Alitagtag Town Hall
|Nickname(s): Float Capital of the Philippines|
Map of Batangas showing the location of Alitagtag
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|Founded||January 1, 1910|
|• Mayor||Anthony Francis Gainza Andal|
|• Total||24.76 km2 (9.56 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Dialing code||+63 (0)43|
|Income class||4th class|
Alitagtag is politically subdivided into 20 barangays. 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.
- Dalipit East
- Dalipit West
- Dominador East
- Dominador West
- Munlawin Sur
- Munlawin Norte
- Muzon Primero
- Muzon Segundo
- Poblacion East
- Poblacion West
- Salvador Agito
- San Jose
- Santa Cruz
- San Juan
|Population census of Alitagtag|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
The population of Alitagtag in the 2015 census was 25,300 people, with a density of 1,000 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,600 inhabitants per square mile.
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.
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