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Cavite City

Cavite City Cavite
Full nameCity of Cavite
Official nameCity of Cavite
Native nameCiudad de Cavite
Lungsod ng Cavite
Settlement typeComponent City
MottoPara Dios y Patria
RegionCALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Congressional District1st
FoundedMay 6, 1571
CityhoodSeptember 7, 1940
MayorRomeo G. Ramos (Liberal)
Vice MayorLino Antonio S. Barron (Nacionalista)
Total Area4.2 sq mi (10.89 km2)
Total Population104581 (2007)
Density (pop.)9603/km2 (24871.8/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
Zip code4100
Area code46
LanguagesTagalog, Chabacano, and English
ClassificationComponent City; Urban

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The City of Cavite (Chavacano: Ciudad de 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 10.89 square kilometers.

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