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Historical Santa Cruz Parish
Map of Cavite showing the location of Tanza
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|Congr. district||6th district of Cavite|
|Incorporated||1760 and 1917|
|• Mayor||Marcus Ashley C. Arayata (LP)|
|• Vice Mayor||Yuri A. Pacumio (Liberal Party)|
|• Total||95.59 km2 (36.91 sq mi)|
|• Land||78.24 km2 (30.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Tanza (formerly known as Santa Cruz de Malabon) is a 1st class (High Class) municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 188,755 people in a land area of 78.24 square kilometers.
Tanza has been awarded "Seal of Good Housekeeping" by the Department of Interior and Local Government in 2011. As of to date, Tanza has been named most competitive municipality in economic dynamism, 22nd Overall by the Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI), 9th most populous municipality(NSO) and 21st largest Municipality Revenue Earner based on 2013 COA Financial Report.
Founded in 1914, Tanza celebrated its centennial last February 28, 2014 with the theme "Tanza, Sandaang Taon Na! Walang Katapusang Sigla at Pag-asa!"  (Tanza, One Hundred Years! Never-ending Zeal and Hope!)
Originally a part of San Francisco de Malabon called Estancia, Santa Cruz de Malabon became a separate town in 1770, and then again as an independent municipality in 1910. The name was changed to Tanza by virtue of Act No. 2390 by Cavite Representative Florentino Joya (1912-1916).
Tanza is the place where Emilio Aguinaldo took oath as the first president of the revolutionary government of the Philippines. It is also the home town of Felipe G. Calderon, the man who drafted the first Philippine constitution.
Tanza is the second Local Government Unit in the province which banned the use of plastic bags and polystyrene. This ordinance took effect on January 1, 2012.
|Population census of Tanza|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Majority of the people are Roman Catholics but there is a fast-growth of Christian churches throughout Tanza, including Iglesia Ni Cristo, Protestant, Baptist, Adventist, Jehovah's Witnesses, Ang Dating Daan, LDS Church.
Day care centers: There are 32 government-owned daycare centers in Tanza, which is being managed by the MSWD.
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