Tarlac is a landlocked province located in the Central Luzon Region of the Philippines. It is bounded on the north by the province of Pangasinan. Its capital is Tarlac City. Tarlac is the most multicultural of the Central Luzon provinces. A mixture of four district groups, the Pampangueños, Ilocanos, Pangasinenses, and Tagalogs, share life in the province. Tarlac is best known for its fine foods and vast sugar and rice plantations.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province has three distinct seasons: summer from March to June, monsoon rain from July to early October, and monsoon winter from late October to February. Summer months, especially during May bring frequent, sometimes severe, thunderstorms with high winds, thunder, and hail. It is the coldest province in the region, with a yearly average of 23 °C (73 °F). Cold snap is not common, which gradually receives unusual average temperature of 17 °C (63 °F), while maximum daytime peaks 27 °C (81 °F). It is also the windiest province in the region during February and March due to its widely lowland altitude and extreme climate transition. The lowest temperature ever recorded is 11.2 °C (52.2 °F) and the highest temperature at 38.8 °C (101.8 °F).
The best times to visit Tarlac for ideal weather are December 17th to April 15th based on average temperature and humidity.
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.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Tarlac provinceis divided into 17 Municipalities and 1 Component City:
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Tarlac province:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Tarlac throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Tarlac province.
Where in the Philippines is Tarlac located?
Tarlac is located on Central Luzon.
Is Tarlac a city or province?
Tarlac is a province.
What is the Capital of Tarlac?
The capital of Tarlac is Tarlac City.
What is Tarlac famous or known for?
Tarlac is famous or known for sugar and rice plantations.
How do I get to Tarlac?
There are several ways to get to Tarlac, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus | 5 hours | $4-$6
- Taxi | 1.5 hours | $34-$42
- Drive | 1.5 hours | $10-$14
How many islands are in Tarlac?
There are NO islands in Tarlac. The province is landlocked.
What does Tarlac mean?
Tarlac is Hispanized derivation from a talahib weed called “malatarlak”.
How Safe is Traveling in Tarlac?
Tarlac is generally safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Tarlac the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Tarlac province is considered tropical but is colder than other provinces in the region.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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