Facts & Figures
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.Location
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
Ilocano is spoken by half of the population followed by Pampango spoken by 41%. Everybody understands the Tagalog language.Climate
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.Economy
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.