Region III: Central Luzon Region:

The Central Luzon region, also known as Region III, is located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is composed of seven provinces: Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales. Its Regional Center is located in San Fernando, Pampanga.

The Central Luzon region spans the width of the island with Bataan and Zambales on the west coast; Bulacan on the Manila Bay; and Aurora on the east coast. Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Tarlac are landlocked.

This region is known for its diverse and rich cultural heritage, as well as its significant contributions to the country’s economy. The region is rich in traditions, folklore, and festivals, offering a glimpse into the vibrant local culture. Its culinary scene is also noteworthy, with dishes like sisig and bringhe showcasing the region’s distinct flavors.

One of the prominent features of Central Luzon is its agricultural sector, with vast rice fields and a variety of crops. The region also hosts industrial zones and economic hubs, contributing to its position as a key economic center in the Philippines. Moreover, Central Luzon boasts numerous historical and natural attractions, including Mount Pinatubo, stunning beaches, and heritage sites that attract tourists from around the globe.

Overall, the Central Luzon region is a captivating blend of history, natural beauty, and economic significance, making it a compelling destination for both tourists and investors in the Philippines.

It’s bordered by Pacific Ocean on the east, the West Philippine Sea to the west, the Manila Bay to the south-west, Region I: Ilocos Region to north-west, and Region II: Cagayan Valley Region to the north-east. the NCR to the south-east, and CALABARZON Region also to the south-east.

PSGC # Base:PSGC #Region #Province
or HUC:
Primary Island:Founded:Capitol:Income Class:Pop. (2020):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Ind. Cities:Comp. Cities:Municipalities:Barangays:#
Island Brys:
3377000003AuroraLuzon8/13/1979Baler3rd235,7503,147.321,215.190081510
3308000003BataanLuzon1754Balanga City1st853,3731,372.98530.1101112370
3314000003BulacanLuzon8/15/1578Malolos City1st3,708,8902,796.101,079.5804205690
3349000003Nueva EcijaLuzon4/25/1801Palayan1st2,310,1345,751.332,220.6005278490
3354000003PampangaLuzon12/11/1571San Fernando City1st2,437,7092,002.20773.0512195050
3369000003TarlacLuzon1872Tarlac City1st1,503,4563,053.601,179.0001175110
3371000003ZambalesLuzon1578Iba2nd649,6153,645.831,407.6610132304
3354010003Angeles City, PampangaLuzon1/1/1964N/A1st462,92860.2723.27N/AN/AN/A330
3371070003Olongapo City, ZambalesLuzon6/1/1966N/A1st260,317185.0071.43N/AN/AN/A170
        Pop. (2020):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Ind. Cities:Comp. Cities:Muncipalities:Barangays:#
Island Brys:
        Totals:12,422,17222,014.638,499.892131153,1024
Overview of regional information about Region III: Central Luzon Region.

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Aurora:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 37700000

Aurora is a coastal province, and is composed of:

Municipalities:Barangay:
8151
PSGC #Town
#
Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Location:Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
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IDD:
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District:
3770100018/19/1609Baler (Capitol)MunicipalityCoastal43,78539,56292.5535.7363 (0) 423200134th ClassLone District 
3770200026/13/1609CasiguranMunicipalityCoastal26,56424,313715.43276.2363 (0) 423204243rd ClassLone District 
3770300036/21/1959DilasagMunicipalityCoastal17,10215,835306.25118.2463 (0) 423205113rd ClassLone District 
3770400046/18/1966DinalunganMunicipalityCoastal12,50811,322316.85122.3463 (0) 42320695th ClassLone District 
3770500051962DingalanMunicipalityCoastal27,87825,482304.55117.5963 (0) 423207114th ClassLone District 
3770600061950DipaculaoMunicipalityCoastal33,13129,736361.64139.6363 (0) 423203253rd ClassLone District 
3770700077/21/1949Maria AuroraMunicipalityInland44,95840,734426.19164.5563 (0) 423202402nd ClassLone District 
3770800081962San LuisMunicipalityCoastal29,82427,352623.86240.8763 (0) 423201182nd ClassLone District 
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Area (sq. km.):Area (sq. mi.):Barangays:
Totals:235,750214,3363,1471,215.18151
Overview of provincial information about the province of Aurora.

