Gapan City is 94.5 kilometers north of Manila and 21 kilometers south of Cabanatuan City.
Located in the southern part of Nueva Ecija, the city is the gateway to the province. Its neighboring towns
are San Leonardo and Penaranda in the north, General Tinio in the east, San Miguel, Bulacan in the south
and San Isidro in the west. Its topography is characterized by lowland which is drained principally by the Penaranda River and Malimba River.
Gapan City is politically subdivided into 23 barangays spread in a total land area of 185.6 square kilometers.
It is third largest city in Nueva Ecija in terms of population. Majority of the people are Tagalogs but there are a number
of Kapampangan and Ilocano residents. English is widely used in schools and in government and business offices.
More than 80% of the total land area are either grassland or devoted to agriculture. Main products are rice,
rootcrops, vegetables, livestock and poultry. Fish production is primarily done in fishponds and to a certain extent in the rivers.
Footwear is the chief manufactured product in the city. Other cottage industries produce processed foods and handicrafts.
Aside from the public market, residents and visitors do shopping at the branch of Manila-based Waltermart.
Situated amidst a vast agricultural area, Gapan can be developed as an agro-industrial center. Industries that can be established
in this city are food processing, feed and fertilizer, farm machineries and tools, fashion and footwear, furniture and home decors,
and other consumer goods.
Places of Interest/ Tourist Spots in Gapan City
- Gapan Catholic Church also known as the Three Kings Parish Church - the home of the Shrine of the La Virgen Divina Pastora
- City Park
Three Kings Parish Church
Campus of Divina Pastora College
Footwear is the main industrial product of Gapan
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