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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

Capitol to construct P20-M building for PSAU

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Governor Lilia G. Pineda announced that the provincial government is set to construct two-storey building worth...

Guv eyes bigger jails in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – With the problem of jail congestion arising, Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda stressed that the province needs bigger jails...

PNP prepares for ASEAN Summit in November

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPO) and the Provincial Government of Pampanga are already preparing for the...

1,900 college students hired for SPES

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO- More than 1,900 undergraduates joined yesterday the orientation for the first batch of this year’s Special Program for...

DepEd’s “Brigada Eskwela” kicks-off in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO- The Department of Education (DepEd) School Division of Pampanga kicked – off on Monday the weeklong “Brigada Eskwela@ to...

Scavengers, vendors get nego-karts, pushcarts worth P900K

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – At least 50 scavengers and 10 ambulant vendors received pushcarts and nego-karts worth P900,000 from the Pampanga...

BFAR opens monitoring station in Lubao

LUBAO - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-3 (BFAR-3) inaugurated yesterday the new Monitoring Central Station (MCS) in Barangay Sta....

BFAR awards P3M to Lubao for fish center construction

LUBAO – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-3 (BFAR-3) awarded P3-million to Municipality of Lubao for the construction of a...

Fisherfolk gets P7.8-M worth of motor boats from BFAR

LUBAO – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-3 (BFAR-3) in coordination with the Provincial Government of Pampanga distributed 135...

1, 314 drug reformists graduated in Pampanga

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO --- At least 1, 314 drug surrenderers have graduated recently under the “Dalan Ning Pamagbayu” (Road to Change) program of...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hotlines

Office of the Governor - 435-2577

Office of the V.G. - 435-3966

PDRRMO - 455-0278 / 435-3211

PHO - 963-1725

PACOC - 435-4511

  • Philippine International Balloon Festival
    March 26-29 - Philippine International Balloon Festival, Lubao Philippine International Balloon Festival
  • Philippine International Hot-Air Balloon Fiesta
    February — Philippine International Hot-Air Balloon Fiesta, Clark Field Philippine International Hot-Air Balloon Fiesta
  • San Pedro Cutud Lenten Rites
    March/April (Good Friday) — San Pedro Cutud Lenten Rites (Mal a Aldo), City of San Fernando San Pedro Cutud Lenten Rites
  • San Guillermo Parish Church
    San Guillermo Parish Church, Bacolor San Guillermo Parish Church
  • Ligligan Parul
    December - Saturday before Christmas Eve — Ligligan Parul (Giant Lantern Festival), City of San Fernando Ligligan Parul
  • Mt. Arayat National Park
    Mt. Arayat National Park (Arayat) Mt. Arayat National Park
  • Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake
    Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake (Pampanga/Tarlac/Zambales) Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake
  • Mount Arayat
    Mount Arayat Mount Arayat
  • Philippine International Balloon Festival
  • Philippine International Hot-Air Balloon Fiesta
  • San Pedro Cutud Lenten Rites
  • San Guillermo Parish Church
  • Ligligan Parul
  • Mt. Arayat National Park
  • Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake
  • Mount Arayat