Cuenca, Batangas

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Cuenca
Municipality
Municipality of Cuenca
Downtown Cuenca with Mount Maculot in the background
Downtown Cuenca with Mount Maculot in the background
Official seal of Cuenca
Seal
Map of Batangas with Cuenca highlighted
Map of Batangas with Cuenca highlighted
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; 121.05Coordinates: 13°55′N 121°03′E / 13.92°N 121.05°E / 13.92; 121.05
Country  Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded November 7, 1876
Barangays 21 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Celerino Endaya
 • Electorate 21,655 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 58.18 km2 (22.46 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 32,783
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4222
PSGC 041009000
IDD:area code +63 (0)43
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 86,720,964.26 (2016)

Cuenca, officially the Municipality of Cuenca, (Tagalog: Bayan ng Cuenca), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,783 people.[3]

Once a part of San Jose, it became an independent town under the name "Cuenca" in 1876. Its main tourist attraction is the 700-metre-high (2,300 ft) mountain, 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[edit]

Cuenca is located at 13°55′N 121°03′E / 13.92°N 121.05°E / 13.92; 121.05.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 58.18 square kilometres (22.46 sq mi)[2] constituting 1.86% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Cuenca is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[4] In 1954, Don Juan was constituted as a barrio from the sitios of Lungos ng Parang, Kulit, Lumampao, Pisa, Napapanayan and Lagundian.[5]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[6]
041009001 Balagbag 2.6% 848 778 1.65%
041009002 Bungahan 6.2% 2,032 1,830 2.01%
041009003 Calumayin 1.0% 326 354 −1.56%
041009005 Dalipit East 1.9% 609 591 0.57%
041009006 Dalipit West 1.8% 593 533 2.05%
041009007 Dita 14.0% 4,579 4,392 0.80%
041009008 Don Juan 2.7% 885 783 2.36%
041009009 Emmanuel 6.1% 1,985 2,011 −0.25%
041009010 Ibabao 10.2% 3,343 3,188 0.91%
041009011 Labac 6.2% 2,037 2,096 −0.54%
041009012 Pinagkaisahan 6.0% 1,978 1,875 1.02%
041009013 San Felipe 10.3% 3,377 3,171 1.21%
041009014 San Isidro 6.4% 2,091 1,804 2.85%
041009015 Barangay 1 (Poblacion) 5.7% 1,883 1,639 2.68%
041009016 Barangay 2 (Poblacion) 0.8% 263 376 −6.58%
041009017 Barangay 3 (Poblacion) 2.2% 735 680 1.49%
041009018 Barangay 4 (Poblacion) 2.8% 930 1,022 −1.78%
041009019 Barangay 5 (Poblacion) 1.2% 378 438 −2.77%
041009020 Barangay 6 (Poblacion) 1.6% 513 499 0.53%
041009021 Barangay 7 (Poblacion) 5.7% 1,861 1,848 0.13%
041009022 Barangay 8 (Poblacion) 4.7% 1,537 1,328 2.82%
Total 32,783 31,236 0.92%

Demographics[edit]

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%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Cuenca had a population of 32,783.[3] The population density was 560 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,500/sq mi).

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 21,655 registered voters.[9]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Municipal: Cuenca, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "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 10 July 2018. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 

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