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Bataan
Province
Bataan
Bataan
Bataan
Bataan
Bataan
Bataan
Bataan
From left-to-right, top-to-bottom: Bataan Provincial Capitol Building, Mount Samat National Shrine, Bataan Death March Zero-Kilometer Marker, St. Dominic Parish in Abucay, the Freeport Area of Bataan, the Flaming Sword obelisk at Pilar, the Plaza Hotel in the City of Balanga
Flag of Bataan
Official seal of Bataan
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
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Bataan
Coordinates: 14°41′06″N 120°25′55″E / 14.685°N 120.4319°E / 14.685; 120.4319Coordinates: 14°41′06″N 120°25′55″E / 14.685°N 120.4319°E / 14.685; 120.4319
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Luzon
Founded1754
CapitalBalanga
Largest LGUMariveles
Government
 • GovernorJose Enrique S. Garcia III (NUP)
 • Vice GovernorMa. Cristina M. Garcia (NUP)
 • LegislatureBataan Provincial Board
Area
[1]
 • Total1,372.98 km2 (530.11 sq mi)
 • Rank71st out of 81
Highest elevation
(Mount Mariveles)
1,398 m (4,587 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [2]
 • Total853,373
 • Rank35th out of 81
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
  • Rank8th out of 81
Divisions
 • Independent cities0
 • Component cities
1
  • Balanga
 • Municipalities
11
  • Abucay
  • Bagac
  • Dinalupihan
  • Hermosa
  • Limay
  • Mariveles
  • Morong
  • Orani
  • Orion
  • Pilar
  • Samal
 • Barangays237
 • DistrictsLegislative districts of Bataan
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups
  • Tagalog (88%)
  • Kapampangan (4%)
  • Sambal (2%)
  • Others (3%)
 • Languages
  • Tagalog
  • English
Time zoneUTC+8 (PHT)
ZIP Code
2100–2114
IDD: area code +63 (0)47
ISO 3166 codePH-BAN
Websitebataan.gov.ph

Bataan (/bɑːtɑːˈɑːn/), officially the Province of Bataan (Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Bataan IPA: [bɐtɐˈʔan], Kapampangan: Lalawigan/Probinsia ning Bataan), is a province in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines. Its capital is the city of Balanga while Mariveles is the largest town in the province. Occupying the entire Bataan Peninsula on Luzon, Bataan is bordered by the provinces of Zambales and Pampanga to the north. The peninsula faces the South China Sea to the west and Subic Bay to the north-west, and encloses Manila Bay to the east.

The Battle of Bataan is known in history as one of the last stands of American and Filipino soldiers before they were overwhelmed by the Japanese forces in World War II. The Bataan Death March was named after the province, where the infamous march started.

  1. ^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 19 April 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  2. ^ Census of Population (2020). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.

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