City of Tanauan
Income Classification: 2nd Class
Congressional District: 3rd District of Batangas (Lone District of Lipa City)
No. of Barangays: 48
Land Area: 10,716 has.
Population (NSO): 152,393
Registered Voters (COMELEC): 103,561
Newly Elected Local Officials (2016 Election)
The town of Tanauan was established on its present location in 1754, having been transferred from the fringe of Taal Lake where it originally stood. It is believed that Tanauan, together with Sala, was originally founded in 1572 by the Augustinian missionaries who built a mission at the shore of a lake known then as Bonbon (now Taal). The town, however, was totally destroyed during the most impressive and catastrophic historically-recorded eruption of Taal Volcano in 1754. Together with the community of Sala, the residents of Tanauan were relocated to safer places. Tanauan moved to Bañadero, and then to its present location. Sala, on the other hand, transferred from its original site to where it is now located. Sala subsequently became a barangay of Tanauan.
Throughout history, Tanaueños have displayed characteristics of personal independence and nationalism. The town is considered the cradle of noble heroes because of the contributions to the revolutionary movement of its sons—the most notable is Apolinario Mabini, the “Brains of the Revolution”. The City also produced political leaders like the great statesman Former Pres. Jose P. Laurel and Jose P. Laurel V, Modesto Castillo, and Nicolas Gonzales who served as governors of Batangas.
The present location of the seat of the City Government of Tanauan was established in March, 1960. Prior to this, the municipal offices occupied a concrete building in the eastern end of Mabini Avenue at the Poblacion, in front of the present Catholic Church and the Modesto Castillo Cultural Center. The old municipal building that was destroyed during World War II was reconstructed and now houses the city library, social hall, and city museum.
In 1996, Tanauan became a first class municipality and five years after, it became a city by virtue of Republic Act 9005, otherwise known as “An Act Converting the Municipality of Tanauan, Province of Batangas into a Component City to be known as the City of Tanauan” into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last February 2, 2001. This was conferred through a plebiscite on March 10, 2001, which duly ratified and approved the cityhood of Tanauan.
Tanauan City is located within 121°6’ latitude and 14°5’ longitude at the North-Eastern part of Batangas. It is bounded by Talisay, Batangas in the West, Malvar and Balete in the South, Sto. Tomas in the East and Calamba, Laguna in the North. Because Tanauan City is strategically located near major growth centers like Metro Manila and Batangas City, the city is prone to urbanization. Tanauan is the logical gateway to Taal Lake and Taal Volcano. It is also the logical transshipment point of Taal Lake fish production and the agricultural produce of the 11 towns around the lake. The City is also strategically located between two important natural resources, Taal Lake and Mount Makiling.
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Tourist Destinations: Mabini Shrine and Museum, Laurel Ancestral House, Old Municipal Building and Museo ng Tanauan, St. John the Evangelist Parish Church, Napayong Island
Address: Tindalo Ave. Mt. View Subd. Brgy. Poblacion 3, City of Tanauan, Batangas
Phone: (043) 778-1902