|Municipality of Cuenca|
|Batangas showing the location of Cuenca.|
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|Income class||4th class|
|Population Census of Cuenca|
Once a part of San Jose it became an independent town under the name of "Cuenca" in 1876.Its famous tourist attraction Mt. Maculot (600 m or 1968 ft.).
Cuenca was founded back in 1875 by the decree of the Superior Gobierno issued on August 11, 1875. Another ducument states the barrios of Maculot, Dita, Ibabao, Labac, Bungahan and Dalipit be constituted into a one civil and independent town due to its distance to the town of San Jose, Batangas
In 1896, Cuenca had a population of 5,660,which increased to 6,938 in 1898. The town also played a role during World War II, Mt. Maculot became the strong hold of the Japanese forces in Batangas they also built tunnels in some parts of Barangay Dita. During the Liberation, Cuenca was badly bombed which cause the deforestation of the slopes of the mountain. Rehabilitation was needed in order for the town to rise up from the ruins of the war, American forces help the town by rebuilding schools,bridges a marker in Cuenca Central Elem. School shows the effort they did Cuenca Institute was founded in 1947 in order to give secondary education and it is the oldest secondary institution in Cuenca, back then students who graduated elementary used to go to Batangas City or Manila and parents who could not afford to send their children to those places failed to give them a high school education. Cuenca became popular not only because of the mountain but to its number of bakers in Manila over 90% of all bakers come and started here making Cuenca as "The Home Of The Bakers",annually festivals are made in honor of San Isidro Labrador. Today Cuenca is building up a better future for all.
Mayor Celerino Endaya and Vice-Mayor Luchie Cuevas are the current officials of Cuenca, Batangas.
Cuenca is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 1995 Philippine Census Information
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- 2007 Philippine Census Information
Posted by Wilbert Lamarca.