Floridablanca, Pampanga

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] Floridablanca is a part of the province of the Pampanga located in Central Luzon lying north of Dinalupihan, Bataan and south-southwest of San Fernando, Pampanga.

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
 • Vice MayorMichael L. Galang
 • CongressmanJuan Miguel M. Arroyo
 • Electorate67,534 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total175.48 km2 (67.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total125,163
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence13.13% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)235,844,342.30 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2006
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)45
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesKapampangan
Mag-indi language
Tagalog

HistoryEdit

Floridablanca was founded in 1823 at the site of a monastery. In the 1920s, the Pampanga Sugar Mill was built at Del Carmen in the 1920s. The area was the site of military bases of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the Philippine Constabulary from 1942 to 1946. The Philippine Air Force established established Basa Air Base at a former American military airfield in 1947.[5]

GeographyEdit

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 north of Dinalupihan, Bataan via Dinalupihan-Floridablanca Access Road at the Bataan-Pampanga boundary line.

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

BarangaysEdit

Floridablanca is politically subdivided into 33 barangays:

  • 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
  • Santo Rosario
  • Valdez

DemographicsEdit

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][6][7][8]

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.

EconomyEdit

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 governmentEdit

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 leadersEdit

LandmarksEdit

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

Notable natives and residentsEdit

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Pampanga". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "History of Floridablanca". Municipality of Floridablanca, Province of Pampanga – Abe abe king panyulung. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Province of Pampanga". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved December 17, 2016.

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