Tarlac is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Luzon island. Its capital is Tarlac City.
Tarlac borders Pampanga to the south, Nueva Ecija to the east, Pangasinan to the north, and Zambales to the west. It is a part of Central Luzon, which is composed of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales.
Tarlac has seventeen (17) municipalities and one (1) city. Popularly known as the “Melting Pot of Central Luzon”, it is subdivided into three (3) congressional districts. The 1st District consists of the municipalities of Anao, Camiling, Mayantoc, Moncada, Paniqui, Pura, Ramos, San Clemente, San Manuel and Sta. Ignacia. The 2nd District includes Gerona, San Jose, Tarlac and Victoria, while the 3rd District consists of the municipalities of Bamban, Capas, Concepcion and La Paz.
Language / Dialect
Ilokano (44.0 percent) and Kapampangan (43.6 percent) was the most widely spoken dialect during early childhood. The remaining 12.4 percent spoke Tagalog (10.6 percent), Pangasinan (0.7 percent), and other dialects (1.1 percent).
The economy of Tarlac is dominantly agricultural. Principal crops are rice and sugarcane. Other major crops are corn and coconut; vegetables such as eggplant, garlic, and onion; and fruit trees like mango, banana, and calamansi.