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Balete, Batangas

Fishing boats on the shore of Taal Lake in Balete
Fishing boats on the shore of Taal Lake in Balete
Official seal of Balete
Nickname(s): Land of Honeybees
Balete is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
District 3rd District
Founded 1838
Barangays 13
 • Mayor Leovino Hidalgo
 • Total 25.00 km2 (9.65 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 20,214
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 5th class

Balete is a fifth class municipality in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 20,214 people.[3]

Balete is well known for its location on Taal Lake, providing a panoramic view of the Taal Volcano. The pilgrimage site Marian Orchard is located in Barangay Malabanan.

Incumbent Mayor David Pamplona was assassinated in Barangay Bulihan, Malvar, on February 13, 2008.[4]


Balete is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[2]

  • Alangilan
  • Calawit
  • Looc
  • Magapi
  • Makina
  • Malabanan
  • Paligawan
  • Palsara
  • Poblacion
  • Sala
  • Sampalocan
  • Solis
  • San Sebastian
  • Maabud
  • Bancoro



  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: BATANGAS". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Arnell Ozaeta; Ed Amoroso (February 14, 2008). "Batangas Mayor killed in ambush". The Philippine Star. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 

External links

  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
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