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Tarlac City is a 2nd class component city in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. It is the capital city of Tarlac.According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 262,481 people in 51,703 households. It is proclaimed as the youngest Highly-Urbanized city in the Philippines created under the administration of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.


Tarlac City is located in the second district of Tarlac, a province in Central Luzon or Region III, Philippines.

Land Area

425.50 km²

Number of Barangays


Language/ Dialect

Ilocano is spoken by half of the population followed by Pampango spoken by 41%. Everybody understands the Tagalog language.


Like the rest of Central Luzon, the province has two distinct seasons: dry from November to April and wet for the rest of the year.


Principal crops are rice and sugarcane. Other major crops are corn and coconut; vegetables such as eggplant, garlic, and onion; and fruit trees like mango, banana, and calamansi.

Because the province is landlocked, its fish production is limited to several fishponds. On the boundary with Zambales in the west, forestlands provide timber for the logging industry. Mineral reserves such as manganese and iron can also be found along the western section.

Tarlac has its own rice and corn mills as well as sawmills and logging outfits. It has three sugar centrals. Other firms service agricultural needs such as fertilizer. Among its cottage industries, ceramics making has become important because of the abundant supply of clay.

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Date  Title  Action
24 Nov 2007  Important Numbers to Remember  View
24 Nov 2007  Hotels & Accommodations  View
24 Nov 2007  Brief History of Tarlac  View
21 Aug 2007  Tourist Attractions  View
21 Aug 2007  Special Areas of Interest  View
21 Aug 2007  Museums  View
31 Aug 2010  Major Fruit Crop: Calamansi  View
05 Aug 2010  Sheep raising has potential  View
23 Feb 2008  BPO firm opens training academy in Tarlac City  View
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