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Tarlac Region III

Tarlac is a landlocked province located in the Central Luzon region in the Philippies. It is bounded on the north by the province of Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija on the east, Zambales on the west and Pampanga in the south. The province is subdivided into 17 municipalities and one city, Tarlac City which is the provincial capital. It also comprises three congressional districts.

The province is situated in the heartland of Luzonin what is known as the Central Plain which comprises the provinces of Region III. Tarlac covers a total land area of 305,345 hectares. It is approximately 125 kilometers northeast of Metro Manila.

Early in history, what came to be known as Tarlac today was once a thickly forested area, peopled by roving tribes of nomadic Aetas who are said to be the aboriginal settlers of the Philippines, and for a lengthy period, it was the remaining hinterland of the Central Plain of Luzon. Tarlac is the most multi-cultural of the provinces in the region for having a mixture of four distinct groups, the pampangos, Ilocanos, Pangasinense and Tagalogs. It is also known for its fine food and vast sugar and rice plantations

Vice Governor CARLITO S. DAVID
No. of Cities 1
No. of Municipalities 17
No. of Barangays 511
Telephone (045) 982-7841/ 982-7842/ 982-1972/ 982-0318
Fax (045) 982-2574
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