|— Municipality —|
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|Founded||January 31, 1947|
|• Mayor||Jeffrey Lhar Ramos|
|• Total||91.03 km2 (35.15 sq mi)|
|• Density||490/km2 ( 1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||2nd class|
|Population Census of Lian|
The patron of Lian is Saint John the Baptist.
Lian is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.
The climate of Lian falls under the first type of classification, Type I, characterized by two pronounced seasons: Dry season from November to April and wet season for the rest of the year.
Lian's fiesta day is June 24 of every year to celebrate the birthdate of Saint John The Baptist (baptised Jesus Christ). It is being celebrated by five barangays in the Poblacion 1,2,3,4 & 5 respectively, Sitio Bag-bag also celebrate their fiesta on this day since they are much closer to town than to their respective barangays which is Kapito and Bungahan.
Note that there is also a Bag-bag river, and Sitio Bag-bag is being shared by 2 barangays. Thus, Bag-bag Kapito and Bag-bag Bungahan which is just separated by the National Highway.
Nestled in Lian, Batangas is the quaint barangay of Matabungkay known for its wide beach, clear waters, creamy sand and the "Balsa" (Bamboo Beach Raft). Every year this small town will come alive in colorful celebrations as Matabungkay Beach Resort & Hotel hosts the Balsa Festival.
The first ever Balsa Festival was held on 18 May 2002, aimed to help the local community by bringing back the town's popularity in the tourism map. With the continued support of the Department of Tourism, the Balsa Festival has become an annual event that gives both local and foreign tourists a reason to revisit Matabungkay and experience a different kind of festival.
The festival is filled with more activities with the likes of Balsa Race Competition, Balsa Decor and Cultural Dance Competition, a concert and dance party by the beach, prominent media personalities and foreign executives to grace the Balsa Festival.
Matabungkay Beach is in Lian with a white sand beach reasonably accessible to Manila 120 kilometres (75 mi) that was originally 'discovered' to be a great weekend or daytrip destination in the early 1950s, allegedly by sun starved German residents of Manila. In fact the German Club had a cottage there then. It was soon a popular target for holiday-lovers and permanent cottages (even deluxe beach houses) were built along the beach line (and some into the beach) in the early 1960s by rich Manila folk.
|South China Sea||Tuy