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Bulacan Province Information

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Bulacan Province Information
Bulacan History
Tourist Attraction
Bulacan is well-known and highly considered as the land of heroes. It is the habitat of a number of the nation’s celebrated heroes such as Francisco Baltazar, The Prince of Filipino Poets, Marcelo Horacio Del Pilar, The Great Propagandist,  and Gregorio del Pilar,  The Heroes of Tirad Pass. It is recognized for very good craftsmanship with respect to its garments, leather crafts, and jewelries. It has come out into a safe place where people go for pleasure by providing an obtainable and pleasing period of relief from the pressures of city life just a few minutes south of it by car.

Geography
Bulacan lies on the southeastern part of Central Luzon. It is bounded by the province of Nueva Ecija on the north; by the provinces of Aurora and Quezon on the east; by the Manila Bay, Metro Manila and the province of Rizal on the south; and by the province of Pampanga on the west. Bulacan has a total land area of 262,500 hectares. The province has a generally flat terrain, but mountainous near its boundaries with Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Quezon and Rizal.

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Political Subdivision
Bulacan is divided into two cities, twenty-two municipalities and 529 barangays. It is classified as a first class province with four congressional districts. Malolos City, the provincial capital, is about 44 kilometers from Manila.

Climate
The climate of Bulacan is dry from November to April and wet from April to November.

Population
Bulacan had a population of 1,502,343 in 1990.

Language/Dialect
Majority of the people of Bulacan speak Tagalog. About 42 percent are bilingual, with English as a second language. The townfolks use other dialects such as Waray, Ilocano, Bicolano and Kapampangan.

Major Industries
The nearness of the province of Bulacan to Manila gives it the superiority  of being a preferred place of industrial establishments such as food processing, cement manufacturing, leather tanning, shoe making, ready-made garment manufacturing, rope making, weaving, ceramic textiles, pottery and many more. On the other hand, the majority of the rural areas are yet relying on agriculture for their livelihood. Rice is the chief crop, followed by corn, sugar, mango, chico and watermelon.



 



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