The Largest Seaport of the CALABARZON Region
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City BATANGAS
Official Website http://www.batangascity.gov.ph
Island Grouping Luzon
Region Region IV
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Consisting of 105 barangays, Batangas City (Filipino: Lungsod ng Batangas) is the capital and largest city of the province.. Batangas City is an important seaport and trade center for the province, which is a sugar-growing region. 

Location

Batangas City is located at the southern part of the Province of Batangas bounded to the north by the Provinces of Cavite, Laguna and Quezon and the Taal Lake.

LAND AREA

3 165.8 sq km

CLIMATE

Batangas has a natural cool climate. It experiences two types of seasons: dry from November to April and wet for the rest of the year. Mean annual rainful is at maximum during July at 1.5 to 2.5 meters. March is the driest month. Mean monthly temperature is 82 degrees Fahrenheit. February is the coldest month averaging 69 degrees Fahrenheit while May is the hottest at 96.1 degrees Fahrenheit.

POPULATION

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 247,588 people in 50,223 households and a population density of 873.94/km².

LANGUAGE/DIALECT

Tagalog, English

Perhaps, there is no better way to describe a Batangueno than the language he speaks. Batanguenos, being mainly descendants of the ancient Tagalogs, speak a dialect of the language with a very strong accent. Indeed, one can easily recognize a Batangueno the moment he speaks.

Though generally intelligible to speakers of other dialects, such as the Manila and Tayabas dialects, the vocabulary of the Batangan Dialect is more closely related to the ancient Tagalog. Rarely do Batanguenos use Taglish, as the custom in Manila. In fact, when you ask someone from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino to describe the Tagalog spoken in Batangas, it will easily be labelled makaluma (old style.)

Although much can be said about the way a Batangueno speaks his Tagalog, the high literacy of the locals means English is also widely spoken in the province. Spanish is also understood up to some extent. In fact, some towns like Nasugbu and Lemery still have a significant minority of Spanish speakers. Visayan is also spoken by a significant minority due to the infulx of migration from the Southern Philippines.

ECONOMY

Batangas City is a first-class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. It is the capital and largest city of the province. The city is also the largest seaport in the CALABARZON region. Silk and cotton fabrics and coconut oil are manufactured in the city. The city is also the largest seaport in the CALABARZON region.

here are 59 banks operating in the city composed of 46 commercial banks, 5 savings banks, 1 cooperative and 7 rural banks in 2000. Aside from this, there are 49 pawnshops providing emergency loan assistance and 48 lending institutions.

Batangas City is a major recreational, religious, commercial, industrial and educational center in Batangas, as shown with the presence in the city of entities like St. Bridget College; Batangas State University, the premier tertiary school institution in the province with two campuses and several extension campuses in the province of Batangas; the University of Batangas; the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in the city center; SM City Batangas; as well as numerous hotels, to name some Hotel Pontefino, Alpa Hotel, Batangas Country Club and Days Hotel.

CURRENCY

Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.

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Article 
29 Sep 2010  List of State Universities & Colleges in Region IV  View
05 Sep 2010  PSSE joins Strategic Sanitation Planning   View
27 Aug 2010  Brief Description of Province of Batangas  View
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27 Mar 2008  Brief History of Batangas City  View
03 Mar 2008  Opportunities for Investment and Market Linkages in Region IV  View
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20 Oct 2007  Infrastructure and Support Services in Region IV  View
07 Oct 2007  Hotels & Other Accommodation Facilities in Batangas  View
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