Situated around 124 kilometers northwest of Manila, Balanga City
lies on the eastern coast of Bataan Peninsula
in Central Luzon. it is bounded on the north by the town of Abucay, on the east by Manila Bay, on the south by Pilar town, and on the west by
the towns of Bagac and Morong. It is accessible by land transportation via the National Highway or the Roman
Superhighway. It can also be reached by sea through the Orion Port and then take a 15-minutes drive to this city.
Terrain is characterized by a broad coastal plain which rises gently into rolling lanscape towards the western side
of the city.
Balanga City Hall.
The city is composed of 25 barangays spread in an area of 165.6 square kilometers. Majority of the people
speak Tagalog. English is widely used in education, business and government. Other dialects spoken are Kapampangan, and
Ilocano. Dominant religion is Roman Catholic. Other religious groups include Iglesia Ni Cristo, Methodist, Jehovah Witnesses,
and Assembly of God.
Farming and fishing are the main economic activities of this young city. Rice, rootcrops and vegetables, livestock
and poultry are the chief farm products. Processed fish such as dried, smoked, and fish paste are the most important
manufactured product of the city.
For having the most number of migrating birds, Balanga is now being touted as the bird watching capital of the country.
Every October 9 and 10, the city celebrates the International Bird Festival.
Balanga needs investment in real estate which includes housing, commercial complexes, industrial estates,
and tourist facilities such as hotels, resorts, recreational areas, and demonstration farms.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Balanga City
- Cathedral of St. Joseph built in 1714
- Provincial Capitol
- City Plaza
St. Joseph Cathedral in Balanga City, Bataan
City Hall Photo credit to poblacion.cityofbalanga.gov.ph
Cathedral Photo credit to panoramio.com