Gerona, Tarlac

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Gerona
Municipality
Municipality of Gerona
Downtown area
Downtown area
Official seal of Gerona
Seal
Map of Tarlac with Gerona highlighted
Map of Tarlac with Gerona highlighted
Gerona is located in Philippines
Gerona
Gerona
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°36′N 120°36′E / 15.6°N 120.6°E / 15.6; 120.6Coordinates: 15°36′N 120°36′E / 15.6°N 120.6°E / 15.6; 120.6
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Tarlac
District 2nd District
Barangays 44 (see Barangays)
Government[2]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Eloy C. Eclar[1]
 • Vice Mayor Pacifico L. Agudo[1]
 • Electorate 49,730 voters (2016)
Area[3]
 • Total 128.89 km2 (49.76 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 87,531
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 2302
PSGC 036906000
IDD:area code +63 (0)45
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 194,552,531.60 (2016)
Native languages Kapampangan
Tagalog
Website www.gerona.gov.ph

Gerona, officially the Municipality of Gerona, (Kapampangan: Balen ning Gerona; Pangasinan: Baley na Gerona; Ilokano: Ili ti Gerona; Tagalog: Bayan ng Gerona), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 87,531 people.[4]

The MacArthur Highway goes through the center of the town.

Geography[edit]

Gerona is one of the 17 towns of the province of Tarlac. It is bounded on the north by Paniqui; on the east by the Pura; on the south by Tarlac City (the provincial capital); and on the west by Santa Ignacia. The town is 14 km from Tarlac City, the capital of Tarlac; 50 km from Clark Special Economic Zone in Angeles City; and 138 km north of Manila.

Gerona has a land area of 141.47 square kilometers of plain and rugged agricultural land representing 4.63% of the province total area. The Tarlac River, which originates from the eastern slopes of the Zambales Mountain, cuts across the west central areas, dividing the town into two parts.

The eastern area consists of 31 barangays with total land area of 90.50 square kilometres representing 63.9% of the total area. It is characterized as plain, low-lying agricultural land.

The second part is the Western Area consisting of 13 barangays with total area of 50.97 square kilometres representing 36.03% of the total land area. It is characterized by hilly and rugged agricultural land and is also forested.

Barangays[edit]

Gerona is politically subdivided into 44 barangays.[3]

  • Abagon
  • Amacalan
  • Apsayan
  • Ayson
  • Bawa
  • Buenlag
  • Bularit
  • Calayaan
  • Carbonel
  • Cardona
  • Caturay
  • Danzo
  • Dicolor
  • Don Basilio
  • Luna
  • Mabini
  • Magaspac
  • Malayep
  • Matapitap
  • Matayuncab
  • New Salem
  • Oloybuaya
  • Padapada
  • Parsolingan
  • Pinasling (Pinasung)
  • Plastado
  • Poblacion 1
  • Poblacion 2
  • Poblacion 3
  • Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Salapungan
  • San Agustin
  • San Antonio
  • San Bartolome
  • San Jose
  • Santa Lucia
  • Santiago
  • Sembrano
  • Singat
  • Sulipa
  • Tagumbao
  • Tangcaran
  • Villa Paz

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Gerona
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 13,615—    
1918 14,809+0.56%
1939 20,982+1.67%
1948 26,763+2.74%
1960 32,429+1.61%
1970 41,831+2.58%
1975 46,513+2.15%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 50,433+1.63%
1990 59,486+1.66%
1995 63,740+1.30%
2000 72,618+2.83%
2007 82,022+1.69%
2010 83,084+0.47%
2015 87,531+1.00%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, the population of Gerona, Tarlac, was 87,531 people,[4] with a density of 680 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,800 inhabitants per square mile.

Points of interest[edit]

  • 1894 Saint Catherine of Alexandria Church of Gerona[8][9] (Vicariate of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Vicar Forane: Father Alfredo Dizon, Titular: Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Feast day, November 24 Parish Priest: Father Alfredo Dizon, succeeded by Fr. Ramon Capuno[10][11] Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Paulo Dela Cruz[10] - Don Federico Bartolome Street, McArthur Highway, Gerona, Tarlac 2302, Philippines[12][13][14][15] under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarlac Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarlac[16] led by Most Rev. Florentino F. Cinense, D.D., PhD, STL.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Elected Officials - Official Website of Municipality of Gerona, Province of Tarlac - Home".
  2. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Province: Tarlac". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Province of Tarlac". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.church.nfo.ph/list-of-parishes-of-the-roman-catholic-diocese-of-tarlac/
  9. ^ "diocese of tarlac - vicariates - Wix.com".
  10. ^ a b "St. Catherine of Alexandria Church of Gerona". Foursquare.
  11. ^ "diocese of tarlac - vicariates - Wix.com".
  12. ^ "St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish Church Gerona, Tarlac Philippines". www.fotothing.com.
  13. ^ https://plus.google.com/117365425829258935940/about?gl=ph&hl=fil
  14. ^ http://visit-tarlac.com/ai1ec_event/feast-of-st-catherine-de-alexandria-gerona/?instance_id=
  15. ^ "History of Tarlac Towns". 20 August 2011.
  16. ^ "Diocese of Tarlac". www.cbcponline.net.

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