Nueva Ecija History, Geography, Economy

Nueva Ecija History

Nueva Ecija History
Nueva Ecija Provincial Capitol (credit: Facebook Page)

Profile (Geography)
Location –> Central Luzon, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Pangasinan
Capital –> Palayan City
Area –> 5,751.33 km2 (2,220.60 sq mi)
Population –> 2,151,461 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Lowland but high mountains are found in the north and east
Industries –> Agriculture, Light Manufacturing
Major Product –> Rice, Footwear
People/Language –> Ilocano, Kapampangan, Tagalog
Governor –> Czarina Umali
Vice Governor –> Jose Gay Padiernos
Representative (1st District) –> Estrellita B. Suansing
Representative (2nd District) –> Micaela S. Violago
Representative (3rd District) –> Rosanna V. Vergara
Representative (4th District) –> Magnolia Rosa C. Antonino-Nadres

Cities –> Cabanatuan, Munoz, Gapan, Palayan, San Jose
Municipalities (Towns) –>(27) Aliaga, Bongabon, Cabiao, Carranglan, Cuyapo, Gabaldon, General Natividad, General Tinio, Guimba,Jaen, Laur, Licab, Llanera, Lupao, Nampicuan, Pantabangan, Penaranda, Quezon, Rizal, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Santa Rosa, Santo Domingo, Talavera, Talugtog, Zaragoza

Nueva Ecija History

The province was founded on April 25, 1801. Its name was derived from the city of Ecija, Spain. The province was one of the eigth provinces represented in Philippine flag because it was one of the earliest provinces to join in the 1896 revolution against Spain.

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Economy of Nueva Ecija

The economy of Nueva Ecija is agriculture-based. It is the top producer of rice and milk in the Philippines. It is also a major producer of poultry and egg, cucumber, and mushroom.

Pantabangan Dam which was inaugurated in 1974 is the main source of irrigation and electricity in the province.

Manufacturing in the province is undeveloped. It consists mostly of small scale family-owned enterprises producing footwear, processed foods, and handicrafts.

Tourism is being promoted by the government and the number of visitors is expected to increase in the future.

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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region

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