Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija
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Map of Nueva Ecija showing the location of Gabaldon
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|• Mayor||Rolando S. Bue|
|• Total||242.88 km2 (93.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)44|
|Income class||3rd class; rural|
Gabaldon (formerly Sabani and Bitulok) is a third class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 32,246 people. Tagalogs and Ilocanos predominate this town.
The town is tucked between the Sierra Madre Mountains. It lies 171 kilometres (106 mi) north-east of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is bounded by Bongabon on the north, Laur on the west, General Tinio on the south, and Dingalan by the east.
Gabaldon is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.
- Bagong Sikat
- Bitulok (North Pob.)
- South Poblacion
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Gabaldon was the site of the Sabani estate, the largest hacienda in Nueva Ecija during the second half of the 19th century, with 3,000 heads of cattle and occupying more than 6,000 hectares. The entire area was then part of the township of Laur. In 1950, the barrios of Bitulok, Bantug, Bitulok Saw Mill, Cuyapa, Macasandal, Pantok, Calumpang, Malinao, Tagumpay, Bugnan, Bagong Sicat, Ligaya, Calabasa, Bateria and Pintong Bagting, then belonging to the town of Laur, were separated to constitute the new town of Bitulok. The name was later changed from Bitulok to Sabani. Finally, through Republic Act 1318, approved June 16, 1955, its name was changed from Sabani to Gabaldon.
|Population census of Gabaldon|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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