Municipal Profile of Kawit
Kawit is located within the Province of Cavite, Region IV-A (CALABARZON), west of the island of Luzon. It is particularly situated in the northern part of the province and is bounded by Cavite City and Bacoor Bay in the north, City of Bacoor in the east, City of Imus in the southeast, Municipality of Gen. Trias in the south and Municipality of Noveleta in the west. It has a distinctive hook-shaped coastline and famous for its Aguinaldo Shrine.
It is about 25 kilometers away southwest of Manila by land and about four (4) kilometers south of Cavite City across Bacoor Bay. With the opening of the new road named Cavite Expressway or CAVITEX, travel time from Manila to Kawit as now been reduced to only 20 minutes from the previous one and a half travel time. The CAVITEX has also helped decongest Aguinaldo and Tirona Highways.
Kawit is composed of 23 Barangays. It is both an inland and coastal municipality. As of 2010 Census, the Municipality of Kawit has a total population of 78,209 which account for 2.53% participation share of the total provincial population. The population has been decreasing from 1990 indicating that other areas in Cavite have been urbanizing more than Kawit.
There are 8 barangays which are thickly populated. These are: Binakayan namely: Manggahan-Lawin, Pulborista, Congbalay-Legaspi, Aplaya, Samala-Marquez, Bisita-Balsahan, Tramo-Bantayan, Kanluran-Lola Neneng which consists of 41.16% of the total projected population. Aside from the barangays located in Binakayan Area, the most populous barangay as of 2011 Projected Population is Toclong.
The significant contribution of Binakayan, Panamitan, Tabon I, Putol and Sta. Isabel to the total population of Kawit may be attributed to the concentration of various commercial establishments, major institutions and the public market in these areas. These barangays are also traversed by the two (2) major thoroughfares of Kawit, the Tirona Highway and Centennial Road upon which public transport vehicles journey daily. San Sebastian and Poblacion post the lowest population at 897 and 931 respectively. The small population of Poblacion is attributed mainly to the use of about 93 % of its 97.58 has land area by marine ponds.