Iba Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Iba is a 2nd class coastal municipality and the capital of Zambales Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines.

Municipal Hall of Iba in Zambales
Municipal Hall of Iba in Zambales (Credit: ibazambales.gov.ph)

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
Government Officials
Congressman –> Cheryl D. Montalla
Mayor –> Jun Rundy Ebdane
Vice Mayor –> Irenea Maniquiz-BiƱan

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
Provincial Capitol
Cathedral of Saint Augustine

Festivals in

Dinamulag Festival “Zambales Mango Festival”

Map of Iba Municipality in Zambales Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Jun Rundy Ebdane, Governor Hermogenes Ebdane

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