Bataan:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 30800000

Bataan is a coastal province and is composed of:

Component City (1):Municipalities:Barangay:
Balanga City (Capitol)11237
PSGC #Town
#
Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Location:Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip
Code:
Barangays:Income
Class:
District:
3080100011587AbucayMunicipalityCoastal42,98439,88079.7230.7863 (0) 472114251st ClassII
3080200021866BagacMunicipalityCoastal31,36526,936231.2089.2763 (0) 47210793rd Class
3080300031712Balanga City (Capitol)Component CityCoastal104,17396,061111.6343.1063 (0) 472100143rd ClassII
3080400041865DinalupihanMunicipalityInland118,209106,37192.5235.7263 (0) 472110461st ClassI
3080500051852HermosaMunicipalityInland77,44365,862157.0060.6263 (0) 472111231st ClassI
30806000610/4/1917LimayMunicipalityCoastal78,27268,071103.6040.0063 (0) 472104121st ClassII
3080700071754MarivelesMunicipalityCoastal149,879127,536153.9059.4263 (0) 472105181st ClassII
3080800081607Morong (Moron)MunicipalityCoastal35,39429,901219.2084.6363 (0) 47210853rd ClassI
3080900091891OraniMunicipalityCoastal70,34266,90964.9025.0663 (0) 472108291st ClassI
30810000101680OrionMunicipalityCoastal60,77156,00265.4125.2563 (0) 472112232nd ClassII
30811000114/6/1917PilarMunicipalityCoastal46,23941,82337.6014.5263 (0) 472102193rd ClassII
30812000121699SamalMunicipalityCoastal38,30235,29856.3021.7463 (0) 472101144th ClassI
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Barangays:
Totals:853,373760,6501,372.98530.11237
Overview of provincial information about the province of Bataan.

Bulacan:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 31400000

Bulacan is a coastal province connected to the Manila Bay and is composed of:

Component City (4):Municipalities:Barangay:
Baliwag City28569
Malolos City (Capitol)N/AN/A
Meycauayan CityN/AN/A
San Jose del Monte CityN/AN/A
PSGC #Town #Creation Date:Municipality:Type:Location:Pop.
(2020):
Pop. (2015):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip
Code:
Barangays:Income Class:District:
3140100011683AngatMunicipalityInland65,61759,23774.0029.0063 (0) 443012161st ClassIII
3140200021596Balagtas (Bigaa)MunicipalityInland77,01873,92928.6611.0763 (0) 44301691st ClassII 
3140300035/15/1734Baliwag City (Baliuag)Component CityInland168,470149,95445.0517.3963 (0) 443006271st ClassII 
3140400041582BocaueMunicipalityInland141,412119,67531.8712.3163 (0) 443018191st ClassII 
3140500051572Bulacan (Bulakan)MunicipalityCoastal-Manila Bay81,23276,56572.9028.1563 (0) 443017141st ClassI
3140600064/26/1867BustosMunicipalityInland77,19967,03969.9927.0263 (0) 443007142nd ClassII 
31407000711/14/1571CalumpitMunicipalityInland118,471108,75756.2521.7263 (0) 443003291st ClassI
31424000249/13/1977Dona Remedios TrinidadMunicipalityInland28,65622,663932.96360.2263 (0) 44300981st ClassIII
3140800081641GuiguintoMunicipalityInland113,41599,73027.5010.6263 (0) 443015141st ClassII
3140900094/22/1581HagonoyMunicipalityCoastal-Manila Bay133,448129,807103.1039.8163 (0) 443002261st ClassI
314100001011/14/1571Malolos City (Capitol)Component CityCoastal-Manila Bay261,189252,07467.2525.9763 (0) 443000511st ClassI
31411000111796MarilaoMunicipalityInland254,453221,96533.7413.0363 (0) 443019161st ClassIV
314120001210/4/1578Meycauayan CityComponent CityInland225,673209,08332.1012.3963 (0) 443020261st ClassIV
31413000131860NorzagarayMunicipalityInland136,064111,348309.77119.6063 (0) 443013131st ClassIII
31414000141753ObandoMunicipalityCoastal-Manila Bay59,97859,19752.1020.1263 (0) 443021112nd ClassIV
31415000154/17/1946PandiMunicipalityInland155,11589,07531.2012.0563 (0) 443014222nd ClassII 
31416000161619PaobongMunicipalityCoastal-Manila Bay55,69653,29446.3417.8963 (0) 443001143rd ClassI
31417000171602PlaridelMunicipalityInland114,432107,80532.4412.5363 (0) 443004191st ClassII 
31418000181/20/1796PulilanMunicipalityInland108,83697,32339.8915.4063 (0) 443005191st ClassI
31419000191885San IldefonsoMunicipalityInland115,713104,471128.7149.7063 (0) 443010361st ClassIII
31420000203/2/1752San Jose del Monte CityComponent CityInland651,813574,089105.5340.7563 (0) 443023/3024591st ClassLone of San Jose
31421000219/29/1725San MiguelMunicipalityInland172,073153,882231.4089.3463 (0) 443011491st ClassIII
31422000221758San RafaelMunicipalityInland103,09794,655152.4358.8563 (0) 443008341st ClassIII
31423000231647Santa MariaMunicipalityInland289,820256,45490.9235.1063 (0) 443022241st ClassIV
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Barangays:
3,708,8903,292,0712,796.101,080.03569
Overview of provincial information about the province of Bulacan.

