Balete
Province of Batangas

Summary data
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 per km2
(2,348 per sq. mi)
Coordinates14° 1' North, 121° 6' East
(14.0179 ° N, 121.0955 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
13.6 meters
(44.5 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 22,661 representing 0.84% of the total population of Batangas province, or 0.16% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 906 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,348 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Balete has 13 barangays as shown in the following table.

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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 15
1970 May 67,134
1975 May 18,2292.91%
1980 May 18,6981.11%
1990 May 111,6782.99%
1995 Sep 114,3833.98%
2000 May 115,7922.02%
2007 Aug 119,2522.77%
2010 May 120,2141.79%
2015 Aug 122,6612.20%
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The town center of Balete is situated at approximately 14° 1' North, 121° 6' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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