Batangas City is the capital city of the Province of Batangas, Philippines. Known as the "Industrial Port City of Calabarzon," it is currently classified as one of the fastest urbanizing cities in the country.
Batangas City draws thousands of transient and migratory workers. It has 58 banking and other financial institutions, about 9 shopping centers, 5 major hospitals and 3 major hotels, and various government agencies.
The City of Batangas gears up activities on trade, finance, education and medical services for most part of the province. As a center for trade and commerce, it hosts one of the largest oil refineries in the country (Pilipinas Shell) and three natural gas power plants, which are Keilco, First Gas and Malampaya On-Shore Gas Plant.
Other major industries that contribute to the city's economy include San Miguel Food Corporation, JG Summit Petrochemical Corp., Universal Robina Corp., Himmel Industries Inc., Chemphil Bulk Terminal, San Lorenzo Power Plant and First Philippine Industrial Corp.
It is the center for education for Batangas, thanks to the three of the largest universities in the province currently located in Batangas City. Recently, more International Schools have chosen the City as their campus sites.