Nueva Ecija:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 34900000

Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province and is composed of:

Component City (5):Municipalities:Barangay (of which are Island Barangays):
Cabanatuan City27855
Gapan CityN/AN/A
Science City of MunozN/AN/A
Palayan City (Capitol)N/AN/A
San Jose CityN/AN/A
PSGC #Town
#
Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Location:Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
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IDD:
Area Code:
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Code:
Barangays:Income
Class:
District:
349010001 AliagaMunicipalityLandlocked70,36363,54390.0434.7663 (0) 443111262nd ClassI
3490200021760BongabonMunicipalityLandlocked66,83964,173286.95110.7963 (0) 443128282nd ClassIII
3490300031750Cabanatuan CityComponent CityLandlocked327,325302,231192.2974.2463 (0) 443100891st ClassIII
3490400041765CabiaoMunicipalityLandlocked85,86279,007111.8343.1863 (0) 443107231st ClassIV
349050005 CarranglanMunicipalityLandlocked42,42041,131705.31272.3263 (0) 443123172nd ClassII
3490600061859CuyapoMunicipalityLandlocked68,06665,039215.7383.2963 (0) 443117521st ClassI
3490700076/15/1955Gabaldon (Bitulok & Sabani)MunicipalityLandlocked38,95835,383242.8893.7863 (0) 443131164th ClassIII
3490800081732Gapan CityComponent CityLandlocked122,968110,303164.4463.4963 (0) 443105254th ClassIV
3490900091957General Mamerto NativadadMunicipalityLandlocked44,31141,656118.0045.5663 (0) 443125204th ClassIII
34910000101921General Tinio (Papaya)MunicipalityLandlocked55,92547,865533.08205.8263 (0) 443104131st ClassIV
34911000111897GuimbaMunicipalityLandlocked127,653118,655245.2994.7163 (0) 443115641st ClassI
34912000126/18/1865JaenMunicipalityLandlocked79,18973,18485.4633.0063 (0) 443109271st ClassIV
34913000131/1/1917LaurMunicipalityLandlocked38,26335,656295.88114.2463 (0) 443129173rd ClassIII
34914000143/28/1894LicabMunicipalityLandlocked29,26928,25467.3726.0163 (0) 443112114th ClassI
34915000155/11/1955LlaneraMunicipalityLandlocked42,28139,701114.4444.1963 (0) 443126224th ClassII
34916000161913LupaoMunicipalityLandlocked45,91743,788121.3346.8563 (0) 443122244th ClassII
34917000171913Munoz; Science City of Component CityLandlocked84,30881,483163.0562.9563 (0) 443119/3120375th ClassII 
34918000181880NampicuanMunicipalityLandlocked14,47114,95452.6020.3163 (0) 443116215th ClassI
34919000196/19/1965Palayan City (Capitol)Component CityLandlocked45,38341,041101.4039.1563 (0) 443132195th ClassIII
34920000201701PantabanganMunicipalityLandlocked31,76329,925392.56151.5763 (0) 443124141st ClassII
3492100021 Pe├▒arandaMunicipalityLandlocked32,26929,88295.0036.6863 (0) 443103104th ClassIV
3492200022 QuezonMunicipalityLandlocked41,84540,59268.5326.4663 (0) 443113164th ClassI
34923000231913RizalMunicipalityLandlocked70,19664,087120.5546.5463 (0) 443127273rd ClassII
3492400024 San AntonioMunicipalityLandlocked83,06077,836153.5659.2963 (0) 443108181st ClassIV
3492500025 San IsidroMunicipalityLandlocked54,37251,61256.4921.8163 (0) 44310692nd ClassIV
34926000263/19/1894San Jose City (Cabaritan)Component CityLandlocked150,917139,738185.9971.8163 (0) 443121382nd ClassII 
3492700027 San LeonardoMunicipalityLandlocked68,53665,299151.9058.6563 (0) 443102151st ClassIV
34928000288/1/1878Santa RosaMunicipalityLandlocked75,64969,467147.1556.8163 (0) 443101331st ClassIII
3492900029 Santo DomingoMunicipalityLandlocked61,09257,94374.8828.9163 (0) 443133243rd ClassI
34930000301872TalaveraMunicipalityLandlocked132,338124,829140.9254.4163 (0) 443114531st ClassI
3493100031 TalugtugMunicipalityLandlocked25,23623,81793.9536.2763 (0) 443118284th ClassI
34932000321878ZaragozaMunicipalityLandlocked53,09049,38772.0227.8163 (0) 443110193rd ClassI
 Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Barangays:
Totals:2,310,1342,151,4615,660.872,185.66855
Overview of provincial information about the province of Nueva Ecija.


