Iba is a 2nd class coastal municipality and the capital of Zambales Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines.
Profile of Iba Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Zambales Province in the western portion of Central Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Palauig (north), San Jose in Tarlac (east), Botolan (south)
Area –> 153.38 km2 (59.22 sq mi)
Population –> 50,506 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 150,175,708.02
Barangays –> 14
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Mango, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Sambal, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Congressman –> Cheryl D. Montalla
Mayor –> Jun Rundy Ebdane
Vice Mayor –> Irenea Maniquiz-Biñan
History of Iba
The town of Iba was founded in 1611.
Economy of Iba
As the capital of the province, Iba is the center of government activities. It is also a major commercial and financial center where malls and banks are located. Still, agriculture plays an important role in the local economy with rice, mango and fish as the major products.
The town of Iba has domestic airport that serves local travel.
Tourist Spots in Iba
Beaches and resorts along the coast
Cathedral of Saint Augustine
Dinamulag Festival “Zambales Mango Festival”
Map of Iba Municipality in Zambales Province