Balete, Province of Batangas

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceBatangas
Barangay count13
Postal code4219
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)25.00 km2 (9.65 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,661
Density (2015)906 / km2 (2,348 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 1' North, 121° 6' East (14.0179, 121.0955)
Estimated elevation above sea level13.6 meters (44.5 feet)

Balete is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Batangas.

The municipality has a land area of 25.00 square kilometers or 9.65 square miles which constitutes 0.80% of Batangas's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 22,661. This represented 0.84% of the total population of Batangas province, or 0.16% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 906 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,348 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Balete has 13 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Alangilan1.89%42829644.59%7.27%
Calawit4.54%1,02880927.07%4.67%
Looc9.26%2,0982,0054.64%0.87%
Magapi9.41%2,1331,9479.55%1.75%
Makina7.75%1,7571,51915.67%2.81%
Malabanan20.46%4,6374,11912.58%2.28%
Paligawan9.03%2,0471,80213.60%2.46%
Palsara6.14%1,3911,3810.72%0.14%
Poblacion11.35%2,5732,4056.99%1.29%
Sala7.74%1,7531,42922.67%3.97%
Sampalocan4.79%1,0861,0038.28%1.53%
San Sebastian4.49%1,01886517.69%3.15%
Solis3.14%71263412.30%2.23%
Balete Total22,66120,21412.11%2.20%

Historical population

The population of Balete grew from 7,134 in 1970 to 22,661 in 2015, an increase of 15,527 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.20%, or an increase of 2,447 people, from the previous population of 20,214 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
7,134
8,2292.91%
8,6981.11%
11,6782.99%
14,3833.98%
15,7922.02%
19,2522.77%
20,2141.79%
22,6612.20%

Location

The municipal center of Balete is situated at approximately 14° 1' North, 121° 6' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 13.6 meters or 44.5 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Balete are Tanauan, Lipa, Tagaytay, Calamba, San Pablo, and Cabuyao. The nearest municipalities are Mataasnakahoy, Malvar, Talisay, Santo Tomas, Cuenca, and San Jose. Its distance from the national capital is 64.58 kilometers (40.13 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Tanauan, Batangas, 9.69 kilometers (6.02 miles) to the Northeast (N40°E)
  • Lipa, Batangas, 11.26 kilometers (7.00 miles) to the Southeast (S41°E)
  • Tagaytay, Cavite, 17.84 kilometers (11.09 miles) to the Northwest (N53°W)
  • Calamba, Laguna, 22.56 kilometers (14.02 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N19°E)
  • San Pablo, Laguna, 25.50 kilometers (15.85 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N77°E)
  • Cabuyao, Laguna, 28.82 kilometers (17.91 miles) to the North (N6°E)

Distance from Manila: 64.58 kilometers (40.13 miles) to the North (N11°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 22,661, ranked 1,184 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 9.65 square kilometers, ranked 1,573 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 906 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 198 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.20%, ranked 309 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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