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Bacoor, Cavite

Bacoor Cavite
Full nameMunicipality of Bacoor
Official nameMunicipality of Bacoor
Native nameBayan ng Bacoor
Settlement typeMunicipality
MottoBacoor Cityhood, Now Na! (Bacoor Cityhood, Now!)
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Districts2nd District of Cavite (Lone District of Bacoor)
Incorporated (municipality)September 28, 1671
MayorStrike B. Revilla (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
Vice MayorRosette M. Fernando (Lakas-Kampi-CMD)
Total Area20.2 sq mi (52.40 km2)
Total Population441197 (2007)
Density (pop.)8419.790/km2 (21807.3/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)Metro Manila
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
Area code46

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The Municipality of Bacoor (Filipino: Bayan ng Bacoor) is a first class urban municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. It is a lone district congressional district of Cavite. A sub-urban area, the town is located approximately 16 kilometers away from Manila, on the southeastern shore of Manila Bay, at the northwest portion of the province with an area of 52.4 square kilometers. Bordered to the east by Las Piñas City and Muntinlupa City in Metro Manila, to the south is Dasmariñas, to the west are Kawit and Imus and to the north by Bacoor Bay an inlet of Manila Bay. Bacoor's is separated from Las Piñas by the Zapote River and from Imus and Kawit by Bacoor River.

Its location, southwest of Metro Manila, makes Bacoor an important gateway to Metro Manila. This is further reinforced by the fact it contains the south end of the Manila-Cavite Expressway. Bacoor is among the key areas and the fastest growing municipalities in Cavite together with Imus and Dasmariñas, mainly because of their location. Two SM malls are located in Bacoor. During weekdays many residents leave the district to go their places of work in the metropolitan areas such as Manila and Makati cities.

In the 2007 Census of Population conducted by the National Statistics Office, Bacoor registered a population of 441,197 making it the most populous municipality in the Philippines. It also registered the highest average family income in Cavite in 1997 and 2000 .

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