Floridablanca, Pampanga

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Floridablanca
Municipality of Floridablanca
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Official seal of Floridablanca
Seal
Map of Pampanga with Floridablanca highlighted
Map of Pampanga with Floridablanca highlighted
Floridablanca is located in Philippines
Floridablanca
Floridablanca
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°56′N 120°30′E / 14.93°N 120.5°E / 14.93; 120.5Coordinates: 14°56′N 120°30′E / 14.93°N 120.5°E / 14.93; 120.5
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvincePampanga
District2nd District
FoundedApril 30, 1867
Barangays33 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorDarwin R. Manalansan
 • Electorate58,629 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total175.48 km2 (67.75 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total125,163
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2006
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)45
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)235,844,342.30 (2016)
Native languagesKapampangan
Mag-indi language
Tagalog

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.[3]

History[edit]

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.

In 1947, the Philippine Air Force established its major fighter base in an American military airfield there. They named it Basa Air Base.

Geography[edit]

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.

With an area of 17,548 hectares (43,360 acres), it is the third largest municipality in the province, after Porac and Candaba.

Barangays[edit]

Floridablanca is politically subdivided into 34 barangays:

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  • Anon
  • Apalit
  • Basa Air Base
  • Benedicto
  • Bodega
  • Cabangcalan
  • Calantas
  • Carmencita
  • Consuelo
  • Dampe
  • Del Carmen
  • Fortuna
  • Gutad
  • Mabical
  • Maligaya
  • Mawacat
  • Nabuclod
  • Pabanlag
  • Paguiruan
  • Palmayo
  • Pandaguirig
  • Poblacion
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pedro
  • San Ramon
  • San Roque
  • Santa Monica
  • Solib
  • Sto. Rosario
  • Valdez

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Floridablanca
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,001—    
1918 9,486+2.05%
1939 17,521+2.96%
1948 24,825+3.95%
1960 28,655+1.20%
1970 39,830+3.34%
1975 45,419+2.67%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 51,648+2.60%
1990 66,146+2.51%
1995 76,683+2.81%
2000 85,394+2.33%
2007 103,388+2.67%
2010 110,846+2.57%
2015 125,163+2.34%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Floridablanca, Pampanga, was 125,163 people,[3] with a density of 710 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,800 inhabitants per square mile.

Economy[edit]

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.

Local government[edit]

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[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

Aside from Basa Air Base, the town has cultural treasures and interesting points.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Pampanga". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Pampanga". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

http://nap.psa.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/province.asp?provcode=035400000&regCode=03&regName=REGION+III+%28Central+Luzon%29

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