Surrounded by fertile ricefields, Cabanatuan City is located in the heart of Central Luzon
within Nueva Ecija Province. It is bounded on the north by the municipality of Talavera,
on the east by Palayan City, on the south by Sta. Rosa, and on the west by Aliaga town. Main access
road to this city is Maharlika Highway. The city is located 115.8 kilometers north of Manila.
It has a total land area of 282.8 square kilometers. Terrain is defined by a broad plain. The city is used
to be the provincial capital before it was transferred to Palayan City in 1965.
Cabanatuan City Hall
In terms of population, Cabanatuan City is the largest among the 5 cities of Nueva Ecija and the fifth largest
among the 13 cities of Central Luzon. The city is composed of 89 barangays. Some of them are still considered rural. The people
are a mix of Tagalogs, Ilocanos, Pangasinenses, and Kapampangans. The Roman Catholic Church is the dominant religion.
Other religious groups found in the city include Iglesia Ni Cristo, Aglipayan, Methodist, Jehovah Witnesses, Evangelicals
and other Protestant churches.
Cabanatuan is the chief trading center of the province which is considered the rice granary of Central Luzon
being the largest producer of rice in the country.
Being the largest urban center in Nueva Ecija and one of the largest in Central Luzon, Cabanatuan is an ideal place
to put up a provincial or regional branch. Businesses that can be viable in the city are housing projects, commercial complexes, and
tourist facilities. Agribusiness ventures such as food processing, feeds, fertilizer and farm implement production, can be considered
as winners. The same for the production of consumer products such as household goods and clothing. Due to the presence of several institutions
of higher learning, Cabanatuan can also host call centers and other technology-related ventures such as animation and software development.
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Cabanatuan City
- Camp Pangatian Shrine
- General Luna Statue
- Cabanatuan Catholic Church
Main Catholic Church in Cabanatuan
View of downtown
Bangko Sentral Branch
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