Pampanga:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 35400000

Pampanga is a coastal province connected to the Manila Bay.

It is the home of the independent city of Angeles City the former home of Clark Air Force Base (Now called Clark Airport).

It is composed of:

Independent City (1):Component City (2):Municipalities:Barangay:
Angeles CityMabalacat City18540
N/A San Fernando City (Capitol)N/AN/A
PSGC #Town
#
Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Location:Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip
Code:
Barangays:Income
Class:
District:
3540100011796Angeles CityIndependent CityLandlocked462,928411,63460.2723.2763 (0) 452009331st ClassI
354020002 ApalitMunicipalityLandlocked117,160107,96561.4723.7363 (0) 452016121st ClassIV
354030003 ArayatMunicipalityLandlocked144,875133,492134.4851.9263 (0) 452012301st ClassIII
3540400041574BacolorMunicipalityLandlocked48,06639,46071.7027.6863 (0) 452001213rd ClassIII
354050005 CandabaMunicipalityLandlocked119,497111,586176.4068.1163 (0) 452013331st ClassIV
3540600064/30/1867FloridablancaMunicipalityLandlocked135,542125,163175.4867.7563 (0) 452006331st ClassII 
3540700071561GuaguaMunicipalityLandlocked128,893117,43048.6718.7963 (0) 452003311st ClassII
354080008 LubaoMunicipalityLandlocked173,502160,838155.7760.1463 (0) 452005441st ClassII
3540900091712Mabalacat CityComponent CityLandlocked293,244250,79983.1832.1263 (0) 452010271st ClassI
3541000010 MacabebeMunicipalityLandlocked78,15175,850105.1640.6063 (0) 452018251st ClassIV
35411000114/30/1605MagalangMunicipalityLandlocked124,188113,14797.3237.5863 (0) 452011271st ClassI
35412000121907MasantolMunicipalityLandlocked57,99057,06348.2518.6363 (0) 452017262nd ClassIV
35413000134/24/1581MexicoMunicipalityLandlocked173,403154,624117.4145.3363 (0) 452021431st ClassIII
35414000148/27/1614MinalinMunicipalityLandlocked48,38047,71348.2718.6463 (0) 452019154th ClassIV
354150001510/31/1594PoracMunicipalityLandlocked140,751124,381314.00121.2463 (0) 452008291st ClassII
35416000168/16/1754San Fernando City (Capitol)Component CityLandlocked354,666306,65967.7426.1563 (0) 452000361st ClassIII
35417000171761San LuisMunicipalityLandlocked58,55154,10656.8321.9463 (0) 452014173rd ClassIV
354180001811/15/1771San SimonMunicipalityLandlocked59,18253,19857.3722.1563 (0) 452015143rd ClassIV
3541900019 Santa AnaMunicipalityLandlocked61,53755,17839.8415.3863 (0) 452022143rd ClassIII
3542000020 Santa RitaMunicipalityLandlocked48,20940,97929.7611.4963 (0) 452002104th ClassII
35421000219/15/1792Santo TomasMunicipalityLandlocked42,84640,47521.308.2263 (0) 45202084th ClassIV
3542200022 SasmuanMunicipalityLandlocked29,07628,00491.8035.4463 (0) 452004124th ClassII
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Barangays:
Totals:2,900,6372,609,7442,062.47796.30540
Overview of provincial information about the province of Pampanga.

