Pantabangan History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Pantabangan is a 1st class landlocked municipality of Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines.

Pantabangan Municipal Hall
Pantabangan Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Pantabangan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Carranglan (north), Alfonso Castaneda in Nueva Ecija (east), Bongabon and Rizal (south), and San Jose City (west)
Area –> 392.56 km2 (151.57 sq mi)
Population –> 29,925 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 160,347,590.07
Barangays –> 14
Terrain –> Mountainous with narrow river valleys
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Micaela S. Violago
Mayor –> Roberto Agdipa
Vice Mayor –> Monaliza Agdipa

History of Pantabangan

Pantabangan formally became a town in 1900 although it was discovered as early as 1645 by Spanish missionaries.

In 1974, the Pantabangan Dam was inaugurated after three years since its groundbreaking ceremony in 1971 and after eight years since the old Philippine Congress passed the Upper Pampanga River Project Act (Republic Act 5499).

Economy of Pantabangan

Pantabangan is an agricultural town where rice, corn and vegetables are the major products. It is the home of one of country’s largest dams, the Pantabangan Dam with its three hydroelectric power plants. Water from the dam irrigates more than 77,000 hectares of farm lands in the province.

Tourist Spots in Pantabangan

Pantabangan Dam

Mount Kaanducian
Saint Andrew Parish Church

Festivals in Pantabangan

Pandawan Festival
Feast of Saint Andrew

Map of Pantabangan Municipality in Nueva Ecija

See also: Profile of Mayor Roberto Agdipa, Governor Aurelio Umali

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