Batangas Bay

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Batangas Bay
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View of the bay from San Pedro, Bauan
Batangas Bay is located in Philippines
Batangas Bay
Batangas Bay
Location within the Philippines
Location Luzon Island, Philippines
Coordinates 13°42′27″N 120°59′07″E / 13.7076°N 120.9852°E / 13.7076; 120.9852Coordinates: 13°42′27″N 120°59′07″E / 13.7076°N 120.9852°E / 13.7076; 120.9852
Type bay

Batangas Bay is a semi-enclosed body of water situated in the province of Batangas in Luzon island in the Philippines. The water surface area of the bay is about 220 km² (85 mi²), and the coastline has an approximately 470 kilometres (290 mi). The bay has a maximum depth near the entrance of 466 metres (510 yd), and includes a number of private and government ports. The bay is bordered by the city of Batangas and the municipalities of Mabini, Bauan, San Pascual and Tingloy on Maribacan Island.

The bay is lined with industrial plants ranging from oil refining to food processing to ship building. Many fishermen thrive around the area. The bay is also host to valuable environmental resources, such as coral reefs that attract thousands of tourists every year.

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