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|Municipality of Floridablanca|
Map of Pampanga with Floridablanca highlighted
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Founded||April 30, 1867|
|Barangays||33 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Darwin R. Manalansan|
|• Electorate||58,629 voters (2016)|
|• Total||175.48 km2 (67.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)45|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||1st municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||235,844,342.30 (2016)|
Floridablanca, officially the Municipality of Floridablanca, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 125,163 people.
In the 1920s, the Pampanga Sugar Mill (PASUMIL) was set up at Del Carmen and became a major sugar manufacturer in the Philippines.
During World War II, the founding establishment of the local military general headquarters and camp bases of the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines was found active on January 3, 1942 to June 30, 1946 and the 2nd Constabulary Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was active again on October 28, 1944 to June 30, 1946 and they military stationed in Floridablanca, Pampanga.
Floridablanca is located on the western part of Pampanga along the Zambales mountain ranges and is bounded by the municipalities of Porac on the north, Lubao on the south, Guagua on the east, and Dinalupihan, Bataan on the west. It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the city of San Fernando and 106 kilometres (66 mi) from Manila. The town is at an elevation of 12 feet (3.7 m) above sea level.
Floridablanca is politically subdivided into 34 barangays:
- Basa Air Base
- Del Carmen
- San Antonio
- San Isidro
- San Jose
- San Nicolas
- San Pedro
- San Ramon
- San Roque
- Santa Monica
- Sto. Rosario
|Population census of Floridablanca|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Floridablanca, Pampanga, was 125,163 people, with a density of 710 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,800 inhabitants per square mile.
Floridablanca is the second largest producer of rice in the province. It produces more than enough rice to meet its needs resulting in a surplus. In 1999, only 37.76% of its produce was used for its own rice requirement resulting in a surplus of 65.24% equivalent to 17,553 metric tons.
Like other towns in the Philippines, Floridablanca is governed by a mayor and vice mayor who are elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the town's departments in executing the ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council (Sangguniang Bayan) consisting of councilors from the Barangays of Barrios.
List of municipal leaders
Aside from Basa Air Base, the town has cultural treasures and interesting points.
- 1887 San Jose Obrero Parish Church: the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando exercises jurisdiction over the Heritage Church.
- Bahay na Puti (Alvendia House): the Justice Carmelino Alvendia, Sr. ancestral mansion is owned, preserved and maintained by his family.
Notable natives and residents
- Leandro Coronel, news reporter/columnist and book author
- Dante Rivero, movie actor
- Justice Carmelino Alvendia, Sr.
Basa Air Base Main Gate
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- "Province of Pampanga". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
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