February 1, 2018

Creation of the Pueblo of Cuenca in Batangas, 1876 (Spanish)

Poblacion Cuenca.  Image source:  Google Earth Street View.
Poblacion Cuenca.  Image source:  Google Earth Street View.
The town of Cuenca in Batangas is a 4th income class municipality with a land area of 58.18 square kilometers and a population of 32,783 as per the 2015 Philippine Census1. It used to be part of the pueblo of San Jose (Malaquing Tubig) until it became a distinct municipality of its own in 1876.

A document2 related to its separation from San Jose is filed away at the Portal de Archives Españoles (Portal of Spanish Archives) at the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) of Spain. The document is entitled Creacion de un Nuevo Pueblo el Nombre de Cuenca en la Provincia de Batangas (Creation of the New Town Named Cuenca in the Province of Batangas).



The first five scans of the original document are provided below, followed by a link to the source documents. The scans are of manuscripts written in barely legible Spanish and are made available to researchers.

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Below are the first five scans of the document:
Title page, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
Title page, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
Page 2, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
Page 2, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
Page 3, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
Page 3, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
Page 4, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
Page 4, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
Page 5, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
Page 5, Creation of the New Pueblo of Cuenca.
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Notes and references:
1Cuenca, Batangas,” Wikipedia.
2Creacion de un Nuevo Pueblo el Nombre de Cuenca en la Provincia de Batangas,” online at Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

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