Muñoz is officially called the Science City of Muñoz. It is a component city of the province of Nueva Ecija.
Profile of Muñoz City (Geography)
Location –> Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon, Philippines (See map below)
*Distance from Manila –> 123 Kilometers
Neighboring Towns –> Talugtog, San Jose City, Llanera, Talavera, Sto. Domingo, and Guimba
Area –> 163.05 km2 (62.95 sq mi)
Population –> 81,483 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 37
Terrain –> Flat
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Mango, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinense, Tagalog, English
Revenue (2016) –> 426,116,290.51
Muñoz was originally a village called Papaya which was part of Guimba municipality. Its name was changed to Muñoz in 1886 to honor of Don Francisco Muñoz, then the provincial head. On January 10, 1913, it was created as a separate town.
On December 9, 2000, Republic Act 8977 was ratified transforming the town into its present status as Science City.
Economy, Business and Investment
Although agriculture is the predominant economic activity in the city, the Science City of Muñoz is known as an education and research hub. It the home of Central Luzon State University and many research institutes such as
- Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
- Maligaya Rice Research and Training center
- Philippine Carabao Center
- Bureau of Postharvest Research and Extension
- Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Research – National Freshwater Fishery Technology Center
Other sources of income are rice milling, production of processed food, dairying and bamboo craft making.
San Sebastian Martyr Parish Church
Sacred Heart of Jesus Shrine
Map of Muñoz City