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PHYSICAL PROFILE

 

1.Topography

The province of Pampanga is a part of the great plain extending from Manila Bay north of the gulf of Lingayen, Pangasinan. Most of this area is only a few meters above sea level. Mt. Arayat, with a height of 3,200 ft. and the elevated strip along the western boundary of the Zambales Mountain rise to a height of nearly 1,900 meters constitute the only highland. The general slope is south and southeast towards Manila Bay and Rio Grande. In the northwestern part of the province, however, the land slope is going downward towards Mt. Arayat. Not far from the base is the Pampanga River which channels floodwaters into the wide Candaba Swamp, then to tributaries, rivulets, creeks and finally to Manila Bay.

2. Land Classification

Pampanga is chiefly an agricultural province endowed with natural resources. It has always been chosen as model area because of its vast and fertile land devoted to rice production and other high value commercial crops. Of the total land area of 218,068 hectares, 138,707 hectares or 63.61 % is devoted to agricultural production.
The total land area of Pampanga is classified as follows:

A. Alienable and Disposal Land

- Agriculture - 138,707
- Built-up areas - 33,909
Subtotal 172,616 has.

B. Forest Land

- Forest Reserves - 12,484
- Established Timberland - 6,929
- National Parks- 3,709
- Military & Naval Reservations- 7,452
- Fishpond - 14,878
Subtotal 45,452 has
Total - 218,068 hectares

3. Climate

Pampanga has two pronounced seasons of types C and D based on the PAGASA classification. The dry season starts from November to April and wet from May to October. Only cyclonic or summer rainfall prevail the northeast monsoon rains being hardly noticeable, hence the long dry season. July, August and September are the months of high precipitation while March, April and May are the dry and hot months. The heaviest rains come during the month of July and sometimes last up to October. The heavy rainfalls bring about disastrous floods in some areas like San Luis, San Simon, Lubao, Bacolor, Guagua, Sto. Tomas, Minalin and Apalit.

                

News

PESO, ABS-CBN to hold job fair on June 23

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Pampanga Public Employment and Service Office (PESO) in partnership with ABS-CBN Corporation are set to hold a job fair...

DOH Surgical Caravan kicks off in Lubao

LUBAO – The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday launched their Surgical Caravan themed “ToDOH Alaga, May TSekap na, May Operasyon Pa!” at...

3, 405 student scholars of Capitol receive summer job pays

City of San Fernando --- At least 3, 405 scholars under the provincial government’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) finally got...

Pampanga addresses local tourism problems during summit

CLARK FREEPORT – Officials of the provincial government and stakeholders gathered recently in a summit to address local tourism problems and...

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Gov pays respect to slain Cabalen soldier

FORT BONIFACIO, TAGUIG – Pampanga Gov. Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda on Monday paid last respect to a Kapampangan member of the Philippine Marines...

Army eyes formal declaration of insurgency-free Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The 7th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army (7ID-PA) is eyeing the formal declaration of Pampanga as insurgency...

Capitol removes billiard tables from provincial jail

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Pampanga Provincial Administrator Attorney Andres S. Pangilinan, Jr. on Tuesday conducted a surprise inspection inside...

DSWD-3 allots P108M for medicine assistance program

LUBAO, Pampanga – The Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 3 (DSWD 3) has allotted P108 million for its medicine assistance...

Capitol gives P4.9 M to 661 day care workers

City of San Fernando--- Vice Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda together with the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan distributed on Friday...
Friday, June 23, 2017

Hotlines

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