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Ciudad Ning Tarlak
Lungsod Ng Tarlac
Ciudad Ti Tarlac
|— City —|
|Nickname(s): Home Of Rice, Sugar, and Everything Nice.|
|Motto: Sulong Tarlac City|
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Cityhood||April 18, 1998|
|• Mayor||Gelacio R. Manalang|
|• Total||274.66 km2 (106.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 ( 3,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class ; component city|
The City of Tarlac is a first class city in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. Tarlac provincial capitol building is shown on the back of the Philippines 500 peso note that features former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. According to the 2010 census, Tarlac City has a population of 318,332 people.
The city has been proclaimed as one of the recently declared Highly-Urbanized cities in the Philippines under the power of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo but the decision was opposed by the provincial government.
The city is situated at the center of the province. To its north is Gerona and Santa Ignacia, west is San Jose, south is Capas and Concepcion and eastern boundaries are Victoria and La Paz. This is also the location of Tarlac River.
Tarlac City is approximately 24 metres (79 ft) above sea level on some parts but reaching even 50 metres (160 ft) on large western portions. Tarlac City was historically a part of what is now Porac, Pampanga. Parts of Tarlac city are claimed to be among the few portions of land in the province which was not created by ancient eruptions from Mount Pinatubo.
- Alvindia Segundo
- Balibago I
- Balibago II
- Cut-cut I
- Cut-cut II
- Dela Paz
- San Carlos
- San Francisco
- San Isidro
- San Jose
- San Jose de Urquico
- San Juan Bautista (formerly Matadero)
- San Juan de Mata
- San Luis
- San Manuel
- San Miguel
- San Nicolas
- San Pablo
- San Pascual
- San Rafael
- San Roque
- San Sebastian
- San Vicente
- Santa Cruz (Alvindia Primero)
- Santa Maria
- Santo Cristo
- Santo Domingo
- Santo Niño
- Sapang Maragul
- Sapang Tagalog
- Sepung Calzada (Panampunan)
- Villa Bacolor
|Population Census of Tarlac City|
According to statistics compiled by the Philippine government, the most dominant religion in the city is Christianity with 73% of the population adhering to the faith. The majority of Christians are Iglesia Ni Cristo(Church of Christ) Roman Catholics with minorities of Protestants. and the remaining 27% is non christian such as muslims etc.
Tarlac City is the usual bus stop for commuters travelling to the Ilocos Region and Cordillera provinces. Bus companies that take a route through the city include Philippine Rabbit, Victory Liner, Five Star, Partas, Baliwag Transit, Farinas Transit, Genesis, Santrans, De Leon Express and GV Florida, etc. Baliwag Transit is just about the only bus company aside from Golden Bee that takes a route through the rest of the Central plains instead of the Ilocos Region and Cordilleras.
The MacArthur Highway goes through the southern to north end of the city, there are a series of roads leading to Zambales and Pangasinan as well as Baguio City.
There are ten main shopping malls in Tarlac City; SM City Tarlac, which is the first SM Supermall in the province of Tarlac, is located on McArthur Highway, Brgy. San Roque, Tarlac City. The mall has a total floor area of 103,340 square meters on a 34,385 square meter land area. SM City Tarlac was opened to the public on April 30, 2010. Other shopping centers in the city are Robinson's Luisita (formerly Plaza Luisita Mall), Luisita Center, EZ Mart (5), Uniwide Tarlac Central Mall, My Metro Town Mall, C&S Shopping Complex, Cindy's Family Plaza, Magic Star Mall (2), and soon to open, Puregold, City Walk Mall, and Palm Plaza Mall.
- AMA Computer Learning Center
- AMA Computer University - Tarlac
- Central Luzon Doctors' Hospital-Educational Institution
- Ecumenical Christian College
- Ednor Colleges
- Fundamental baptist college for asian
- International Systems College
- Osias Colleges
- Our Lady of Peace College Seminary
- Philippine Women's University
- Saint Luke College Foundation
- St. Augustine School of Nursing
- St. Paul College of Tarlac
- STI College - Tarlac
- Tarlac Christian College
- Tarlac State University
- Tarlac Technical Institute College Foundation
- United School of Science and Technology
The Malatarlak Festival, celebrated every January, is the most common festival in the city. In 2011, Mayor Ace Manalang changed the name of the festival to Melting pot Festival. Although it is still remembered by its former name.
- "Province: Tarlac". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
- "An Act Creating Certain, Barrios in the Municipality of Tarlac, Province of Tarlac". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Tarlac City|
- Tarlaquenos Home Page: "The 1st Tarlaquenos Website" Home of the Tarlaquenos World Wide Group
- Tarlac Online Portal System
- Tarlac City Community Website
- Tarlac City Directory
- Tourism in Tarlac
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
|San Jose||La Paz|