Location and Land Area
Lipa City is approximately in the center of the country from Batangas to Sulu and from the eastern periphery of Surigao Province to the western international boundary of Palawan. The city is in the center of Region IV, and at the heart ofBatangas Province.
The city is bounded by the municipality of Sto. Thomas in the northeast, San Pablo City, Laguna and the municipality of San Antonio , Quezon in the east; the municipalities of Padre Garcia and Rosario in the southeast; Ibaan and San Jose in the southwest; the municipalities of Cuenca and MataasnaKahoy and Taal Lake in the west and the municipalities of Balete and Malvar at the northwest.
The total land area of Lipa is 20,940 hectares. Lipa’s nautical location is latitude of 13 degrees 56 minutes north and a longitude of 121 degrees, 10 minutes east of the meridian. It is relatively cool place with an elevation of 310 meters above sea level (masl).
Lipa City is divided into 72 barangays, 12 of which are situated within the city proper and considered urban barangays. Sixty barangays outside the city proper are divided into four districts, namely: North, 11 barangays; East, 16 barangays; South, 15 barangays; and West, 18 barangays. All these are inland except for one barangay that lies along the Taal Lake.
Lipa’s proximity to the country’s capital, Manila, having an approximate distance of 86 kilometers or an hour and half drive via the Southern Luzon Expressway enhances its strategic access to development trends. It is fast emerging as a key city in the province, becoming a major institutional/administrative center, medical center, commercial center, financial center, agro-industrial center and residential center.
It is identified as an ideal hub and center of the CALABARZON Agro-Industrial Region in the Regional Physical Framework Plan of Region IV-A. In the recent past, Lipa is being transformed from basically agricultural to a highly urbanizing area. A significant portion of the agricultural land area of the city has been converted to residential subdivisions, industrial area with the establishment of LIMA Technology Center utilizing lands in the city and Malvar Municipality.