Pamppana Geography In The Philippines

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I. Introduction Pampanga’s Background Geography (Photos from google images) Pampanga can be found in Central Luzon region, bordered in the North by Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, in the East by Bulacan, in the South east by the Manila bay, and in the West by Bataan and Zambales. It’s exact co-ordinates on the map are 15°04′N 120°40′E. Pampanga has a total of 206,247 hectares of land area, and it is known to be quite flat in terrain with only one mountain, Mt. Arayat—an extinct volcano with its last eruption date unknown—and the distinct Pampanga River. Because of its flat terrain, Pampanga is one of the best provinces for farming; Rainy season and Dry season are Pampanga’s two distinct climates. From February to May is the rainy season, and the rest of the year is relatively warm and dry. In a political sense, Pampanga has 19 municipals,…show more content…
The Spaniards took interest in the land because of its rich soil. Pampanga named after the Indung Kapampangan River. “Pampang," the origin of the name means river bank; it was named after this river because it was the largest river in the former empire at the time. To make it easier for the Spaniards to take control of taxation and government, the authorities split the province into pueblos (towns), and divided further into districts, and few cases of private estates or encomiendas. However, because of excessive abuse of the private estates, the king of Spain no longer allowed the owning of private estates in the year 1574. This decree did not become official up until the year 1620. The report of 1591 about the Philippine encomienda by Spanish Governor Gomez Perez Dasmarinas, showed that Pampanga’s encomiendas were the following: Batan, Bitis y Lubao, Macabebe, Candava, Apali, Calompit, Malolos, Binto, Guiguinto, Caluya, Bulacan and Mecabayan. Pampanga’s encomienda at the time had 18,680

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