In the eastern part of Nueva Ecija lies the planned city of Palayan. It is the seat of the
provincial government of Nueva Ecija and the gateway to the province of Aurora in the eastern
part of Central Luzon Region. Its neighboring towns are Bongabon in the north, Laur in the south,
Gabaldon in the southeast, Cabanatuan City in the south, and Gen. Mamerto Natividad in
the west. Terrain is characterized by flat land to rolling hills in the southeast.
Palayan City has a total land area of 101.4 square kilometers and is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.
Although the city was created in 1965, Palayan holds the distinction as the least populated among the more than 100 cities in the
The city's economy is basically anchored on its being a planned provincial center. Many of its residents are employed
in the different government offices. Outside the city center, however, farming is the main economic activity where rice is the main
Palayan City offers opportunity in the production and processing of high value commercial crops such as mushroom, mung beans,
malunggay, and herbal plants. Investors can also explore the viablility of putting up demonstration farms and recreational facilities.
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Palayan City
- Provincial Capitol
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