Cavite is the terminus of a railway which follows the shore of the bay from Manila.
Cavite has long been the principal naval base of the Philippine Islands, and one of the four Spanish penitentiaries in the Islands was here.
CAVITE, a fortified seaport, the capital of the province of Cavite, Luzon, Philippine Islands, and the seat of the principal Asiatic naval station of the United States, on a forked tongue of land in Manila Bay, 8 m.
Pop. (1903) 4494; with the barrios of San Roque and Caridad (on the main peninsula), which are under the municipal government of Cavite (15,630).
The naval station proper and the old town of Cavite are on the south fork of the peninsula.
During the 19th century Cavite was the centre of political disturbances in the Philippines; in 1896 on the parade ground thirteen political prisoners were executed, and to their memory a monument was erected in 1906 at the head of the isthmus connecting with the main peninsula.
For several years prior to 1891, coffee, grown principally in the provinces of Cavite, Batangas and Lepanto-Bontoc, Luzon, was nearly as important a crop as tobacco, but between 1891 and 1898 most of the coffee plantations were destroyed by insects and disease.
All the revolutions began in the province of Cavite, where the friars owned 125,000 acres.
In 1872 the secret agents of the friars induced the native garrison at Cavite to mutiny and thus give the friars an excuse to press for vigorous action.
The insurrectos concentrated all their energies upon Cavite province.
He was born in 1869 in Cavite, son of a native farmer of considerable ability, and of a half-caste mother whose father was a Chinaman.
After attending the Tagalog school at Cavite he entered the Jesuit College in Manila but did not graduate.
In 1893 he became municipal alcalde of Cavite, and later joined the Katipunan.
Lachambre took the field in Cavite with energy and succeeded in quelling the rebellion in that province.
Before suitable defences could be made, word came from Hongkong that Dewey had started for Manila and Montojo hurriedly sailed from Subig Bay to Cavite, barely in time to anchor before Dewey arrived.
Aguinaldo and his friends were allowed to come to Cavite in an American transport.