About Cavite

Cavite is a city in the Province of Cavite, in the Philippines. The city was the former capital of Cavite province when the latter was established in 1614 until 1954 when it was transferred to the newly created city of Trece Martires City near the center of the province. The city is classified as a fourth-class city in terms of income classification.

The city started as the small port town of Cavite that prospered during the early Spanish colonial period when it became the main seaport of Manila hosting the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade and the port used for other heavy