Alitagtag, Batangas

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Alitagtag
Municipality
Municipality of Alitagtag
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Official seal of Alitagtag
Seal
Map of Batangas with Alitagtag highlighted
Map of Batangas with Alitagtag highlighted
Alitagtag is located in Philippines
Alitagtag
Alitagtag
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°52′N 121°00′E / 13.87°N 121°E / 13.87; 121Coordinates: 13°52′N 121°00′E / 13.87°N 121°E / 13.87; 121
Country  Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded January 1, 1910 [1]
Barangays 19 (see Barangays)
Government[2]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Anthony Francis Gainza Andal
 • Electorate 16,135 voters (2016)
Area[3]
 • Total 24.76 km2 (9.56 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 25,300
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 4205
PSGC 041002000
IDD:area code +63 (0)43
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 66,327,114.78 (2016)
Native languages Tagalog

Alitagtag, officially the Municipality of Alitagtag, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Alitagtag), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 25,300 people.[4]

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

Geography[edit]

Alitagtag is located at 13°52′N 121°00′E / 13.87°N 121°E / 13.87; 121.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 24.76 square kilometres (9.56 sq mi)[3] constituting 0.79% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Alitagtag is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.[5] 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.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[4] 2010[7]
041002001 Balagbag 2.9% 726 650 2.13%
041002002 Concepcion 2.1% 539 463 2.94%
041002003 Concordia 3.5% 892 852 0.88%
041002004 Dalipit East 3.8% 958 1,134 −3.16%
041002005 Dalipit West 3.7% 939 965 −0.52%
041002006 Dominador East 4.4% 1,116 928 3.57%
041002007 Dominador West 4.2% 1,070 1,069 0.02%
041002009 Munlawin Norte 4.9% 1,243 1,142 1.63%
041002008 Munlawin Sur 2.6% 659 619 1.20%
041002011 Muzon Primero 9.0% 2,283 2,167 1.00%
041002012 Muzon Segundo 9.0% 2,288 2,119 1.47%
041002013 Pinagkurusan 5.7% 1,433 1,311 1.71%
041002014 Ping‑As 5.7% 1,442 1,215 3.32%
041002015 Poblacion East 5.2% 1,322 1,297 0.36%
041002016 Poblacion West 9.7% 2,445 2,304 1.14%
041002018 San Jose 9.6% 2,418 2,225 1.60%
041002021 San Juan 3.3% 837 637 5.34%
041002019 Santa Cruz 5.4% 1,377 1,286 1.31%
041002020 Tadlac 5.2% 1,313 1,266 0.70%
Total 25,300 23,649 1.29%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Alitagtag
YearPop.±% p.a.
1918 6,978—    
1939 8,067+0.69%
1948 9,597+1.95%
1960 9,967+0.32%
1970 12,822+2.55%
1975 12,243−0.92%
1980 14,500+3.44%
1990 16,016+1.00%
1995 18,639+2.88%
2000 20,192+1.73%
2007 22,794+1.69%
2010 23,649+1.35%
2015 25,300+1.29%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Alitagtag had a population of 25,300.[4] The population density was 1,000 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,600/sq mi).


Attractions[edit]

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://wowbatangas.com/towns-and-cities/alitagtag/alitagtag-batangas-history
  2. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Municipal: Alitagtag, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Republic Act No. 1662; An Act Creating Certain Barrios in the Municipality of Alitagtag, Province of Batangas". LawPH.com. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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