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Location within Batangas province
|Region||Calabarzon (Region IV-A)|
|Barangays||46 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Charisma M. Alilio|
|• Vice Mayor||Honorlito B. Solis|
|• Total||109.80 km2 (42.39 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|• Voter (2016)||50,518|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)43|
|Income class||1st class|
Lemery, officially the Municipality of Lemery (Filipino: Bayan ng Lemery), is a municipality in the province of Batangas in the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) of the Philippines. The population was 93,157 at the 2015 census. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 50,518 registered voters.
The municipality was named after the Spanish Governor-General José Lemery e Ibarrola Ney y González (1811 – 1886).
One of Batangas province's first major settlements, Lemery is a growing urban center in western Batangas.
During the early part of the 18th century, adventurous settlers from Taal, northern Mindoro and southern Cavite were attracted to the vast plain near the shores of Balayan Bay because of its abundance in fish and other marine life. Salting and drying fish became their major occupation due to the great demand of salted and dried fish by the people of Cavite, Mindoro, Laguna and Batangas. People came in great numbers to join the settlers, and the village became populous. The place was first called Punta, meaning "point". In 1818, the village of Punta was converted into one of the barrios of the Municipality of Taal. It was later renamed San Geronimo.
In 1858, the barrio of San Geronimo became officially known as Lemery.
In 1862, Lemery and its surrounding barrios were separated from the Municipality of Taal. It became a district municipality thru the efforts of Candida Cesario Valenzuela, Manuel Cabrera, Policarpio Mariño and Domingo Agoncillo. Jose Cabrera became the First Gobernadorcillo of the newly created town. For economic considerations, Lemery was again annexed to Taal in 1904. Finally by virtue of Executive Order 1549 of the Philippine Civil Commission, it became an independent municipality in 1907.
Lemery is located at.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 109.80 square kilometres (42.39 sq mi)  constituting 3.52% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.
Lemery is politically subdivided into 46 barangays. In 1957, the sitio of Bagong Pook was separated from the barrio of Arumahan and constituted into an independent barrio, while sitio of Masalisi was separated from Payapa.
|041012023||Mataas na Bayan||3.3%||3,035||2,764||1.80%|
|041012032||District I (Poblacion)||1.5%||1,413||1,164||3.76%|
|041012033||District II (Poblacion)||1.0%||917||1,071||−2.91%|
|041012034||District III (Poblacion)||0.5%||442||268||9.99%|
|041012035||District IV (Poblacion)||2.4%||2,223||1,762||4.52%|
|041012039||San Isidro Ibaba||1.6%||1,484||1,368||1.56%|
|041012040||San Isidro Itaas||3.8%||3,507||2,777||4.54%|
|Population census of Lemery|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, Lemery had a population of 93,157. The population density was 850 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,200/sq mi).
Most of the people in Lemery are Tagalogs. In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase of Visayans in some barrios or barangays. The main language spoken is Tagalog, and a significant number now speaks Cebuano. Most of the residents can also understand and speak English.
In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 50,518 registered voters.
In the Rankings of Cities and Municipalities that are based on the sum of their scores on 3 Pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Infrastructure. In 2016, Lemery ranked 75th out of 479 municipalities, with total score of 28.252921.
Lemery is a first class municipality by income classification. The primary source of income is agricultural activities, including crop production, livestock and poultry, with 30 out of 46 barangays involved in it.  As a coastal municipality with 13 barangays located along the shore, fishing activities are also significant contributor to the local economy.
The municipality also serves as an provincial urban center for its surrounding rural municipalities including Taal, San Nicolas, Agoncillo and San Luis. It hosts the largest public high school in the first legislative district of Batangas, a private college (Lemery Colleges), a campus of a public university (Batangas State University)and the Batangas Provincial Hospital. Furthermore, bus lines from Manila serving the Southern Tagalog Region reach Central Batangas by way of Lemery. Vans also connect the town to and from other urban centers in the region such as Dasmariñas, Calamba and Lucena.
In February 2014, Xentro Mall Lemery, a community mall, opened in the Diversion Road, further cementing Lemery's position as a growing commercial center. This year 2017, the SM Center Lemery will be soon to open, target openning this November.
Lemery is accessible by bus from Manila via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). The Lipa-Lemery Road connects the STAR Tollway in Lipa to Lemery, passing a number of municipalities along the southern shores of Taal Lake. Lemery can also be reached from Tagaytay via the Diokno Highway. Furthermore, there are vans connecting Manila to Lemery.
- Mayor: Larry M. Alilio
- Vice Mayor: Maria Simonette G. Rosales
- Geraldine Ornales
- Jude V. Suayan
Some of the health institutions in Lemery include:
- Batangas Provincial Hospital
- Metro Lemery Medical Center
- Our Lady of Caysasay Medical Center
- Lemery Doctors Medical Center
- Little Angels Medical Hospital
Schools in Lemery include:
- Arumahan Elementary School
- Ayao - Iyao Elementary School
- Bagong Paraiso Elementary School
- Bukal Elementary School
- Dayapan Elementary School
- Dita Elementary School
- Dona Matilde Memorial Elementary School
- Esteban E. Vito Memorial Elementary School
- Gulod Elementary School
- Lemery Pilot Elementary School
- Mahayahay Elementary School
- Maranatha Shekinah Christian School
- Marcos Catibog Memorial Elementary School
- Masalisi Elementary School
- Mayasang Elementary School
- Niogan Elementary School
- Payapa Elementary School
- Payapa Ibaba Elementary School
- R. Venturanza Central School
- Sambal Elementary school
- San Isidro Itaas Elementary School
- San Isidro Labac Elementary School
- Sinisian Elementary School
- Talaga Elementary School
- Tubigan Elementary School
- Tubuan Elementary School
- Vicente Ornales Memorial Elementary School
- Christian Knights Academy
- Escuela De Shalom
- Glorious Faith Christian Academy
- Maranatha Shekinah Christian School
- Philadelphia Montessorian Academy
- Saint Mary's Educational Institute
- Swiss Montessori School
- Universal Scholastica Academe
- Ananias Hernandez Memorial National High School
- Dionisio P. Vito Memorial National High School - GFLMNHS Extension
- Gov. Feliciano Leviste Memorial National High School (formerly Batangas West High School)
- Payapa National High School
- Batangas State University-Lemery campus
- Lemery Colleges
- The reigning MUTYA NG LEMERY 2017 is Ms. Reiane Tolentino of Brgy. Bagong Sikat. She was crowned last August 14, 2017 in the celebration of the town fiesta.
- Sigpawan Festival: Celebrated during Easter Sunday, the festival's highlight is the Fluvial procession along coastal areas of the town. The festival showcases the rich culture and natural resources of Lemery, with booths displaying a variety of the town's agricultural products, native delicacies and its well-known sinaing na tulingan. Sigpaw is a small net with a handle that is used by fishermen to scoop fish and catch shrimps and small fry along the towns shorelines. Farmers also use it to pick fruits from trees.
- Fantasy World Theme Park: Although not yet fully operational and an under construction, the Fantasy World Theme Park stands at 300 hectare-land in Barangay Masayang, along the Diokno Highway.
- Barangay Payapa hosts the Leisure Farms, the first hobby farming community and agro-tourism site in the country developed by Landco Pacific.
- Casa Corazon’s Motorcycle Museum, first in the Philippines and ‘only one in Asia’
- San Roque Parish
- Holy Cross Parish, Bucal-Matingain
- Our Lady of All Nations Parish, Payapa (canonically erected as a parish on May 20, 2013)
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