Balete, Batangas

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Balete
Municipality
MarianOrchard,Baletejf0166 08.JPG
Official seal of Balete
Seal
Map of Batangas showing the location of Balete
Location within Batangas province
Balete is located in Philippines
Balete
Balete
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°01′N 121°06′E / 14.02°N 121.1°E / 14.02; 121.1Coordinates: 14°01′N 121°06′E / 14.02°N 121.1°E / 14.02; 121.1
Country Philippines
Region Calabarzon (Region IV-A)
Province Batangas
District 3rd District
Founded 1838
Barangays 13 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Leovino Hidalgo
Area[2]
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 22,661
 • Density 910/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 12,250
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4219
IDD:area code +63 (0)43
Income class 5th class
PSGC 041004000

Balete, officially the Municipality of Balete (Filipino: Bayan ng Balete), is a municipality in the province of Batangas in the Calabarzon (Region IV-A) of the Philippines. The population was 22,661 at the 2015 census.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 12,250 registered voters.[4]

Balete is well known for its location on Taal Lake, providing a panoramic view of the Taal Volcano. The pilgrimage site Marian Orchard is located in Barangay Malabanan.

On February 13, 2008, incumbent Mayor David Pamplona was assassinated in Barangay Bulihan, Malvar.[5]

Geography[edit]

Balete is located at 14°01′N 121°06′E / 14.02°N 121.1°E / 14.02; 121.1.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 25 square kilometres (9.7 sq mi)[2] constituting 0.80% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

Barangays[edit]

Balete is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[6]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
041004001 Alangilan 1.9% 428 296 +7.27%
041004002 Calawit 4.5% 1,028 809 +4.67%
041004003 Looc 9.3% 2,098 2,005 +0.87%
041004004 Magapi 9.4% 2,133 1,947 +1.75%
041004005 Makina 7.8% 1,757 1,519 +2.81%
041004006 Malabanan 20.5% 4,637 4,119 +2.28%
041004007 Paligawan 9.0% 2,047 1,802 +2.46%
041004008 Palsara 6.1% 1,391 1,381 +0.14%
041004009 Poblacion 11.4% 2,573 2,405 +1.29%
041004010 Sala 7.7% 1,753 1,429 +3.97%
041004011 Sampalocan 4.8% 1,086 1,003 +1.53%
041004012 Solis 3.1% 712 634 +2.23%
041004013 San Sebastian 4.5% 1,018 865 +3.15%
Total 22,661 20,214 +2.20%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Balete
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 11,678 —    
1995 14,383 +3.98%
2000 15,792 +2.02%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 19,252 +2.77%
2010 20,214 +1.79%
2015 22,661 +2.20%
Source: PSA[3][7][8]

In the 2015 census, Balete had a population of 22,661.[3] The population density was 910 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,400/sq mi).

In the 2016 election, it had 12,250 registered voters.[4]

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. Makati City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ Arnell Ozaeta; Ed Amoroso (February 14, 2008). "Batangas Mayor killed in ambush". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Municipal: Balete, Batangas". PSA. Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Region IV-A (CALABARZON)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 

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