Balete, Batangas

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Balete
Municipality
Municipality of Balete
MarianOrchard,Baletejf0166 08.JPG
Official seal of Balete
Seal
Map of Batangas with Balete highlighted
Map of Batangas with Balete highlighted
Balete is located in Philippines
Balete
Balete
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°01′N 121°06′E / 14.02°N 121.1°E / 14.02; 121.1Coordinates: 14°01′N 121°06′E / 14.02°N 121.1°E / 14.02; 121.1
Country Philippines
RegionCalabarzon (Region IV-A)
ProvinceBatangas
District3rd District
FoundedJune 21, 1969 [1]
Barangays13 (see Barangays)
Government[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorWilson V. Maralit
 • Electorate12,250 voters (2016)
Area[3]
 • Total25.00 km2 (9.65 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total22,661
 • Density910/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code4219
PSGC041004000
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)58,242,852.49 (2016)
Native languagesTagalog

Balete, officially the Municipality of Balete, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Balete), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 22,661 people.[4]

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.

On February 13, 2008, incumbent Mayor David Pamplona was assassinated in Barangay Bulihan, Malvar.[5]

Geography[edit]

Balete is located at 14°01′N 121°06′E / 14.02°N 121.1°E / 14.02; 121.1.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 25.00 square kilometres (9.65 sq mi)[3] constituting 0.80% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Balete is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[4] 2010[7]
041004001 Alangilan 6.3% 1,428 1,296 1.86%
041004002 Calawit 4.5% 1,028 809 4.67%
041004003 Looc 9.3% 2,098 2,005 0.87%
041004004 Magapi 9.4% 2,133 1,947 1.75%
041004005 Makina 7.8% 1,757 1,519 2.81%
041004006 Malabanan 20.5% 4,637 4,119 2.28%
041004007 Paligawan 9.0% 2,047 1,802 2.46%
041004008 Palsara 6.1% 1,391 1,381 0.14%
041004009 Poblacion 11.4% 2,573 2,405 1.29%
041004010 Sala 7.7% 1,753 1,429 3.97%
041004011 Sampalocan 4.8% 1,086 1,003 1.53%
041004012 Solis 7.6% 1,712 1,634 0.89%
041004013 San Sebastian 4.5% 1,018 1,865 −10.89%
Total 22,661 20,214 2.20%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Balete
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 7,134—    
1975 8,229+2.91%
1980 8,698+1.11%
1990 11,678+2.99%
1995 14,383+3.98%
2000 15,792+2.02%
2007 19,252+2.77%
2010 23,214+7.05%
2015 25,661+1.93%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][7][8][9]

In the 2015 census, Balete had a population of 22,661.[4] The population density was 910 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,400/sq mi).


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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thecorpusjuris.com/legislative/republic-acts/ra-no-5659.php
  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. ^ Arnell Ozaeta; Ed Amoroso (February 14, 2008). "Batangas Mayor killed in ambush". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  6. ^ "Municipal: Balete, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  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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