Nueva Ecija History, Geography, Economy

Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province in Central Luzon, Philippines.

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 with high mountains in the north and east
Industries –> Agriculture, Light Manufacturing
Major Product –> Rice, Footwear
People/Language –> Ilocano, Kapampangan, Tagalog

Government Officials
Governor –> Aurelio Umali
Predecessor –> Czarina Umali
Vice Governor –> Doc Anthony Umali
Predecessor –> Jose Gay Padiernos
Representative (1st District) –> Estrellita B. Suansing
Representative (2nd District) –> Micaela S. Violago
Representative (3rd District) –> Rosanna V. Vergara
Representative (4th District) –> Maricel Natividad-NagaƱo
Predecessor –> Magnolia Rosa C. Antonino-Nadres

Provincial Board Members 2019-2022 (Sangguniang Panlalawigan)
Rafael Andrew Villanueva District 1
Eric Daniel Salazar
Roseller De Guzman
Esmeraldo Abalos – District 2
Joseph Ortiz
Jo-Mario Angelo Matias – District 3
Eduardo Jose Joson VII
Emary Joy Pascual – District 4
Napoleon Interior Jr.
Teresita Patiag
Belinda Palilio – (Ex-Officio Member) President, Councilor’s league
Ariel Matias – (Ex-Officio Member) President, Liga Ng Mga Barangay
Mary sweet Liberty Cruz – President, SK Federation

Cities –> Cabanatuan, Gapan, Munoz, 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, Talugtug, 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 eight 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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Go here to read the history of Nueva Ecija in Tagalog.

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 rice mills and other family-owned enterprises producing footwear, processed foods, hollow blocks, 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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