Pura, Tarlac

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Pura
Municipality
Pura Municipal Building
Pura Municipal Building
Official seal of Pura
Seal
Map of Tarlac showing the location of Pura
Map of Tarlac showing the location of Pura
Pura is located in Philippines
Pura
Pura
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°37′30″N 120°39′0″E / 15.62500°N 120.65000°E / 15.62500; 120.65000Coordinates: 15°37′30″N 120°39′0″E / 15.62500°N 120.65000°E / 15.62500; 120.65000
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Tarlac
District 1st District
Barangays 16
Government[1]
 • Mayor Concepcion A. Zarate
Area[2]
 • Total 31.01 km2 (11.97 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 22,949
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2312
Dialing code 45
Income class 4th class
Website www.puratarlac.gov.ph

Pura is a fourth class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,949 people,[3] with 14,929 voters (as of Jan. 2010).

Geography[edit]

Pura is located about 78 kilometres (48 mi) from the regional center San Fernando, Pampanga, 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) (Angeles City, Pampanga), 19 kilometres (12 mi) from the provincial capital Tarlac City, and 145 kilometres (90 mi) north of Manila.

Pura's topography is characterized by plain slopes, with Luisita fine sand loam and Pura clay loam soil. It is traversed by the Susubaen Creek and Baldo Creek.[4]

It has an average monthly rainfall of 29.5 centimetres (11.6 in), an average temperature range of 24.2 to 31.4 °C (75.6 to 88.5 °F), and a wind speed of 7.1 knots/hour.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Pura is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Balite
  • Buenavista
  • Cadanglaan
  • Estipona
  • Linao
  • Maasin
  • Matindeg
  • Maungib
  • Naya
  • Nilasin 1st
  • Nilasin 2nd
  • Poblacion 1
  • Poblacion 2
  • Poblacion 3
  • Poroc
  • Singat

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Pura
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 18,032 —    
1995 18,902 +0.95%
2000 21,081 +2.21%
2007 22,188 +0.73%
2010 22,949 +1.13%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

Economy[edit]

  • Income: P 40,212,387.83 (2009)
  • GDP: approx. US$ 20 Million
    • Per capita: P1,800.00
  • Major sources of livelihood: Agriculture and Livestock, SME-Retailing

Education[edit]

Municipality of Pura is consist of 3 public secondary schools, 1 private secondary school and 9 public elementary schools namely:

  • Private secondary school:
    • Pura Academy
  • Public elementary schools:
    • Buenavista ES
    • Estipona ES
    • Don Quirino Sulit ES
    • Dona Josefa Sawit ES
    • Maasin ES
    • Maungib ES
    • Matindeg ES
    • Pura Community School
    • Pura Central Elementary School (where the district office is located)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Tarlac". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Municipal profile". Municipality of Pura. 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Province of Tarlac". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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