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San Juan, Batangas Town Profile – Geography, Topography, Distance from Major Points, Slopes, Waters, Climate, Coastal Resources, Soil Classification, Religion, Income Class Information, and Population Rate

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GEOGRAPHY
Total Land Area: 27,340 hectares
Coordinates: 13°49′49″N 121°24′3″E
Barangays: 42
• It is the second largest Municipality in Batangas.
• Located in Southwestern Part of Batangas
• Neighboring Town is Tayabas.
• Accounts almost 8.6% of the Land Area of the Province

TOPOGRAPHY
• Low flat lands on the eastern portion / Tayabas Bay
• Slightly rolling on Midsection
• Highest Rolling Point on the Western side.
• Shorelines are laced with swamps and marshlands: Brgys. Imelda, Bataan, Nagsaulay, Subukin, Calubcub I and II, Pinagbayanan and Catmon.
• White Sandy Beaches along Verde Island Passage.
• Some Forested Mountains and hills on Western Side – Municipalities of Lobo and Rosario.

DISTANCE FROM MAJOR POINTS
Batangas City: 42.6 kilometers
Metro Manila: 120 kilometers

ADJACENT PLACES / BOUNDARIES
North – Tiaong, Quezon and Candelaria, Quezon
Northeast – Sariaya, Quezon
East – Tayabas Bay
Northwest- San Antonio, Quezon
West – Municipalities of Rosario and Lobo, Batangas
South – Tayabas Bay and Verde Island Passage

SLOPES
Ranges from 0-3% to 15% and above.
15% above – Southwestern Portion: Brgys. Bulsa, Pulang Bato. Quipot and other parts of Sapangan and Laiya Aplaya.
8-15% Slopes: Laiya Aplaya and a portion of Coloconto

WATERS
Several rivers drain the Municipality. These are the Malaking Ilog, Lawaye River, Calubcub River and Abung River, Bolbok River, Puttingbuhangin River, Quipot River and Laiya River. Laiya River empties at Sigayan Bay on the Verde Island Passage, northern tip of the Municipality. Creeks branch out from these waterbodies to drain to other parts of the municipality. The most notable of which are Libato and Mapagong Creeks. These waterbodies aid very much in the agricultural activities of the municipality.

CLIMATE
San Juan is on the first type of climate:
– Dry Period: November to April
– Wet Period: May to October
– Coldest Months: December and January
– Hottest Months: March and April
– Maximum Rainfall: September and October
– Average Annual Rainfall: 1029.6mm

COASTAL RESOURCES
Fishing is the major source of livelihood in San Juan.
There are 9 marine sanctuaries established within Brgys. Hugom, Calubcub I, Abung, Putingbuhangin and Ticalan.
The Mangrove, which is abundant in San Juan has more than 100 hectares in Brgy. Imelda, Bataan, Nagsaulay and Subukin.

SOIL CLASSIFICATION
• Classified as Guadalupe Soil Series (residual soil) and water-laid volcanic tuff.
• Color of the solid is dark brown to nearly black clay, cloudy and hard when dry, very sticky and plastic when wet.

POPULATION
Population Rate as of 2012 census: 106,023
Total Number of Households: 20,828
Average Household Size: 4.4
Urban Households – 1,900
Rural Households – 18, 928
Rural Barangays – 38 Barangays: 86.72% (predominantly rural)
Urban Barangays – 10.28%
Most Populated – Brgys. Laiya Ibabao, Buhaynasapa, Laiya Aplaya, Libato, Calubcub II
Least Populated – Coloconto (Only 648 residents)
Urbanization Level as of 2010 – 13.28%
Population Density – 4 persons / hectare
Urban Density – 15 persons / hectare
Rural – 3 persons / hectare

POPULATION BY RELIGION
Catholics – 91.6%
Born Again – 1.12%
Iglesia ni Cristo – 0.72%
Protestant – 0.57%
Seventh Day Adventist – 0.38%
Latter-Day Saints – 0.26%
Iglesia ng Diyos na Buhay – .15%
Bible Baptist Church – 0.07%
Jehovah’s Witnesses – 0.06%
Others – 5.09%

Last Updated: November 12, 2013

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