Tarlac:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 36900000

Tarlac is a landlocked province and is composed of:

Component City (1):Municipalities:Barangay:
Tarlac City (Capitol)18511
PSGC #Town #Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Location:Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip Code:Barangays:Income
Class:
District:
3690100011870AnaoMunicipalityLandlocked12,20811,52823.879.2263 (0) 452310181st ClassI
3690200026/6/1710BambanMunicipalityLandlocked78,26069,466251.9897.2963 (0) 452317152nd ClassIII
3690300031838CamilingMunicipalityLandlocked87,31983,248140.5354.2663 (0) 452306611st ClassII
3690400049/10/1710CapasMunicipalityLandlocked156,056140,202376.39145.3263 (0) 452315201st ClassIII
3690500051863ConcepcionMunicipalityLandlocked169,953154,188242.9993.8263 (0) 452316451st ClassIII
369060006 GeronaMunicipalityLandlocked94,48587,531128.8949.7663 (0) 452302441st ClassII
3690700071/24/1892La PazMunicipalityLandlocked68,95264,017114.3344.1463 (0) 452314212nd ClassIII
3690800081917MayantocMunicipalityLandlocked32,59732,232311.42120.2463 (0) 452304243rd ClassI
3690900091887MoncadaMunicipalityLandlocked62,81957,78785.7533.1163 (0) 452308371st ClassI
36910000101712PaniquiMunicipalityLandlocked103,00392,606105.1640.6063 (0) 452307351st ClassI
3691100011 PuraMunicipalityLandlocked25,78123,71231.0111.9763 (0) 452312164th ClassI
36912000121/1/1921Ramos (Bani)MunicipalityLandlocked22,87921,35024.409.4263 (0) 45231195th ClassI
3691300013 San ClementeMunicipalityLandlocked13,18112,65749.7319.2063 (0) 452305125th ClassI
36914000181990San JoseMunicipalityLandlocked41,18236,253592.81228.8963 (0) 452318133rd ClassII
36915000142/25/1909San ManuelMunicipalityLandlocked28,38725,50442.1016.2563 (0) 452309154th ClassI
3691600015 Santa IgnaciaMunicipalityLandlocked51,62647,538146.0756.4063 (0) 452303242nd ClassI
36917000161788Tarlac City (Capitol)Component CityLandlocked385,398342,493274.66106.0563 (0) 452300761st ClassII
36918000173/28/1855VictoriaMunicipalityLandlocked69,37063,715111.5143.0563 (0) 452313262nd ClassII
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Barangays:
Totals:1,503,4561,366,0273,053.601,178.99511
Overview of provincial information about the province of Tarlac.

Zambales:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 37100000

Zambales is a coastal province and is composed of:

Independent City (1):Municipalities:Barangay (of which are Island Barangays):
Olongapo City13248 (4)
PSGC #Town
#
Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Location:Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip
Code:
Barangays:Island Bry:Income
Class:
District:
3710100011572BotolanMunicipalityInland66,73957,707735.28283.8963 (0) 4722023101st ClassII
3710200021908CabanganMunicipalityCoastal28,11825,163175.2967.6863 (0) 4722032204th ClassII
3710300031870CandelariaMunicipalityCoastal30,26327,174333.59128.8063 (0) 4722121603rd ClassII
3710400041743CastillejosMunicipalityInland67,88964,84192.9935.9063 (0) 4722081401st ClassI
3710500051611Iba (Capitol)MunicipalityCoastal55,58150,506153.3859.2263 (0) 4722011401st ClassII
3710600061910MasinlocMunicipalityCoastal + Island54,52947,719331.50127.9963 (0) 4722111311st ClassII
37108000811/4/1750Olongapo CityIndependent CityCoastal260,317233,040185.0071.4363 (0) 4722001701st ClassI
3710700071870PalauigMunicipalityCoastal + Island39,78434,947310.00119.6963 (0) 4722101913rd ClassII
3710900091849San AntonioMunicipalityCoastal37,45034,661188.1272.6363 (0) 4722061402nd ClassII
37110000101795San FelipeMunicipalityCoastal25,03323,183111.6043.0963 (0) 4722041104th ClassII
37111000111843San MarcelinoMunicipalityInland37,71933,665416.86160.9563 (0) 4722071801st ClassI
37112000122/12/1846San NarcisoMunicipalityCoastal30,75928,36071.6027.6463 (0) 4722051704th ClassI
37113000131612Santa CruzMunicipalityCoastal + Islands63,83958,151438.46169.2963 (0) 4722132621st ClassII
37114000141572SubicMunicipalityCoastal111,912104,771287.16110.8763 (0) 4722091601st ClassII
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Area (sq. km.):Area (sq. mi.):Barangays:Island Bry:
Totals:909,932823,8883,830.831,479.072484
Overview of provincial information about the province of Zambales.
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