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The City of Tagaytay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tagaytay) is a component
city in the province of Cavite, in the Philippines. It is one of the
country's most popular tourist destinations because of outstanding
scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude. Tagaytay
overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides one of the iconic views of
the Philippines, the view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the
lake, viewable from several vantage points in the city.

Tagaytay is relatively close to the capital city of Manila, only 55 km
(34 mi) away via Aguinaldo Highway, providing an easy escape for the
locals from the heat of the big city.

Land area

Tagaytay City has a total land area of 66.1 km2 (26 sq mi) which
represents about 4.37% of the total area of the Province of Cavite. It
lies within 120° 56' longitude and 14° 6' latitude and overlooks Manila
Bay to the North, Taal Volcano and Lake to the south and Laguna de
Bay to the east.

The southern and eastern portions of Tagaytay City are covered by
hills and mountains which is generally forests and open grasslands.
The city lies along Tagaytay Ridge, a ridge stretching about 32
kilometres (20 mi) from Mount Batulao in the west to Mount
Sungay (now People's Park in the Sky) in the east with elevations
averaging about 610 metres (2,000 ft) above sea level.[4] Mount
Sungay, in Tagaytay, is the highest point of the province of Cavite
at 709 metres (2,326 ft).[5]

The ridge, which overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas province, is
actually the edge of Taal Caldera. The 25-by-30-kilometre (16 mi ×
19 mi) wide cavity is partially filled by Taal Lake.[6] Tagaytay's
built-up areas including the urban center is situated in the relatively
level top of the caldera rim but beyond the edge are deep ravines that
drop straight down to Taal Lake. The portions adjoining the
municipalities of Mendez, Indang, Amadeo and Silang are level to
nearly level areas interspersed with very gently sloping surface.
Across the southern edge of the lake on the opposite side of the city
is Mount Macolod, the highest point of the Taal Caldera rim.


Temperature and precipitation

Tagaytay City has a more moderate version of a tropical monsoon
climate (Köppen climate classification: Am) characterized by
relatively milder temperatures compared to Manila, lower humidity
and abundant rainfall. The City has an average temperature of 24 °C
(75 °F). With its high elevation, the city could be misty at times and
is relatively cooler during the months of December, January and
February. Like most areas in the province of Cavite, the city has two
pronounced seasons: dry from November to April and wet during
the rest of the year. The climate has made the city ideal for sports,
picnics, conferences, honeymoons, country homes, and spiritual


Legend has it that the word Tagaytay came from "taga" meaning to
cut and "itay" which means father. A father and son were said to be
on a wild boar hunt when the animal they were chasing turned and
attacked them. As the boar charged towards the old man, the son
cried "taga itay!". The boy's repeated shout reverberated in the
alleys of the ridge. Heard by the residents, hunters and wood
gatherers, the cries became subject of conversation for several days
in the countryside. In time, the place where the shouts came from
became known as Tagaytay.

"Tagaytay", however, is Tagalog for "ridge".
Philippine revolution

During the Philippine revolution of 1896, the ridges and forests of
Tagaytay became the sanctuary for revolutionaries including those from
nearby provinces. The passage to and from towns via Tagaytay added
the word "mananagaytay" to the native's vocabulary. It means "to
traverse ridges."
World War II

On February 3, 1945, the 11th Airborne Division of Lt. Gen. Robert L.
Eichelberger's 8th Army performed a combat jump of the 511th
Parachute Infantry Regiment and associated elements on the ridge, with
a drop zone around the Manila Hotel Annex, which had been cleared of
Japanese forces by Filipino soldiers of the 4th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 45th
and 46th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, 4th
Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary and recognized
guerillas. To commemorate this event, a marker was installed in 1951 at
the junction of Silang, Canlubang-Nasugbu roads by the city officials in
coordination with the National Historical Institute of the Philippines.