Balete, Batangas

Balete, officially the Municipality of Balete (Tagalog: Bayan ng Balete), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 24,055 people. [4]

Balete
Municipality of Balete
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Official seal of Balete
Map of Batangas with Balete highlighted
Map of Batangas with Balete highlighted
OpenStreetMap
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
CountryPhilippines
RegionCalabarzon
ProvinceBatangas
District 3rd district
FoundedJune 21, 1969 [1]
Barangays13 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorWilson V. Maralit
 • Vice MayorAlvin T. Payo
 • RepresentativeMa. Theresa V. Collantes
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate14,181 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total25.00 km2 (9.65 sq mi)
Elevation
187 m (614 ft)
Highest elevation
383 m (1,257 ft)
Lowest elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [4]
 • Total24,055
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Households
4,580
Economy
 • Income class5th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence7.72% (2015)[5]
 • Revenue₱90,049,235.57 (2020)
 • Assets₱234,381,778.13 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱82,466,803.57 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱102,587,547.03 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBatangas 2 Electric Cooperative (BATELEC 2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4219
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Native languagesTagalog

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.[6]

GeographyEdit

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 25.00 square kilometres (9.65 sq mi)[7] constituting 0.80% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

BarangaysEdit

Balete is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[8]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[4] 2010[9]
041004001 Alangilan 5.9% 1,428 1,296 0.92%
041004002 Calawit 4.3% 1,028 809 2.29%
041004003 Looc 8.7% 2,098 2,005 0.43%
041004004 Magapi 8.9% 2,133 1,947 0.87%
041004005 Makina 7.3% 1,757 1,519 1.39%
041004006 Malabanan 19.3% 4,637 4,119 1.13%
041004007 Paligawan 8.5% 2,047 1,802 1.21%
041004008 Palsara 5.8% 1,391 1,381 0.07%
041004009 Poblacion 10.7% 2,573 2,405 0.64%
041004010 Sala 7.3% 1,753 1,429 1.95%
041004011 Sampalocan 4.5% 1,086 1,003 0.75%
041004012 Solis 7.1% 1,712 1,634 0.44%
041004013 San Sebastian 4.2% 1,018 1,865 −5.56%
Total 24,055 20,214 1.66%

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Balete, Batangas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
33
(91)
32
(90)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
Average low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
(0.4)
13
(0.5)
14
(0.6)
32
(1.3)
101
(4.0)
142
(5.6)
208
(8.2)
187
(7.4)
175
(6.9)
131
(5.2)
68
(2.7)
39
(1.5)
1,121
(44.3)
Average rainy days 5.2 5.0 7.4 11.5 19.8 23.5 27.0 25.9 25.2 23.2 15.5 8.3 197.5
Source: Meteoblue [10] (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.)

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Balete
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 7,134—    
1975 8,229+2.91%
1980 8,698+1.11%
1990 11,678+2.99%
1995 14,383+3.98%
2000 15,792+2.02%
2007 19,252+2.77%
2010 20,214+1.79%
2015 22,661+2.20%
2020 24,055+1.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[11][9][12][13]

In the 2020 census, Balete had a population of 24,055. [4] The population density was 960 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,500/sq mi).

EconomyEdit


GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "R.A. No. 5659: An Act Creating the Municipality of Balete in the Province of Batangas". 21 June 1969.
  2. ^ Municipality of Balete | (DILG)
  3. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2020). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  5. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  6. ^ Arnell Ozaeta; Ed Amoroso (February 14, 2008). "Batangas Mayor killed in ambush". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "Province: Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Municipal: Balete, Batangas". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  9. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Balete: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  11. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  12. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region IV-A (Calabarzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  13. ^ "Province of Batangas". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  18. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  19. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.

External linksEdit

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