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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. 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.
|Municipality of Floridablanca|
Map of Pampanga with Floridablanca highlighted
|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Founded||April 30, 1867|
|Barangays||33 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Darwin R. Manalansan|
|• Vice Mayor||Michael L. Galang|
|• Congressman||Juan Miguel M. Arroyo|
|• Electorate||67,534 voters (2019)|
|• Total||175.48 km2 (67.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|• Income class||1st municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||13.13% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||235,844,342.30 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)45|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
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.
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.
Floridablanca is politically subdivided into 33 barangays:
- Basa Air Base
- Del Carmen
- San Antonio
- San Isidro
- San Jose
- San Nicolas
- San Pedro
- San Ramon
- San Roque
- Santa Monica
- Santo Rosario
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
In the 2015 census, the population of Floridablanca, Pampanga, was 125,163 people, with a density of 710 inhabitants per square kilometre or 1,800 inhabitants per square mile.
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.
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
Aside from Basa Air Base, the town has cultural treasures and interesting points.
Notable natives and residentsEdit
Basa Air Base Main Gate
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