Located in the northeastern part of Nueva Ecija Province in Central Luzon Region, San Jose City is the
jump-off point to Cagayan Valley Region. It lies at the southern foothills of the Caraballo Mountain Range. Its neighboring towns
are Carranglan in the northeast, Pantabangan in the east, Rizal in the southeast, Munoz City in the south, Talugtog in
the west, and Lupao in the northwest. It is situated along the Maharlika Highway. The city's topography is characterized by a broad lowland which gently rises into
hills and mountains in the north and northeast.
San Jose City Hall
San Jose City covers a total land area of 186 square kilometers. It is politically subdivided into 38 barangays,
most of which are considered rural areas. Among the 5 cities of Nueva Ecija, San Jose is the second largest in terms of population.
Majority of the people are Ilocanos. Other cultural groups found in the city are Tagalogs, Pangasinenses, Kapampangans,
and Gaddangs. Like many other places in the Philippines, the dominant region is Roman
Catholicism. Other religious groups found in the city are Iglesia Ni Cristo, Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventist, Aglipayan,
and United Methodist.
The city's economy is primarily agricultural. Rice and onion are the chief products. Other farm products are
corn, sorghum, mango, livestock, and poultry. Within the city center are wholesale and retail trading, a few furniture and
automotive shops, banks, and food service establishments.
The city of San Jose, owing to its strategic location as a gateway to Cagayan Valley and Pangasinan Province, has
the potential to become an agro-industrial center. Investors are encouraged to establish a modern cold storage facility or a food
terminal and processing center. Other industries to put up are feed, fertilizer, furniture, jewelry, and consumer products.
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in San Jose City
- St. Joseph Cathedral
Saint Joseph Parish Church
Saint Joseph Parish Church's Altar
Downtown San Jose
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