of Indang from Silang. After 70 years of being a subordinate barrio of Silang, Indang gained its autonomy as a municipality with the the leadership of Juan Dimabiling as the first Gobernadorcillo.
The town of Indang takes a significant part in the Philippine Revolution when Gat Andres Bonifacio was arrested at Barrio Limbon after being defeated in the Tejeros Convention. It was also in Indang when Andres Bonifacion was barred from setting up a separate government and army. Some of the outstanding revolutionary figures who are considered as the distinguished sons of Indang were Severino Delas Alas who is a member of Aguinaldo during his retreat to Northern Luzon; General Ambrosio Mojica, a politico military governor of the first Philippine republic in Samar and Leyte; Hugo Ilagan and Jose Coronel, both delegates of Cavite to the revolutionary Congress in Tarlac. Its revolutionary name during the Spanish era was “Walang Tinag” which means immovable.
The exact month and day of the municipality’s establishment has no verification. However, existing documents proved that Indang was instituted during the cold month of 1655. Therefore, the municipal government decided and declared December 1st as “Indang Day” which was annually celebrated and thereafter by its people.
Indang is an upland municipality in Cavite composed of (36) barangays with a total of 8,920 hectares. It is centrally located in the upland of Cavite with a bearing of 120 degrees and 11” longitude. It is bounded on the north by the municipalities of Naic and Trece Martires City; on the south by the municipalities of Mendez and Tagaytay City; on the west by the municipalities of Alfonso and Maragondon and on the east by the municipalities of Amadeo and Trece Martires City.
The Municipality is highly accessible from the major points within the province and to the major market areas like naic and Alfonso, while it is only 13.5 kilometeres from the seat of provincial government at the City of Trece Martires, Indang is about 12.8 kilometers from Tagaytay City.
The topography is characterized by gently sloping or rolling terrain. Almost 40.36% of its total land area is within the slope grade of 3-8%, while 2,135 hectares is within the slope range of 8-15% which is characterized by undulating/sloping terrain. The land elevation range from 230 to 380 meters above sea level. The land area is furthermore fairy well dissected by numerous creeks and streams that are deeply cut., characterized by steep and abrupt banks. Rivers, creeks and spring supply the water needed for both agricultural and households purposes. These rivers and creeks also serves as natural drainage into which storm water is discharged and flow in northern direction to discharged into either Manila Bay or Laguna de Bay. Based on hazard Mapping and Assessment for effective Community – Based Disaster Risk Management conducted by PHILVOCS-DOST, Indang is susceptible on the strong ground Shaking when the earthquake intensity scale reached PEIS intensify VIII and above, but not susceptible on earthquake-Induced landslide. However, there are a possible landslide deposits along major rivers. Generally, the municipality has low susceptibilityon Rain-Induced landslide.
Major Income Sources: Agriculture, Agri-Tourism, Commercial and Service Centers
Tourist Destinations: Bonifacion Shrine (Barangay Limbon); Rizal Park; Indang Heroes Park; Resorts (Rio Villanuevo/Villa Colmenar/Alta Rios/Queen Anne/Villa Felicidad/Terre Verte/Lou Fil/Balay Indang/La Felomena/etc.); Saint Gregory Parish Church, Lumampong Halayhay Parish Church and the Miraculous 7 Archangel Parish Church
Special Events/Festivals: Indang Day Celebration (Irok Festival) and other Barangay Fiesta Celebration
Address: New Municipal Hall, Indang Cavite
Phone: (046) 460-4708 (Trunk Line)