Batangas Bay

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Batangas Bay
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View of the bay from San Pedro, Bauan
Batangas Bay is located in Luzon
Batangas Bay
Batangas Bay
Location within the Philippines
Batangas Bay is located in Philippines
Batangas Bay
Batangas Bay
Batangas Bay (Philippines)
Location Luzon Island, Philippines
Coordinates 13°43′N 121°00′E / 13.72°N 121°E / 13.72; 121Coordinates: 13°43′N 121°00′E / 13.72°N 121°E / 13.72; 121
Type bay
Settlements

Batangas Bay is a semi-enclosed body of water situated in the province of Batangas in Luzon island in the Philippines. The bay is an extension of the Verde Island Passage and is separated from the Balayan Bay to the west by the Calumpan Peninsula, which juts out to Maricaban Island across the Maricaban Strait.

The water surface area of the bay is about 220 square kilometres (85 sq mi), and the coastline is approximately 92 kilometres (57 mi).[1] The bay has a maximum depth near the entrance of 466 metres (510 yd), and includes a number of private and government ports. The bay is bordered by Batangas City and the municipalities of Mabini, Bauan, San Pascual and Tingloy on Maricaban Island.

The bay is lined with industrial plants ranging from oil refining to food processing to ship building. Many fishermen thrive around the area. The bay is also host to valuable environmental resources, such as coral reefs that attract thousands of tourists every year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BATANGAS PROVINCE Local Climate Change Action Plan 2017- 2023". Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. May 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Porfirio M. Alino ... [et al.], editors ; [supported by] Philippine Coral Reef Information Network (Philreefs) ... [et al.] (2002). Atlas of Philippine coral reefs. Quezon City: Goodwill Bookstore. ISBN 9711202506. 

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