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Floridablanca
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Map of Pampanga showing the location of Floridablanca
Map of Pampanga showing the location of Floridablanca
Floridablanca is located in Philippines
Floridablanca
Floridablanca
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°56′N 120°30′E / 14.933°N 120.500°E / 14.933; 120.500Coordinates: 14°56′N 120°30′E / 14.933°N 120.500°E / 14.933; 120.500
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Pampanga
District 2nd District
Founded April 30, 1867
Barangays 33
Government[1]
 • Mayor Eduardo D. Guerrero
Area[2]
 • Total 175.48 km2 (67.75 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 110,846
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2006
Dialing code 45
Income class 1st class
Website efloridablanca.com

Floridablanca is a first class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, Floridablanca has a population of 110,846, with an area of 17,548 hectares (43,360 acres),[2] the third largest geographically in the province, after Porac and Candaba.

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 approximately 23 kilometers from the city of San Fernando and 90 kilometres (56 mi) from Manila. The town is at an elevation of 12 feet (4 m) above sea level.

History[edit]

In the 1920s, the Pampanga Sugar Mill (PASUMIL) was set up at Del Carmen and became a major sugar manufacturer in the Philippines.

During World War II, the founding establishment of the local military general headquarters and camp bases of the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines was found active on 1942 to 1946 and the 2nd Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was active again on 1944 to 1946 and they military stationed in Floridablanca, Pampanga.

In 1947, the Philippine Air Force established its major fighter base in an American military airfield there. They named it Basa Air Base.

Barangays[edit]

Floridablanca is politically subdivided into 33 barangays:

  • Anon
  • Apalit
  • Basa Air Base
  • Benedicto
  • Bodega
  • Cabangcalan
  • Calabasa
  • Calantas
  • Carmencita
  • Consuelo
  • Dampe
  • Del Carmen
  • Fortuna
  • Gutad
  • Mabical
  • Malabo
  • Maligaya
  • Nabuclod
  • Pabanlag
  • Paguiruan
  • Palmayo
  • Pandaguirig
  • Poblacion
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pedro
  • San Ramon
  • San Roque
  • Santa Monica
  • Solib
  • Valdez
  • Mawacat

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Floridablanca
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 66,146 —    
1995 76,683 +2.81%
2000 85,394 +2.33%
2007 103,388 +2.67%
2010 110,846 +2.57%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Local government[edit]

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 leaders[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

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.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Pampanga". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Province of Pampanga". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/province.asp?provcode=035400000&regCode=03&regName=REGION+III+%28Central+Luzon%29

External links[edit]


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Sun.Star
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 04:17:59 -0800

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:38:59 -0800

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:41:54 -0800

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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:18:06 -0700

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:33:45 -0700

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