The province of Aurora is located in the eastern part of Central Luzon. It is bounded on the north by
Isabela and Quirino provinces, on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the south by Quezon Province, and on the west by
Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya. Except the small plain around the capital town of Baler, Terrain is mostly mountainous.
Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year. It is accessible by land through Nueva Ecija.
Aurora Provincial Capitol
Noted Personalities from Aurora
- Manuel L. Quezon - President
- Edgardo Angara - Senate President, UP President
- Athena Imperial - Miss Philippines Earth 2011
Economic Profile, Products and Industries
Poverty incidence among the population stood at 36.8% in 2006, a little above the national average at 32.9%
and is the second highest in Region 3. Farming and fishing are the main economic activity.
Agricultural production in 2007 is as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Aurora in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
The province has cottage industries but no large manufacturing plants. Still a frontier province, tourism is fast becoming a major income earner. It has pristine beaches,
and near perfect surfing sites. As of 2007, there were 11 banks operating in the province with total deposits of 850 million pesos.
The province offers opportunities in producing and processing of high value commercial crops such as
cacao and coffee, pineapple, mushroom, and jatropha. Bamboo platation is highly recommended. Manufacturing furniture
and other artifacts from wood, rattan, and nito is also good proposal. The establishment of an industrial zone and a seaport
would be a great endeavour as it would open up an eastern gateway for the many industries of Central Luzon.
See List of municipalities and legislative district of Aurora
Places of Interest / Tourist spots in Aurora Province
- Aurora National Park
- Sabang and Cemento Surfing Sites
- Dicasalarin Cove
- Cunayan Falls
Capitol photo credit to panoramio.com
- Aurora State College of Technology
- Mount Carmel College-Baler
- Mount Carmel College of Casiguran
- Aurora State College of Technology-Bazal
- Wesleyan University-Philippines-Aurora
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