Cavite City (About Cavite City, Geopgraphy, Population, History, Barangays, How to get to Cavite City)

Cavite City

The City of Cavite is a fourth class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. The city occupies a hook shaped peninsula jutting out into Manila Bay. Cavite City used to be the capital of the province. The historic island of Corregidor and the adjacent islands and detached rocks of Caballo, Carabao, El Fraile and La Monja found at the mouth of Manila Bay are part of the city’s territorial jurisdiction.

The city lies 35 kilometers southwest from Manila by road. It borders the municipality of Noveleta to the south. The peninsula encloses Bacoor Bay to the southeast and Cañacao Bay to the northeast, both small parts of Manila Bay. The city proper is divided into five districts: Dalahican, Santa Cruz, Caridad, San Antonio, and San Roque. These districts are further subdivided into eight zones and a total of 84 barangays. The Sangley Point Naval Base is part of the city and occupies the northernmost portion of the peninsula. This used to be an American military naval base and has since been converted into a special Philippine military base.

According to the 2007 census, Cavite City has a population of 104,581 people in a land area of 20.80 square kilometers.

History
The name “Cavite” evolved from the word “Kawit” or “Cauit,” meaning hook, referring to the shape of the land along the coast of Bacoor Bay. It was mispronounced by the Spaniards as “Kawite” or “Cavite” there being no “K” in the Castillan alphabet, then changing “w” to “v” so as to conform to their accentuation.
There are several names attributed to present-day Cavite City. Its early settlers, who were Tagalogs, called it “Tangway,” meaning peninsula. People from other places refer to it as Kawit, because it looked like a sharp-edge part of the hook-shaped land along the coast of Bacoor Bay. The Chinese traders or the Sangleyes who came to Cavite to do business with the natives called it Keit, a corruption of the word Kawit. According to folklore, the earliest settlers came from Borneo, led by Gat Hinigiw and his wife Dayang Kaliwanag who bore seven children. Archaeological evidences in the coastal areas show prehistoric settlements.

Cavite City is politically subdivided into 84 barangays
Brgy. 1 (Hen. M. Alvarez)
Brgy. 2 (Hen. C. Tirona)
Brgy. 3 (Hen. E. Aguinaldo)
Brgy. 4 (Hen. M. Trias)
Brgy. 5 (Hen. E. Evangelista)
Brgy. 6 (Diego Silang)
Brgy. 7 (Kapitan Kong)
Brgy. 8 (Manuel S. Rojas)
Brgy. 9 (Kanaway)
Brgy. 10-M (Kingfisher)
Brgy. 10-A (Kingfisher A)
Brgy. 10-B (Kingfisher B)
Brgy. 11 (Lawin)
Brgy. 12 (Love Bird)
Brgy. 13 (Aguila)
Brgy. 14 (Loro)
Brgy. 15 (Kilyawan)
Brgy. 16 (Martines)
Brgy. 17 (Kalapati)
Brgy. 18 (Maya)
Brgy. 19 (Gemini)
Brgy. 20 (Virgo)
Brgy. 21 (Scorpio)
Brgy. 22 (Leo)
Brgy. 22-A (Leo A)
Brgy. 23 (Aquarius)
Brgy. 24 (Libra)
Brgy. 25 (Capricorn)
Brgy. 26 (Cancer)
Brgy. 27 (Sagitarius)
Brgy. 28 (Taurus)
Brgy. 29 (Lao-lao)
Brgy. 29-A (Lao-lao A)
Brgy. 30 (Bid-bid)
Brgy. 31 (Maya-maya)
Brgy. 32 (Salay-salay)
Brgy. 33 (Buwan-buwan)
Brgy. 34 (Lapu-lapu)
Brgy. 35 (Hasa-hasa)
Brgy. 36 (Sap-sap)
Brgy. 36-A (Sap-sap A)
Brgy. 37 (Cadena De Amor)
Brgy. 37-A (Cadena de Amor A)
Brgy. 38 (Sampaguita)
Brgy. 38-A (Sampaguita A)
Brgy. 39 (Jasmin)
Brgy. 40 (Gumamela)
Brgy. 41 (Rosal)
Brgy. 42 (Pinagbuklod)
Brgy. 42-A (Pinagbuklod A)
Brgy. 42-B (Pinagbuklod B)
Brgy. 42-C (Pinagbuklod C)
Brgy. 43 (Pinagpala)
Brgy. 44 (Maligaya)
Brgy. 45 (Kaunlaran)
Brgy. 45-A (Kaunlaran A)
Brgy. 46 (Sinagtala)
Brgy. 47 (Pagkakaisa)
Brgy. 47-A (Pagkakaisa A)
Brgy. 47-B (Pagkakaisa B)
Brgy. 48 (Narra)
Brgy. 48-A (Narra A)
Brgy. 49 (Akasya)
Brgy. 49-A (Akasya A)
Brgy. 50 (Kabalyero)
Brgy. 51 (Kamagong)
Brgy. 52 (Ipil)
Brgy. 53 (Yakal)
Brgy. 53-A (Yakal A)
Brgy. 53-B (Yakal B)
Brgy. 54 (Pechay)
Brgy. 54-A (Pechay A)
Brgy. 55 (Ampalaya)
Brgy. 56 (Labanos)
Brgy. 57 (Repolyo)
Brgy. 58 (Patola)
Brgy. 58-A (Patola A)
Brgy. 59 (Sitaw)
Brgy. 60 (Letsugas)
Brgy. 61 (Talong)
Brgy. 61-A (Talong A)
Brgy. 62 (Kangkong)
Brgy. 62-A (Kangkong A)
Brgy. 62-B (Kangkong B)

How to get to Cavite City
From Manila, the BLTB buses would pass by the national road in Carmona coming from the South Super Highway. A road intersection could be found along the national road wherein a smaller road branches out leading to City land subdivision in Carmona which is adjacent to Barangay Ulong Tubig. Jeeps or tricycles are available at the said intersection and would be passing by the subdivision.

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Comments

  1. “How to get to Cavite City
    From Manila, the BLTB buses would pass by the national road in Carmona coming from the South Super Highway. A road intersection could be found along the national road wherein a smaller road branches out leading to City land subdivision in Carmona which is adjacent to Barangay Ulong Tubig. Jeeps or tricycles are available at the said intersection and would be passing by the subdivision.”
    This is wrong! Carmona is miles away from Cavite City!
    From Baclaran you take the Saulog or Saint Anthony buses going straight to Cavite City.
    Also the image http://www.wowcavite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Cavite-City-300×211.jpg is from Trece Martirez City which is the provincial capital of Cavite, not to be confused with City of Cavite (Cavite City).

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