Municipality of Tanza is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 171,795 people in a land area of 98.2 square kilometers. Tanza was the place were Emilio Aguinaldo took oath as the first president of the revolutionary government of the Philippines. It is also the home town of Felipe G. Calderon, the man who drafted the first Philippine constitution.
Tanza, formerly known as Santa Cruz de Malabon, is a municipality in the province of Cavite, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 226,188 people in a land area of 78.24 square kilometres (30.21 sq mi) with a first-class income classification.Tanza was awarded the "Seal of Good Housekeeping"[clarification needed] by the Department of Interior and Local Government in 2011 and 2012. In 2014, the municipality was named most competitive in economic dynamism, 22nd Overall by the Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI), 9th most populous municipality (2010 NSO Census) and 16th largest Municipality Revenue Earner based on 2014 Bureau of Local Government Finance Financial Report.
Originally a part of San Francisco de Malabon called Estancia, Santa Cruz de Malabon became a separate town in 1770, and then again as an independent municipality in 1910. The name was changed to Tanza by virtue of Act No. 2390 by Cavite Representative Florentino Joya (1912-1916). Tanza is the place where Emilio Aguinaldo took oath as the first president of the revolutionary government of the Philippines. It is also the hometown of Felipe G. Calderon, the man who drafted the first Philippine constitution.
Tanza is the second Local Government Unit in the province which banned the use of plastic bags and polystyrene. This ordinance took effect on January 1, 2012.Tanza is politically subdivided into 41 barangays. The majority of the people of Tanza are Roman Catholics, but there has been fast growth of other denominations in the region, including Iglesia Ni Cristo, Protestant, Baptist, 7th Day Adventist, Jehovah's Witnesses, Ang Dating Daan and Mormon.