32 Facts About Batangas


Batangas, officially the Province of Batangas, is a province in the Philippines located in the Calabarzon region on Luzon.

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Poetically, Batangas is often referred to by its ancient name Kumintang.

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Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila.

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Batangas City has the second largest international seaport in the Philippines after Metro Manila.

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Batangas was a major site for the Maritime Jade Road, one of the most extensive sea-based trade networks of a single geological material in the prehistoric world, operating for 3,000 years from 2000 BCE to 1000 CE.

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However, Wang Teh-Ming in his writings on Sino-Filipino relations points out that Batangas was the real center of the Tagalog tribe, which he then identified as Ma-yi or Ma-i.

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Batangas named the Late Paleolithic Period of the Philippines as the Batangas Period in recognition of the multitude of jade found in the excavated caves in the province.

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Batangas was among the first of the eight Philippine provinces to revolt against Spain and one of the provinces placed under Martial Law by Spanish Governor-General Ramon Blanco on August 30,1896.

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The bombings resulted in the destruction of the Batangas Airport located in Batangas City, of which nothing remains today.

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Batangas was a scene of heavy fighting between the Philippine Army Air Corps and the Japanese A6M Zero Fighter Planes.

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Some elements of the 188th Infantry Task Force were left to clear the Batangas mountains located southeast of the province from the remaining Japanese.

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Batangas is a combination of plains and mountains, including one of the world's smallest volcanoes, Mt.

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Batangas has several islands, including Tingloy, Verde Island, and Fortune Island of Nasugbu.

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Batangas falls under two climates: the tropical savanna climate and the bordering tropical monsoon climate, under the Koppen climate classification.

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Parts of Batangas lying to the east have unpronounced dry and wet seasons, influenced by the monsoon.

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Tagalogs are the predominant people in Batangas, distantly followed by Bicolanos, Visayans, Kapampangans, Pangasinans and Ilocanos.

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Batangas has one of the highest literacy rates in the country at 96.

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The majority of Batangas' population are religiously affiliated with Roman Catholicism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Iglesia ni Cristo, and evangelicalism.

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Province of Batangas was billed as the second richest province in the Philippines by the Commission on Audit by year 2020.

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Batangas is known for its butterfly knives, locally known as balisong, with its manufacture becoming an industry in the province.

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The term bakang Batangas is associated with the country's best species of cattle.

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Cattle raising is widely practiced in Batangas such that every Saturday is an auction day in the municipalities of San Juan, Bauan and Padre Garcia.

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In 1534, Batangas became the first practically organized province in Luzon.

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Batangas has been called by some Philippine historians as the "Cradle of Noble Heroes", citing the notable number of people from it who were declared Philippine national heroes and those who became leaders of the country.

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Batangas has a total of 556 kilometers of national roads, mostly paved.

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Batangas has historical roots in Batangas and has been founded in 1918.

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Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas is a proposed expressway from the municipality of Silang, Cavite up to the town of Nasugbu.

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Batangas Port is expanded in 2008 to house facilities for container ships.

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Batangas Port serves as another principal port, along with the Manila International Port for inter-island and international cargo shipping, as well as interisland passenger shipping.

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Santo Tomas, the First Philippine Industrial Park in Tanauan, San Pascual and Batangas City are served by the Metro Manila-based electric company, Meralco.

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One power plant to be built at Mabacong, Batangas City, is facing opposition from environmentalists and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lipa, owing to its effect on residents and the aquatic ecosystem on Verde Island Passage.

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In 2004, the province of Batangas gave Domingo Landicho who was born in the province the Dangal ng Batangas Award for being the "Peoples' Poet".

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