Aerial view of Tanza, with Gen. Trias in the background.
Tanza, formerly known as Santa Cruz de Malabon, is a 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 kilometres (30.21 sq mi) with a first-class income classification.
Tanza was awarded the "Seal of Good Housekeeping"[clarification needed] by the Department of Interior and Local Government in 2011 and 2012. In 2014, the municipality was named most competitive in economic dynamism, 22nd Overall by the Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI), 9th most populous municipality (2010 NSO Census) and 16th largest Municipality Revenue Earner based on 2014 Bureau of Local Government Finance Financial Report.
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).