Alitagtag, Batangas

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Alitagtag Town Hall
Alitagtag Town Hall
Official seal of Alitagtag
Nickname(s): Float Capital of the Philippines
Map of Batangas showing the location of Alitagtag
Map of Batangas showing the location of Alitagtag
Alitagtag is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°52′N 121°00′E / 13.867°N 121.000°E / 13.867; 121.000Coordinates: 13°52′N 121°00′E / 13.867°N 121.000°E / 13.867; 121.000
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded January 1, 1910
Barangays 19
 • Mayor Anthony Francis Gainza Andal
 • Total 24.76 km2 (9.56 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,649
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4205
Dialing code 43
Income class 4th class

Alitagtag is a fourth class municipality in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,649 people.[3]

It is bordered on the north by Taal Lake, Cuenca and San Jose to the east, Santa Teresita and San Luis to the west and Bauan and San Pascual to the south.


Alitagtag is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.[2] In 1957, the following barrios were created: Pingas, composed of Sitios Pingas and Corral; Tadlak, composed of sitios Tadlak and Malukan; and Sambi composed of the sitio of Sambi.[4]

  • Balagbag
  • Concepcion
  • Concordia
  • Dalipit East
  • Dalipit West
  • Dominador East
  • Dominador West
  • Munlawin Sur
  • Munlawin Norte
  • Muzon Primero
  • Muzon Segundo
  • Pinagkursan
  • Ping-As
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • San Jose
  • Santa Cruz
  • Tadlac
  • San Juan


Population census of Alitagtag
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 16,016 —    
1995 18,639 +2.88%
2000 20,192 +1.73%
2007 22,794 +1.69%
2010 23,649 +1.35%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]


The town is notable for being the original location where a replica of the True Cross was erected in the Spanish Era. Known as the Holy Cross of Alitagtag, the image which was supposedly hewn from the post of a fallen house made of anubing (a hardwood), is venerated in surrounding towns for its allegedly mystical powers.

The Sublî dance, now popular throughout the province and beyond, is the most widely recognised ritual associated with the Catholic devotion to the Holy Cross of Alitagtag.


  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" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Alitagtag, Province of Batangas". Retrieved 12 April 2011. 

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