(Region 3) - Central Luzon

The region p roduces most of the country's rice supply, earning itself the nickname "Rice Granary of the Philippines"


Central Luzon

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Central Luzon (Region 3)

Central Luzon (Filipino: Gitnáng Luzon, also known as Region III), is an administrative division or region of the Republic of the Philippines, primarily serve to organize the 7 provinces of the vast central plain of the island of Luzon (the largest island), for administrative convenience. The region contains the largest plain in the country and produces most of the country's rice supply, earning itself the nickname "Rice Granary of the Philippines". Its provinces are: Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales.

Overview

Central Luzon Region is located north of Manila, the nation's capital. Bordering it are the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley to the north; National Capital Region, CALABARZON and the waters of Manila Bay to the south; South China Sea to the west; and the Philippine Sea to the east.

There are fourteen cities which include: Balanga in Bataan; Malolos, Meycauayan and San Jose del Monte in Bulacan; Cabanatuan, Gapan, Muñoz, Palayan and San Jose in Nueva Ecija; Angeles, Mabalacat and San Fernando in Pampanga; Tarlac in Tarlac; and Olongapo (Subic) in Zambales. Central Luzon produces the most rice in the whole country. Excess rice is delivered and imported to other provinces of the Philippines.[4]

The City of San Fernando, in Pampanga, is the regional center.

Aurora was transferred from Region IV by Executive Order No. 103.

Regional center San Fernando, Pampanga
Area • Total 21,543 km2 (8,318 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1] • Total 10,137,737
• Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ISO 3166 code PH-03
Provinces 7
Cities 14
Municipalities 116
Barangays 3,102
Cong. districts 20
Languages Tagalog, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Ilocano, Sambal, English, others


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Central Philippine Cuisine

Bicol is noted for its gastronomic appetite for the fiery or chili-hot dishes. Perhaps the most well-known Bicolano dish is the very spicy Bicol express. The region is also the well-known home of natong also known as laing or pinangat (a pork or fish stew in taro leaves).

More details at Central Philippine Cuisine

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