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Historical Santa Cruz Parish
|Nickname(s): Heart of the Coast|
Map of Cavite showing the location of Tanza
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|District||6th district of Cavite|
|Incorporated||1760 and 1917|
|• Mayor||Yuri A. Pacumio (UNA)|
|• Vice Mayor||Marcus Ashley C. Arayata (LP)|
|• Total||95.59 km2 (36.91 sq mi)|
|• Land||78.24 km2 (30.21 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Rank||8 out of 1,489 Municipalities|
|• Density||2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)46|
Tanza, formerly known as Santa Cruz de Malabon, is a municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 226,188 people, in a land area of 78.24 square kilometres (30.21 sq mi) with a first-class income classification.
Tanza was awarded the "Seal of Good Housekeeping" in 2011 and 2012 and "Seal of Good Local Governance" in 2016 by the Department of Interior and Local Government. The municipality was named 2014 most competitive in economic dynamism by National Competitiveness Council, 8th most populous municipality (2015 NSO Census) and 15th largest Municipality Revenue Earner based on 2016 Bureau of Local Government Finance Financial Report.
Tanza is the home of Cavite Gateway Terminal, the first roll-on, roll-off barge terminal in the Philippines.
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 hometown 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: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Tanza, Cavite, was 226,188 people, with a density of 2,400 inhabitants per square kilometre or 6,200 inhabitants per square mile.
The majority of the people of Tanza are Roman Catholics, but there has been fast growth of other denominations in the region, including Iglesia Ni Cristo, Protestant, Baptist, 7th Day Adventist, Jehovah's Witnesses, Ang Dating Daan and Mormon.
There are 32 government-owned daycare centers in Tanza, which is being managed by the MSWD.
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