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Batangas(bätän`gäs), city (1990 pop. 184,970), capital of Batangas prov., SW Luzon, the Philippines. An important port on the Calumpan River near its mouth on Batangas Bay, it has a large oil refinery and serves a fertile farm area noted for its fruits, cacao, and coffee. Tourist attractions in Batangas province include Lake TaalTaal, Lake
, 103 sq mi (267 sq km), SW Luzon, the Philippines, 40 mi (65 km) S of Manila. One of the most picturesque places in the country, the lake lies within a caldera formed by explosive volcanic eruptions that ended c.3580 B.C.
..... Click the link for more information. , with its active volcano, and the popular summer resort city of Tagaytay.
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a port in the Philippines, in SW Luzon. Pop.: 293 000 (2005 est.)
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