25 Facts About Cavite


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

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The old provincial capital, Cavite City hosted docks for the Manila galleon, becoming an essential part of commerce between Asia and Latin America.

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Present Cavite City was once a mooring place for Chinese junks that came to trade with the settlements around Manila Bay.

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In 1571, Spanish colonizers established the port and City of Cavite and fortified the settlement as a first line of defense for the city of Manila.

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Cavite contained government offices, churches, mission buildings, Spanish homes, Fort San Felipe and the Rivera de Cavite shipyard.

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Japanese authorities pressured him to accept the position as Provincial Governor of Cavite, he refused many times over until his excuses did not work, much against his will he was forced to accept the position by the Japanese, and by thinking that it would be beneficial to further organize the resistance movement as Governor by day and a guerilla commander by night.

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On January 31,1945, the liberation of the province of Cavite started with the combined forces of the American 11th Airborne Division under General Swing and Col.

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Cavite is surrounded by Laguna province to the east, Metro Manila to the northeast, and Batangas province to the south.

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Cavite is the second-smallest province in the Calabarzon region.

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Cavite is divided into four physiographical areas, namely: the lowest lowland area, lowland area, the central hilly area and the upland mountainous area.

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The climatic suitability of Cavite makes the province ideal for integrated farming, having crops and livestock raising in one farm.

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Some areas in Cavite are engaged in fish processing and production of fish products like fish sauce.

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The richness of Cavite's coastal resources is a major producer of oysters and mussels.

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Cavite is composed of several soil types according to soil surveys conducted by the Bureau of Soils and Water Management.

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Lowland area of Cavite is generally composed of Guadalupe clay and clay loam.

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Cavite has the Patungan sand characterized by pale gray to almost white sand with substratum of marine conglomerates which are found at Santa Mercedes in Maragondon and in some coastlines of Ternate.

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Greater parts of Cavite are composed of volcanic materials, tuff, cinders, basalt, breccias, agglomerate and interbeddings of shales, and sandstones.

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Cavite belongs to Type 1 climate based on the Climate Map of the Philippines by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

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Since Cavite is proximate to Metro Manila, people working in the metropolitan area choose to live in the province together with their families.

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Eastern Orthodox Church presence in Cavite province was a part of the Philippine Orthodox Church here in the Philippines under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Moscow and its own Orthodox Diocese province in Southeast Asia the Diocese of the Philippines and Vietnam.

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Cavite Chabacano was spoken with relative ease because it was essentially a simplification of Castillan morphology patterned after the Tagalog syntax.

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The annual Fiesta de la Reina del Provincia de Cavite is a grandiose fiesta celebration in honor of the patroness of the province, the Nuestra Senora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga.

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In 1985, the Cavite Expressway was opened, which lessened the heavy volume of vehicles on Aguinaldo Highway in Bacoor.

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Cavite–Laguna Expressway is an under-construction expressway that will cross the provinces of Cavite and Laguna in the Philippines.

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Cavite–Tagaytay–Batangas Expressway is a proposed expressway connects with CALAEx from Silang, Cavite to Nasugbu, Batangas.

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