Balete, Batangas

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Balete
Municipality
Fishing boats on the shore of Taal Lake in Balete
Fishing boats on the shore of Taal Lake in Balete
Official seal of Balete
Seal
Nickname(s): Land of Honeybees
Map of Batangas showing the location of Balete
Map of Batangas showing the location of Balete
Balete is located in Philippines
Balete
Balete
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°01′38″N 121°05′53″E / 14.02722°N 121.09806°E / 14.02722; 121.09806Coordinates: 14°01′38″N 121°05′53″E / 14.02722°N 121.09806°E / 14.02722; 121.09806
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded 1838
Barangays 13
Government[1]
 • Mayor Leovino Hidalgo
Area[2]
 • Total 25.00 km2 (9.65 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 20,214
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4219
Dialing code 43
Income class 5th class

Balete is a fifth class municipality in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,214 people.[3]

Balete is well known for its location on Taal Lake, providing a panoramic view of the Taal Volcano. The pilgrimage site Marian Orchard is located in Barangay Malabanan.

Incumbent Mayor David Pamplona was assassinated in Barangay Bulihan, Malvar, on February 13, 2008.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Balete is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[2]

  • Alangilan
  • Calawit
  • Looc
  • Magapi
  • Makina
  • Malabanan
  • Paligawan
  • Palsara
  • Poblacion
  • Sala
  • Sampalocan
  • Solis
  • San Sebastian
  • Maabud
  • Bancoro

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Balete
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,678 —    
1995 14,383 +3.98%
2000 15,792 +2.02%
2007 19,252 +2.77%
2010 20,214 +1.79%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BATANGAS". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Arnell Ozaeta; Ed Amoroso (February 14, 2008). "Batangas Mayor killed in ambush". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 

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