Taal, Province of Batangas

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
ProvinceBatangas
Barangay count42
Postal code4208
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBalayan Bay [Verde Island Passage]
Area (2007)29.76 km2 (11.49 sq mi)
Population (2015)56,327
Density (2015)1,893 / km2 (4,902 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 53' North, 120° 55' East (13.8803, 120.9238)
Estimated elevation above sea level46.8 meters (153.6 feet)

Taal is a coastal municipality in the province of Batangas.

The municipality has a land area of 29.76 square kilometers or 11.49 square miles which constitutes 0.95% of Batangas's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 56,327. This represented 2.09% of the total population of Batangas province, or 0.39% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,893 inhabitants per square kilometer or 4,902 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Taal has 42 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)
Apacay3.76%2,1171,9558.29%1.53%
Balisong5.50%3,0972,8399.09%1.67%
Bihis1.25%70257222.73%3.98%
Bolbok2.01%1,1311,02710.13%1.85%
Buli7.16%4,0333,46016.56%2.96%
Butong8.75%4,9264,6276.46%1.20%
Carasuche1.36%76666914.50%2.61%
Cawit3.82%2,1501,84316.66%2.98%
Caysasay1.08%6105775.72%1.06%
Cubamba1.60%90477217.10%3.05%
Cultihan3.46%1,9481,8127.51%1.39%
Gahol2.13%1,2021,06013.40%2.42%
Halang2.50%1,4101,25012.80%2.32%
Iba5.26%2,9622,63312.50%2.27%
Ilog2.10%1,1831,1136.29%1.17%
Imamawo1.24%70061513.82%2.50%
Ipil1.41%79671211.80%2.15%
Laguile4.95%2,7902,5449.67%1.77%
Latag1.70%9609501.05%0.20%
Luntal2.33%1,3151,18610.88%1.99%
Mahabang Lodlod2.16%1,2181,08911.85%2.15%
Niogan0.73%41134120.53%3.62%
Pansol1.56%8818197.57%1.40%
Poblacion 10.74%4194014.49%0.84%
Poblacion 101.24%700760-7.89%-1.55%
Poblacion 110.52%294355-17.18%-3.53%
Poblacion 120.50%28324913.65%2.47%
Poblacion 130.85%4774496.24%1.16%
Poblacion 140.90%506529-4.35%-0.84%
Poblacion 20.50%280323-13.31%-2.68%
Poblacion 31.35%760918-17.21%-3.53%
Poblacion 40.50%284395-28.10%-6.09%
Poblacion 53.20%1,8051,7105.56%1.03%
Poblacion 61.52%8588283.62%0.68%
Poblacion 70.28%158258-38.76%-8.91%
Poblacion 81.84%1,03676136.14%6.05%
Poblacion 91.73%9779255.62%1.05%
Pook2.34%1,3161,07722.19%3.89%
Seiran5.32%2,9952,67811.84%2.15%
Tatlong Maria2.28%1,2871,15911.04%2.01%
Tierra Alta1.71%9638937.84%1.45%
Tulo4.82%2,7172,37014.64%2.64%
Taal Total56,32751,5039.37%1.72%

Historical population

The population of Taal grew from 23,000 in 1960 to 56,327 in 2015, an increase of 33,327 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.72%, or an increase of 4,824 people, from the previous population of 51,503 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
23,000
24,9070.78%
26,7051.41%
29,6992.15%
34,9251.63%
38,7221.95%
43,4552.50%
51,4592.36%
51,5030.03%
56,3271.72%

Location

The municipal center of Taal is situated at approximately 13° 53' North, 120° 55' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 46.8 meters or 153.6 feet above mean sea level.

map

Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Taal are Batangas City, Tagaytay, Lipa, Tanauan, Trece Martires, and Calamba. The nearest municipalities are Lemery, San Luis, Santa Teresita, Agoncillo, San Nicolas, and Alitagtag. Its distance from the national capital is 78.82 kilometers (48.98 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 78.82 kilometers (48.98 miles) to the North (N4°E)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 56,327, ranked 450 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 11.49 square kilometers, ranked 1,539 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,893 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 87 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.72%, ranked 524 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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