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Batangas Philippines

The city of Batangas philippines is known as the "Industrial Port City of Calabarzon" and is one fastest growing cities in the Philippines. It is home to about a quarter of a million people. It was proclaimed as a City on July 23, 1969 which became turning point for the city in that, trading, commercial and industrial activities has rapidly grown.

Batangas City is one of the nation's top revenue earning cities and the site of one of the biggest oil refineries in the Philippines. The city is hosts the first three power plants using natural gas.

Batangas is located 112 kilometers south of Metro Manila. It is a land of historical places, of fresh fruits and produce and rich marine resources.

Batangas Beaches and Resorts

For many city-dwellers first stop at the weekends is one of the many Batangas beach resorts. Proximity to Manila is the foremost reason. When travelling to the beach resorts of Batangas there are two areas to choose from. One is taking the route to Nasugbu on the west coast. The road that runs north and south through Nasugbu is lined with resorts. Another area with sea and sand is Anilao, further down south. Anilao is famous as a world class diving destination.

Batangas Historical Background

In 1572, Spanish missionaries first set foot in Batangas City. The settlement was founded in 1581 and named "Batangan" because of the numerous big logs that were plentiful in the Calumpang River. The logs were called "batang" by the natives who settled near the river and called the settlement "Batangan". This name was modified and became Batangas in 1601.




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