Calaca, Batangas

Calaca, officially the Municipality of Calaca (Tagalog: Bayan ng Calaca), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 87,361 people. [4]

Calaca
Municipality of Calaca
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Official seal of Calaca
Map of Batangas with Calaca highlighted
Map of Batangas with Calaca highlighted
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Calaca is located in Philippines
Calaca
Calaca
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°58′N 120°48′E / 13.97°N 120.8°E / 13.97; 120.8Coordinates: 13°58′N 120°48′E / 13.97°N 120.8°E / 13.97; 120.8
CountryPhilippines
RegionCalabarzon
ProvinceBatangas
District 1st district
FoundedMay 10, 1835 [1]
Barangays40 (see Barangays)
Government
[2]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorSofronio Leonardo C. Ona Jr.
 • Vice MayorRenante L. Macalindong
 • RepresentativeElenita R. Ermita-Buhain
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate51,670 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total114.58 km2 (44.24 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Highest elevation
253 m (830 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [4]
 • Total87,361
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Households
17,707
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence17.36% (2015)[5]
 • Revenue₱763,597,239.06 (2020)
 • Assets₱2,259,900,761.08 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱726,369,167.15 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱786,418,693.35 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBatangas 1 Electric Cooperative (BATELEC 1)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4212
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)43
Native languagesTagalog
Websitecalaca.gov.ph

Calaca is home to the lively Calacatchara festival (a portmanteau of Calaca and atchara (chutney).

HistoryEdit

Calaca was part of Balayan when it was used to be a barrio. On May 10, 1835, it was officially converted into a town. Don Rufino Punungbayan was the first Gobernadorcillo of the municipality during the year 1835–1836.

CityhoodEdit

House Bill No. 6598 was filed last March 11, 2020 for the conversion of the municipality of Calaca into a component city in the province of Batangas.[6] The House of Representatives passed the bill. The bill was passed by the Senate and was approved by the President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on May 26, 2021[7] through Republic Act No. 11544. Once the law is ratified in a future plebiscite to be conducted by COMELEC, Calaca will be the fifth city in the province of Batangas. COMELEC postpones the plebiscite to ratify the conversion of the municipality of Calaca into a city for the preparation of the 2022 elections.[8]

GeographyEdit

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 114.58 square kilometres (44.24 sq mi)[9] constituting 3.67% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- (1,204.54 sq mi) total area of Batangas.

BarangaysEdit

Calaca is politically subdivided into 40 barangays.[10]. As of June 30, 2021, there are five barangays that are considered urban (highlighted in bold).[11]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[4] 2010[12]
041007001 Bagong Tubig 2.8% 2,434 2,083 1.61%
041007002 Baclas 1.9% 1,688 1,574 0.72%
041007003 Balimbing 0.6% 494 456 0.83%
041007004 Bambang 1.6% 1,415 1,239 1.37%
041007006 Barangay 1 (Poblacion) 2.2% 1,903 1,839 0.35%
041007007 Barangay 2 (Poblacion) 0.9% 827 729 1.30%
041007008 Barangay 3 (Poblacion) 0.3% 278 279 −0.04%
041007009 Barangay 4 (Poblacion) 1.2% 1,031 908 1.31%
041007010 Barangay 5 (Poblacion) 1.3% 1,096 1,004 0.90%
041007011 Barangay 6 (Poblacion) 0.9% 762 742 0.27%
041007012 Bisaya 1.2% 1,016 861 1.71%
041007013 Cahil 4.3% 3,742 2,929 2.55%
041007014 Caluangan 2.1% 1,863 1,699 0.95%
041007015 Calantas 3.6% 3,128 2,784 1.20%
041007016 Camastilisan 4.7% 4,147 3,425 1.98%
041007017 Coral ni Lopez (Sugod) 2.2% 1,921 1,695 1.29%
041007018 Coral ni Bacal 1.6% 1,389 1,145 2.00%
041007019 Dacanlao 7.1% 6,177 5,243 1.70%
041007020 Dila 1.9% 1,624 1,504 0.79%
041007021 Loma 1.5% 1,346 1,112 1.98%
041007022 Lumbang Calzada 3.2% 2,820 2,329 1.98%
041007023 Lumbang na Bata 2.1% 1,873 1,769 0.59%
041007024 Lumbang na Matanda 2.9% 2,549 1,944 2.82%
041007025 Madalunot 2.2% 1,927 1,675 1.45%
041007027 Makina 1.5% 1,301 1,094 1.80%
041007028 Matipok 2.1% 1,830 1,515 1.96%
041007030 Munting Coral 0.4% 387 328 1.71%
041007031 Niyugan 1.6% 1,404 1,185 1.76%
041007032 Pantay 6.5% 5,654 4,517 2.33%
041007033 Puting Bato West 3.8% 3,291 2,892 1.34%
041007034 Puting Kahoy 1.5% 1,310 1,179 1.09%
041007035 Puting Bato East 2.5% 2,145 2,001 0.72%
041007036 Quisumbing 2.5% 2,193 1,824 1.91%
041007037 Salong 5.5% 4,766 4,130 1.48%
041007038 San Rafael 1.1% 965 661 3.96%
041007039 Sinisian 2.3% 2,025 1,764 1.43%
041007041 Taklang Anak 1.4% 1,190 980 2.01%
041007042 Talisay 2.3% 1,985 1,935 0.26%
041007043 Tamayo 1.8% 1,590 1,435 1.06%
041007044 Timbain 2.7% 2,373 2,114 1.19%
Total 87,361 70,521 2.22%

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Calaca, 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 (Use with caution: this is modeled/calculated data, not measured locally.) [13]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Calaca
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,838—    
1918 9,310+3.16%
1939 10,671+0.65%
1948 13,551+2.69%
1960 18,667+2.70%
1970 27,780+4.05%
1975 31,705+2.69%
1980 36,508+2.86%
1990 45,377+2.20%
1995 51,459+2.38%
2000 58,489+2.78%
2007 64,966+1.46%
2010 70,521+3.03%
2015 81,859+2.88%
2020 87,361+1.29%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[14][12][15][16]

In the 2020 census, Calaca had a population of 87,361. [4] The population density was 760 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,000/sq mi).

EconomyEdit


GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "On its 180th Founding Anniversary, Calaca celebrates the 11th CALACAtchara Festival". 29 October 2015.
  2. ^ Municipality of Calaca | (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.
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  6. ^ "AN ACT CONVERTING THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALACA IN THE PROVINCE OF BATANGAS INTO A COMPONENT CITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE CITY OF CALACA" (PDF). House of Representatives. Retrieved April 20, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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