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. Gagarin (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 by the Local Government Competitive Index.
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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