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Cuenca and Mt. Maculot
|Nickname(s): Home of the Bakers|
Map of Batangas showing the location of Cuenca
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|• Mayor||Celerino Endaya|
|• Total||58.18 km2 (22.46 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Dialing code||+63 (0)43|
|Income class||4th class|
The Patron of Cuenca is Saint Isidore the Laborer, the patron of farmers. A celebratory feast is held on May 15.
Cuenca was founded in 1875 by the decree of the Superior Gobierno issued on August 11, 1875. Another document states that the barrios of Maculot, Dita, Ibabao, Labac, Bungahan and Dalipit be constituted into one civil and independent town due to its distance from the town of San Jose.
In 1896, Cuenca had a population of 5,660, which increased to 6,938 in 1898.
During World War II, the town became a stronghold of the Japanese forces in Batangas. They built tunnels in some parts of Barangay Dita. During the Liberation, Cuenca was badly damaged by bombing which caused the deforestation of the mountain slopes. Help in the rehabilitation of the area began when local Filipino troops and officers of the 4th, 42nd and 45th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and 4th Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary entered the liberated area in Cuenca, between 1944 and 1945. They worked with local guerrilla resistance fighters and American liberation forces against the Japanese. The combined Filipino-American ground forces helped reconstruct the town by building schools and bridges. A plaque in Cuenca Central Elem. School commemorates their efforts.
The Cuenca Institute was founded in 1947, in order to provide secondary education and is the oldest secondary institution in Cuenca. Prior to its founding, students who graduated elementary school had to travel to Batangas City or Manila for further education.
Each year, a festival is held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron of farmers.
- Dalipit East
- Dalipit West
- Don Juan
- San Felipe
- San Isidro
- Barangay 1 (Pob.)
- Barangay 2 (Pob.)
- Barangay 3 (Pob.)
- Barangay 4 (Pob.)
- Barangay 5 (Pob.)
- Barangay 6 (Pob.)
- Barangay 7 (Pob.)
- Barangay 8 (Pob.)
|Population census of Cuenca|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
The population of Cuenca, Batangas, in the 2015 census was 32,783 people, with a density of 560 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,500 inhabitants per square mile.
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