Provinces

Nueva Ecija Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Nueva Ecija is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Central Luzon Region. Its capital is the city of Palayan. Nueva Ecija is a province in Central Luzon which is best known for being the “Rice Granary of the Philippines”. Apart from its hidden nature attractions, Nueva Ecija also boasts numerous historical sites and landmarks due to its significance during the Spanish, American, and Japanese colonization periods

LOCATION

Nueva Ecija

Coordinates: 15°35′N 121°00′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Nueva Ecija
Location:
15°35′N 121°00′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1801
Capital:
Palayan
Area:
5,751.33 km2 (2,220.60 sq mi)
Population:
2,310,200
Density:
370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
5 Component cities, 27 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Novo Ecijano/a
Elevation:
(Mount Kiligantian) 1,673 m (5,489 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
3100–3133
Area code:
+63 -(044)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
Third Class
Religion(s):
82.4% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, English
Known For:
Rice Granary of the Philippines
Major Industries:
Agriculture (rice, corn, onion, mango, calamansi, banana, garlic), Poultry, Mining (copper, manganese, gold)
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
Year-round
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Fort Magsaysay Airfield | Nampicuan Airstrip
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON
Website:
None

CLIMATE

The climate in this province is classified as tropical. The average annual temperature is 27.0 °C in Gapan. In a year, the average rainfall is 1932 mm.

Visit Nueva Ecija anytime of the year.

The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Nueva Ecija Province Map

The Nueva Ecija provinceis divided into 27 Municipalities, 5 Component Cities:

  • Aliaga
  • Bongabon
  • Cabanatuan
  • Cabiao
  • Carranglan
  • Cuyapo
  • Gabaldon (Bitulok & Sabani)
  • Gapan
  • General Mamerto Natividad
  • General Tinio (Papaya)
  • Guimba
  • Jaen
  • Laur
  • Licab
  • Llanera
  • Lupao
  • Muñoz
  • Nampicuan
  • Palayan
  • Pantabangan
  • Peñaranda
  • Quezon
  • Rizal
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose (Cabaritan)
  • San Leonardo
  • Santa Rosa
  • Santo Domingo
  • Talavera
  • Talugtug
  • Zaragoza
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Nueva Ecija province:

  • Aloha Falls
  • Burburayok Falls
  • Cabanatuan American Memorial
  • Dalton Pass
  • Minalungao National Park
  • Mount 387 (Batong Amat)
  • Pajanutic Falls
  • Pamitinan Cave
  • Rice Science Museum
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral
  • St. Nicholas of Tolentine Cathedral
  • The Cabiokid

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Nueva Ecija throughout the year:

  • Tanduyong Festival (Fourth Sunday in April) – San Jose City

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about Nueva Ecija province.

Where in the Philippines is Nueva Ecija located?
Nueva Ecija is located on Central Luzon.

Is Nueva Ecija a city or province?
Nueva Ecija is a province.

What is the Capital of Nueva Ecija?
The capital of Nueva Ecija is Palayan.

What is Nueva Ecija known for?
Nueva Ecija is known as Rice Granary of the Philippines.

How do I get to Nueva Ecija?
There are several ways to get to Nueva Ecija, the most common being from Manila:

  • Bus to Cabanatuan | 3 hours | $5-$7
  • Taxi | 2 hours | $38-$48
  • Drive | 2 hours | $10-$16

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How many islands are in Nueva Ecija?
There are NO islands in the Nueva Ecija province. The province is landlocked.

What does Nueva Ecija mean?
Nueva Ecija was named by the Spanish colonisers after the city of Ecija, Spain.

How Safe is Traveling in Nueva Ecija?
Nueva Ecija is generally safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate in Nueva Ecija the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The province of Nueva Ecija is considered tropical. It is similar most provinces of the Philippines.

To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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