Angeles City is located at the heart of Pampanga Province in
Central Luzon Region. It is situated on the western part of the vast plain of Luzon. It is
bounded on the north by the town of Mabalacat where the Clark Economic Zone is located, on the east by Mexico, on the
south by the city of San Fernando, and on the west by Porac town. The city
is 83 kilometers north of Manila, 60 kilometers east of Subic Bay Freeport Zone,
and 168 kilometers south of Baguio City.
The city covers an area of 60 square kilometers.
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From Manila, Angeles city can be reached by car or by bus via North Luzon Expressway in less than one hour.
From Subic, it is accessible via Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway in 25 minutes and from Baguio City via Maharlika Highway in
less than four hours.
Kapampangans make up the majority of the population. Other cultural groups found in the city are the Ilocanos,
Tagalogs, and Pangasinenses. The city has also a large expatriate community. Roman Catholics outnumber the members of other religions such as the Iglesia Ni Cristo, Protestants,
Aglipayans, and Islam.
Like Olongapo City in Zambales province, the economy of Angeles City is increasingly dependent on the continued transformation of the adjacent Clark
Economic Zone. However, unlike Olongapo City, the economy of Angeles City has an agricultural component. Rice, corn, root crops,
vegetables, livestock, and poultry are produced on its farms. Some small scale industries like food processing and embroidery
are thriving. Trading and tourism are also major sources of income.
Shopping centers include Nepo Mall, San Nicolas Mall, and Pampang Public Market. For golf enthusiasts, there is
the Grand Palazzo Royale Golf and country Club and the Friendship Golf and Driving Range. Balibago district is where the action
is for those night owls.
Angeles City is a fast growing urban center in Central Luzon. With the development of the Diosdado Macapagal International
Airport as a premier international gateway, Angeles City has a bright economic prospect. It is also centrally located in the heart of the
largest agricultural region of the country. Moreover, it is located at the intersection of two expressways. Thus, the city is poised to become a logistics center.
The development of Clark Economic Zone is another plus factor to choose Angeles City as an investment site. Businesses with brighter
prospects include electro-electrical manufacturing, textile and clothing, transportation equipment, household goods, food processing, technology-related
industries, commercial complexes, mass housing, tourism-related businesses, export and import activities, aviation services, and training centers.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Angeles City
- Holy Rosary Cathedral
- Angeles Forest Park
- Diamond Park
- Bayanihan Park
Visit also : City of San Fernando