Situated at the heart of Tarlac Province in Central Luzon Region, the city
of Tarlac is located 125 kilometers north of Manila. It is bounded on the north by the municipality of Gerona, on the east by the towns of Victoria and La Paz,
on the south by the towns of Concepcion and Capas, and on the west by San Jose town. The city is accessible through the
the Macarthur Highway (National Highway) and now connected with Clark and Subic Freeport through the new SCT Expressway. Terrain is defined by lowland where the city center is located and
which form part of the great central plain of Luzon Island. On the western part, however, are found hills and mountains. Tarlac River traverse the western part of the city center.
Tarlac City has a total land area of 274.7 square kilometers and is subdivided into 76 barangays. The city is a melting pot of
many cultural groups especially those from Pampanga, Pangasinan, Ilocos Region, and Tagalog provinces. Roman Catholic is the dominant
Agriculture is the main source of income for the city. Sugar, rice, rootcrops, vegetables, livestock and poultry are
the chief farm products of the city. Large manufacturing enterprises are concentrated at the Luisita Industrial Park where
rubber tires, electronics, and automotive wiring sets are produced. Due to the rapid urbanization, several residential
subdivisions mushroomed along the sides of the National Highway.
Shopping centers include the Magic Star Mall, Plaza Luisita Mall, Metro Town Mall, and C and S Shopping Complex..
Being a fast rising economic powerhouse in the region, the city offers several advantages to business locators.
It is adjacent to several other large urban centers of Central Luzon and is traversed by the National Highway and is the endpoint of the
new Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx). Investors can put up real estate projects such as housing and commercial complexes, tourist-related ventures
such as hotels, resorts, entertainment facilities and demonstration farms, and technology companies like call centers. In manufacturing, the city
is an ideal place to establish agribusiness-related factories for food processing, farm machinery, feeds, and fertilizer.
Export-oriented plants are also encouraged.
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Tarlac City
- Ninoy Aquino Park
- AFP Museum of Tarlac
- Ma. Christina Park
- Provincial Capitol
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