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About Cavite

Cavite

 

Cavite (FilipinoLalawigan ng CaviteTagalog pronunciation: [╦łkabite];ChabacanoProvincia de Cavite), is a province in the Philippineslocated on the southern shores of Manila Bay in the CALABARZONregion on Luzon island. It is one of the most industrialized and one of the fastest growing provinces in the country because of its close proximity to Metro Manila, located just 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) south of the capital.

The province is known as the Historical Capital of the Philippines. It was the cradle of the Philippine Revolution, a renouncement of theSpanish colonial control for over 300 years, culminating with thedeclaration of independence on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite.

 

Cavite Province
Lalawigan ng Kabite
Provincia de Cavite

Cavite Provincial Capitol
Cavite Provincial Capitol
Flag of Cavite Province
Flag
Official seal of Cavite Province
Seal
Nickname(s): Historical Capital of the Philippines
Map of the Philippines with Cavite highlighted
Map of the Philippines with Cavite highlighted

Coordinates: 14°16′N 120°52′E

 

 

Islands of Cavite

  1. Balot Island, located at the mouth of Ternate River[8]
  2. Caballo Island
  3. Corregidor
  4. El Fraile Island
  5. Carabao Island
  6. La Monja Island, located west of Corregidor
  7. Limbones Island, located off Maragondon coast near Batangas border
  8. Pulo ni Burunggoy (now Island Cove Resort) [formerly Covelandia] located in Bacoor Bay[9]
  9. Santa Amalia Island, located NW of Corregidor[10]

 

Water resources

The hydrological network of the province is composed of seven major rivers and its tributaries. These river systems generally flows from the highlands from of Tagaytay and Maragondon to Manila Bay. Numerous springs, waterfalls and rivers found in the upland areas of the province, have been developed for tourism. In the lowland areas, hundreds ofartesian wells and deep wells provide water supply for both residential and irrigation purposes.

Cavite shoreline stretches about 123 kilometres (76 mi). The communities located along the coast are Cavite City, Bacoor, Kawit, Noveleta, Rosario, Tanza, Naic, Maragondon, and Ternate. The richness of Cavite's coastal resources is a major producer of oysters and mussels. The fishing industry also produces shrimp and bangus (milkfish). The western coastline are lined with of pale gray sand beaches popular with tourists. Thus, fishery and tourism contributes to the economic activity of the province.

 

Major Rivers - these rivers are known to have various tributaries passing through the municipalities of the province:

  1. Bacoor River
  2. Cañas River
  3. Imus River
  4. Labac River
  5. Maragondon River
  6. San Juan River or Rio Grande (Grande River)
  7. Ylang-Ylang River

    Springs
  1. Balite Spring (Amadeo)
  2. Saluysoy Spring (Alfonso)
  3. Matang Tubig Spring (Tagaytay)
  4. Malakas Spring (General Aguinaldo)
  5. Ulo Spring (Mendez)

    Waterfalls
  1. Palsajingin Falls (Indang)
  2. Balite Falls (Amadeo)
  3. Malibiclibic Falls (Gen. Aguinaldo)
  4. Talon-Butas Falls (Gen. Aguinaldo)
  5. Saluysoy Falls (Alfonso)
  6. Tala River (Gen. Aguinaldo)
  7. Utod Falls (Magallanes)

     

 

Religion

In line with national statistics, the majority (70%) of the population are Roman Catholic while adherents of the Aglipayan Church account for 20% and the Iglesia ni Cristo account for 4% of the population. Other Christian sects and Muslimscomprise the remainder. However, the strong presence of the Christian Churches such as the mainline Evangelical Churches (UNIDA, IEMELIF, Methodist, UCCP, Baptist and Assemblies Of God), Christian Fellowships (Jesus Is Lord, Bread of Life, Christ's Commission Fellowship, Jesus Is Alive Christian Ministry - Bacoor, Jesus Christ Spreading the Good News), and other Christian Churches such as the United Pentecostal Churches and numerous Oneness groups, have increased the population of the other Christian Churches. This may now account for about 5% of the total Cavite population.

 

 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

 

 



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