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City MALOLOS
Official Website http://www.bulacan.gov.ph/malolos
Island Grouping Luzon
Region Region III
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FACTS & FIGURES

Malolos is a 4th class city in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is the capital city of Bulacan. Situated 40 kilometers north of Manila, it is a major suburb outside of Manila. It has a population of 175,291 people in 36,663 households according to the 2000 census.

Malolos was the site of the constitutional convention of 1898, known as the Malolos Convention, that lead to the establishment of the First Philippine Republic, the first republic in Asia.

LOCATION

Malolos City is located at the southern part of the Province of Bulacan, a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Bulacan has three cities: Malolos City (the capital), Meycauayan City and San Jose del Monte City. Bulacan is located immediately north of Metro Manila. Bordering Bulacan are the provinces of Pampanga to the west, Nueva Ecija to the north, Aurora and Quezon to the east, and Rizal to the south. Bulacan also lies on the northern shore of Manila Bay.

LAND AREA

7,418 has.

CLIMATE

November to April is generally dry while wet for the rest of the year. The northeast monsoon (amihan) prevails from October to January bringing in moderated and light rains. From February to April, the east trade winds predominate but the Sierra Madre (Philippines) mountain range to the east disrupts the winds resulting to a dry period. From May to September, the southwest monsoon (habagat) prevails and the period is characterized by numerous storms and typhoon. The hottest month is May having an average temperature of 29.7'°C while the coldest is February with an average temperature of 18.1'°C.

POPULATION

According to the May 2000 census, there are a total of 2,234,088 Bulaquenos, making Bulacan the fourth most populous province in the country. It is also the fifth most densely populated province at 851 people per square kilometer. There are 463,886 households in the province with an average size of 4.81 persons, significantly lower than the national average of 4.99.

LANGUAGE

Tagalog is the predominant language of Bulacan because of its proximity to Manila. Inhabitants also speak Kapampangan, which is the language of neighboring Pampanga.

Currency

Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.

ECONOMY

The major industries are agriculture, fisheries and manufacturing. It is also one of the centers of education in Central Luzon region, it has several universities like the government-funded Bulacan State University, and privately owned Centro Escolar University and University of Regina Carmeli. Malolos also houses the most populous high school in Central Luzon, Marcelo H. del Pilar National High School, with approximately 13,000 students.

Heroes

Bulacan figures prominently in Philippine History. Many national heroes and political figures were born in Bulacan. The province was also one of the first to revolt against Spain. Bulacan is most noted for being the capital of the first Philippine Republic in the now city of Malolos as well as its Malolos Constitution. Malolos was the site of the constitutional convention of 1898, known as the Malolos Convention, that lead to the establishment of the First Philippine Republic, the first republic in Asia.

The famous heroes from Bulacan are:

Gregorio Del Pilar Marcelo H. Del Pilar Francisci "Baltazar"Balagtas

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