BATANGAS CITY is classified as a Regional Growth Center in the CALABARZON region. Under the mandate of the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan and the Eco-zone Act of 1995, the city has also been identified as a Regional Agro-Industrial Center and Special Economic Zone.
Aside from its harbor, Batangas City also serves as an alternate commercial hub for Southern Luzon and Metropolitan Manila. The completion of the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) and the South Luzon Expressway Calamba Interlink make travelling to Batangas City faster, safer and more convenient. The city is also at the heart of the western nautical highway network to Visayas and Mindanao via the Batangas City-Calapan City link.
In 2010, Batangas City was recognized as the Most Honest and Transparent City in its Dealings and the Most Supportive City to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ).

Total Land Area 28,541.4355 
Urban 3,510.3355  
Rural 25,031.1000 
Total No. of Barangays 105
No. of Urban Barangays 41
No. of Rural Barangays 64
Total Population (CPDO) Projection 2012) 318, 750
Urban Population 175,824
Rural Population 142, 926
No. of Households (CPDO Projection) 64,658
No. of Urban Households 36,561
No. of Rural Households 28,097
Average Household Size 5
Population Destiny (2011) 1,094 persons/
Annual Population Growth Rate 2000-2007 2.13%
Simple Literacy Rate (as of March 2007) 98.31%