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Cuenca, Batangas

Coordinates: 13°55′N 121°03′E / 13.92°N 121.05°E / 13.92; 121.05
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Cuenca
Municipality of Cuenca
Downtown Cuenca with Mount Macolod in the background
Downtown Cuenca with Mount Macolod in the background
Official seal of Cuenca
Nickname: 
Home of Bakers
Map of Batangas with Cuenca highlighted
Map of Batangas with Cuenca highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Map
Cuenca is located in Philippines
Cuenca
Cuenca
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°55′N 121°03′E / 13.92°N 121.05°E / 13.92; 121.05
CountryPhilippines
RegionCalabarzon
ProvinceBatangas
District 3rd district
FoundedNovember 7, 1876
Named forCuenca, Spain or Cuenca Province
Barangays21 (see Barangays)
Government
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 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorAlexander M. Magpantay
 • Vice MayorAurea P. Pantas
 • RepresentativeMa. Theresa V. Collantes
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate25,580 voters (2022)
Area
 • Total58.18 km2 (22.46 sq mi)
Elevation
166 m (545 ft)
Highest elevation
957 m (3,140 ft)
Lowest elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)[3]
 • Total36,235
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Households
8,923
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence
11.02
% (2021)[4]
 • Revenue₱ 137 million (2020)
 • Assets₱ 307.3 million (2020)
 • Expenditure₱ 110.8 million (2020)
 • Liabilities₱ 39.73 million (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBatangas 2 Electric Cooperative (BATELEC 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4222
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Native languagesTagalog

Cuenca, officially the Municipality of Cuenca (Tagalog: Bayan ng Cuenca), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 36,235 people.[3]

History

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Once a part of San Jose, it became an independent town under the name "Cuenca" in 1876, after the Spanish hometown of the then-Governor of Batangas that resembles its cold breeze and beautiful scenic spots.[5] Its main tourist attraction is the 700-meter-high (2,300 ft) mountain, Mount Macolod (Mount Maculot).

The Patron of Cuenca is Saint Isidore the Laborer, the patron of farmers. A celebratory feast is held annually every May 15.

Geography

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According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 58.18 square kilometers (22.46 sq mi)[6] constituting 1.86% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometer (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays

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Cuenca is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[7] Each barangay consists of puroks and some have sitios.


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[3] 2010[8]
041009001 Balagbag 2.3% 848 778 0.87%
041009002 Bungahan 5.6% 2,032 1,830 1.05%
041009003 Calumayin 0.9% 326 354 −0.82%
041009005 Dalipit East 1.7% 609 591 0.30%
041009006 Dalipit West 1.6% 593 533 1.07%
041009007 Dita 12.6% 4,579 4,392 0.42%
041009008 Don Juan 2.4% 885 783 1.23%
041009009 Emmanuel 5.5% 1,985 2,011 −0.13%
041009010 Ibabao 9.2% 3,343 3,188 0.48%
041009011 Labac 5.6% 2,037 2,096 −0.29%
041009012 Pinagkaisahan 5.5% 1,978 1,875 0.54%
041009013 San Felipe 9.3% 3,377 3,171 0.63%
041009014 San Isidro 5.8% 2,091 1,804 1.49%
041009015 Barangay 1 (Poblacion) 5.2% 1,883 1,639 1.40%
041009016 Barangay 2 (Poblacion) 0.7% 263 376 −3.51%
041009017 Barangay 3 (Poblacion) 2.0% 735 680 0.78%
041009018 Barangay 4 (Poblacion) 2.6% 930 1,022 −0.94%
041009019 Barangay 5 (Poblacion) 1.0% 378 438 −1.46%
041009020 Barangay 6 (Poblacion) 1.4% 513 499 0.28%
041009021 Barangay 7 (Poblacion) 5.1% 1,861 1,848 0.07%
041009022 Barangay 8 (Poblacion) 4.2% 1,537 1,328 1.47%
Total 36,235 31,236 1.50%

In 1954, Don Juan was constituted as a barrio from the sitios of Lungos ng Parang, Kulit, Lumampao, Pisa, Napapanayan and Lagundian.[9]

Climate

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Climate data for Cuenca, Batangas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 27
(81)
28
(82)
30
(86)
31
(88)
30
(86)
28
(82)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
28
(83)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 18
(64)
18
(64)
19
(66)
20
(68)
22
(72)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(70)
20
(68)
19
(66)
21
(69)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
(0.4)
13
(0.5)
14
(0.6)
32
(1.3)
101
(4.0)
142
(5.6)
208
(8.2)
187
(7.4)
175
(6.9)
131
(5.2)
68
(2.7)
39
(1.5)
1,121
(44.3)
Average rainy days 5.2 5.0 7.4 11.5 19.8 23.5 27.0 25.9 25.2 23.2 15.5 8.3 197.5
Source: Meteoblue (modeled/calculated data, not measured locally)[10]

Demographics

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Population census of Cuenca
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,990—    
1918 7,106+1.15%
1939 7,838+0.47%
1948 9,063+1.63%
1960 11,056+1.67%
1970 14,538+2.77%
1975 15,975+1.91%
1980 17,109+1.38%
1990 20,176+1.66%
1995 22,758+2.28%
2000 25,642+2.59%
2007 28,581+1.51%
2010 31,236+3.29%
2015 32,783+0.92%
2020 36,235+1.99%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[11][8][12][13]

In the 2020 census, Cuenca had a population of 36,235.[3] The population density was 620 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,600/sq mi).

Economy

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Poverty incidence of Cuenca

2.5
5
7.5
10
12.5
15
2006
7.10
2009
9.92
2012
8.56
2015
5.59
2018
11.65
2021
11.02

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]

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References

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  1. ^ Municipality of Cuenca | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2020). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ "PSA Releases the 2021 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2 April 2024. Retrieved 28 April 2024.
  5. ^ "Executive Summary" (PDF). Commission on Audit. 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  6. ^ "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Municipal: Cuenca, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  8. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)" (PDF). Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Republic Act No. 1122; An Act to Create the Barrio of Don Juan in the Municipality of Cuenca, Province of Batangas". PhilippineLaw.info. Archived from the original on 23 May 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Cuenca: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  11. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  12. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. National Statistics Office.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  13. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  15. ^ "Estimation of Local Poverty in the Philippines" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 29 November 2005.
  16. ^ "2003 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 23 March 2009.
  17. ^ "City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates; 2006 and 2009" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 3 August 2012.
  18. ^ "2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. 31 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Municipal and City Level Small Area Poverty Estimates; 2009, 2012 and 2015". Philippine Statistics Authority. 10 July 2019.
  20. ^ "PSA Releases the 2018 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022.
  21. ^ "PSA Releases the 2021 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates". Philippine Statistics Authority. 2 April 2024. Retrieved 28 April 2024.
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