Provinces

Pampanga Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

Pampanga is a province in the Philippines, northwest of Manila. Its capital is San Fernando. A mountain trail leads to the streams of Miyamit Falls, southwest. Farther west, a turquoise lake fills Mt. Pinatubo’s volcanic crater. In Angeles, the Museo ning Angeles documents the area’s history.
Pampanga is famous for its sophisticated culinary industry. Kapampangans are well known for their culinary creations.

LOCATION

Pampanga

Coordinates: 15°04′N 120°40′E

FAST FACTS

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

Province:
Pampanga
Location:
15°04′N 120°40′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1571
Capital:
San Fernando
Area:
2,002.20 km2 (773.05 sq mi)
Population:
2,437,800
Density:
1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
Cities & Towns:
1 Independent city, 2 Component cities, 19 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Pampangueño/a
Elevation:
(Mount Pinatubo) 1,486 m (4,875 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
2000–2024
Area code:
+63 -(045)-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:
First Class
Religion(s):
it is predominantly Roman Catholic.
Language(s):
Kapampangan, Tagalog, English
Known For:
Kapampangan Cuisine
Major Industries:
Fishing, Farming
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
January to March
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Seaport(s):
None
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

The climate in this province has two distinct climates, rainy and dry. The rainy or wet season normally begins in May and runs through October, while the rest of the year is the dry season. The warmest period of the year occurs between March and April, while the coolest period is from December through February. The wet season will be from June to October and also dry season will be from November to April in the province of Pampanga.

Pampanga is a province in Luzon in the Philippines that is so popular. Basically, January to March is the best time to visit Pampanga.

The most appropriate clothing in 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

Pampanga Province Map

The Pampanga province is divided into 19 Municipalities and 3 Cities:

  • Angeles
  • Apalit
  • Arayat
  • Bacolor
  • Candaba
  • Floridablanca
  • Guagua
  • Lubao
  • Mabalacat
  • Macabebe
  • Magalang
  • Masantol
  • Mexico
  • Minalin
  • Porac
  • San Fernando
  • San Luis
  • San Simon
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Rita
  • Santo Tomas
  • Sasmuan
 

ISLANDS

None

POINTS OF INTEREST

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

  • Air Force City Park
  • Apung Mamacalulu Shrine
  • Aqua Beach Club
  • Aqua Planet
  • Captain Kelly Memorial
  • Casino Filipino Angeles
  • Clark Museum and 4D Theater
  • Clark Veterans Cemetery
  • Deca Wake Park Clark
  • Dinosaurs Island
  • Fields Ave
  • Holy Rosary Parish Church
  • K-9 Cemetery / Military Working Dogs Cemetery
  • Kamikaze East Airfield
  • Marquee Mall
  • Nayong Pilipino Clark
  • President Manuel Roxas Marker
  • Puning Hot Spring
  • Robinsons Starmills
  • Sandbox
  • Sky Ranch San Fernando Pampanga
  • SM City Clark
  • SM City Telabastagan
  • SM Pampanga
  • Villa Alfredo’s
  • Wild Aces Poker Sports Club
  • Zoocobia Fun Zoo
 

FESTIVALS

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

  • Cutud Lenten Rites (San Fernando) – Lenten season
  • Giant Lantern Festival (San Fernando) – Before Christmas day
  • Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (Angeles City) – between January and February
  • Pampanga Day (Angeles City) – December 11

FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Pampanga province.

Where in the Philippines is Pampanga located?
Pampanga is located on Central Luzon Region.

Is Pampanga a city or province?
Pampanga is a province.

What is the Capital of Pampanga?
The capital of Pampanga is San Fernando.

What is Pampanga famous or known for?
Pampanga is famous or known for Kapampangan cuisine.

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

  • Bus | 1.5 hours | $5
  • Taxi | 1 hour | $22-$26
  • Drive | 1 hour | $6-$19

RESOURCE: Best Online Transportation Resource for the Philippines

How many islands are in Pampanga?
There are NO islands in Pampanga province.

What does Pampanga mean?
Pampanga comes from the Filipino word “pangpang” which means riverbank.

How Safe is Traveling in Pampanga?
Pampanga is very safe for locals and tourists.

Is the climate in Pampanga the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Pampanga province is considered tropical. It is similar to 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

GUIDES

Download Our FREE Travel Guides

We have dozens of guides to destinations throughout the Philippines. Download your FREE copy for your next trip today.

Philippine Travel Guides

DOWNLOAD GUIDES

Comment below

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.

Leave a Comment