General Mariano Alvarez, Province of Cavite

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV‑A)
Barangay count27
Postal code4117
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)42.13 km2 (16.27 sq mi)
Population (2015)155,143
Density (2015)3,682 / km2 (9,536 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 18' North, 121° 0' East (14.2983, 121.0069)
Estimated elevation above sea level155.4 meters (509.6 feet)

General Mariano Alvarez is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Cavite.

The municipality has a land area of 42.13 square kilometers or 16.27 square miles which constitutes 2.68% of Cavite's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 155,143. This represented 4.22% of the total population of Cavite province, or 1.08% of the overall population of the CALABARZON region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 3,682 inhabitants per square kilometer or 9,536 inhabitants per square mile.


General Mariano Alvarez has 27 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)
Aldiano Olaes3.54%5,4903,45758.81%9.21%
Barangay 1 Poblacion3.63%5,6355,2826.68%1.24%
Barangay 2 Poblacion2.82%4,3694,2702.32%0.44%
Barangay 3 Poblacion1.49%2,3132,1298.64%1.59%
Barangay 4 Poblacion2.91%4,5154,2566.09%1.13%
Barangay 5 Poblacion9.93%15,39812,69921.25%3.74%
Benjamin Tirona1.76%2,7352,5666.59%1.22%
Bernardo Pulido8.64%13,40512,4617.58%1.40%
Epifanio Malia2.21%3,4253,09510.66%1.95%
Fiorello Calimag1.67%2,5972,4605.57%1.04%
Francisco de Castro5.73%8,8868,6662.54%0.48%
Francisco Reyes3.76%5,8324,29335.85%6.01%
Gavino Maderan5.02%7,7896,15026.65%4.60%
Gregoria de Jesus6.67%10,3469,4239.80%1.80%
Inocencio Salud1.60%2,4882,3008.17%1.51%
Jacinto Lumbreras2.75%4,2604,0525.13%0.96%
Kapitan Kua1.92%2,9802,8514.52%0.85%
Koronel Jose P. Elises2.49%3,8703,6067.32%1.35%
Macario Dacon3.13%4,8594,6384.76%0.89%
Marcelino Memije3.16%4,8954,38411.66%2.12%
Nicolasa Virata3.94%6,1055,8284.75%0.89%
Pantaleon Granados2.25%3,4873,2826.25%1.16%
Ramon Cruz4.86%7,5467,2254.44%0.83%
San Gabriel4.88%7,5756,87710.15%1.86%
San Jose2.65%4,1043,68411.40%2.08%
Severino de Las Alas4.50%6,9825,48127.39%4.72%
Tiniente Tiago2.10%3,2573,1254.22%0.79%
General Mariano Alvarez Total155,143138,54011.98%2.18%

Historical population

The population of General Mariano Alvarez grew from 65,977 in 1990 to 155,143 in 2015, an increase of 89,166 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.18%, or an increase of 16,603 people, from the previous population of 138,540 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate


The municipal center of General Mariano Alvarez is situated at approximately 14° 18' North, 121° 0' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 155.4 meters or 509.6 feet above mean sea level.


Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to General Mariano Alvarez are Dasmariñas, San Pedro, Biñan, Muntinlupa, Santa Rosa, and Cabuyao. The nearest municipalities are Carmona, Silang, Amadeo, Indang, Kawit, and Tanza. Its distance from the national capital is 32.47 kilometers (20.18 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Carmona, Cavite, 5.65 kilometers (3.51 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N70°E)
  • Silang, Cavite, 8.99 kilometers (5.59 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S23°W)
  • Amadeo, Cavite, 16.95 kilometers (10.53 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S33°W)
  • Indang, Cavite, 18.03 kilometers (11.21 miles) to the Southwest (S51°W)
  • Kawit, Cavite, 19.61 kilometers (12.19 miles) to the Northwest (N34°W)
  • Tanza, Cavite, 19.55 kilometers (12.15 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N58°W)

Nearest cities

  • Dasmariñas, Cavite, 8.18 kilometers (5.08 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N67°W)
  • San Pedro, Laguna, 8.91 kilometers (5.54 miles) to the Northeast (N38°E)
  • Biñan, Laguna, 9.25 kilometers (5.75 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N62°E)
  • Muntinlupa, 11.43 kilometers (7.10 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N21°E)
  • Santa Rosa, Laguna, 11.52 kilometers (7.16 miles) to the East (N80°E)
  • Cabuyao, Laguna, 12.77 kilometers (7.93 miles) to the East (S79°E)

Distance from Manila: 32.47 kilometers (20.18 miles) to the North (N5°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 155,143, ranked 87 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 16.27 square kilometers, ranked 1,464 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 3,682 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 47 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.18%, ranked 314 out of 1,634


  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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