Nueva Ecija

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Nueva Ecija
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
CapitalPalayan
Total local government units
Cities5
Municipalities27
Barangays849
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)5,751.33 km2
(2,220.60 sq. mi)
Population (2015)2,151,461
Density (2015)374 per km2
(969 per sq. mi)
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Nueva Ecija is a province in the Philippines situated in the Central Luzon region occupying the central section of Luzon. Its capital is the City of Palayan.

The province has a land area of 5,751.33 square kilometers or 2,220.60 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 2,151,461 representing 19.18% of the total population of the Central Luzon region, 3.74% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 2.13% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 374 inhabitants per square kilometer or 969 inhabitants per square mile.

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Nueva Ecija is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Pangasinan.

Local government units

Nueva Ecija has 27 municipalities and 5 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 849.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Aliagamun63,543
(2.95%)
57,8051.82%90.04 km2
(34.76 sq mi)
706 per km2
(1,828 per sq mi)
26
Bongabonmun64,173
(2.98%)
59,3431.50%286.95 km2
(110.79 sq mi)
224 per km2
(579 per sq mi)
28
Cabanatuancity (CC)302,231
(14.05%)
272,6761.98%192.29 km2
(74.24 sq mi)
1,572 per km2
(4,071 per sq mi)
89
Cabiaomun79,007
(3.67%)
72,0811.76%111.83 km2
(43.18 sq mi)
706 per km2
(1,830 per sq mi)
23
Carranglanmun41,131
(1.91%)
37,1241.97%705.31 km2
(272.32 sq mi)
58 per km2
(151 per sq mi)
17
Cuyapomun65,039
(3.02%)
59,3961.74%215.73 km2
(83.29 sq mi)
301 per km2
(781 per sq mi)
51
Gabaldonmun35,383
(1.64%)
32,2461.78%242.88 km2
(93.78 sq mi)
146 per km2
(377 per sq mi)
16
Gapancity (CC)110,303
(5.13%)
101,4881.60%164.44 km2
(63.49 sq mi)
671 per km2
(1,737 per sq mi)
23
General Mamerto Natividadmun41,656
(1.94%)
36,7202.43%118.00 km2
(45.56 sq mi)
353 per km2
(914 per sq mi)
20
General Tiniomun47,865
(2.22%)
42,6342.23%533.08 km2
(205.82 sq mi)
90 per km2
(233 per sq mi)
13
Guimbamun118,655
(5.52%)
104,8942.37%245.29 km2
(94.71 sq mi)
484 per km2
(1,253 per sq mi)
64
Jaenmun73,184
(3.40%)
67,0571.68%85.46 km2
(33.00 sq mi)
856 per km2
(2,218 per sq mi)
27
Laurmun35,656
(1.66%)
32,2051.96%295.88 km2
(114.24 sq mi)
121 per km2
(312 per sq mi)
17
Licabmun28,254
(1.31%)
26,1871.46%67.37 km2
(26.01 sq mi)
419 per km2
(1,086 per sq mi)
11
Llaneramun39,701
(1.85%)
36,2001.77%114.44 km2
(44.19 sq mi)
347 per km2
(898 per sq mi)
22
Lupaomun43,788
(2.04%)
40,9311.29%121.33 km2
(46.85 sq mi)
361 per km2
(935 per sq mi)
24
Muñozcity (CC)81,483
(3.79%)
75,4621.47%163.05 km2
(62.95 sq mi)
500 per km2
(1,294 per sq mi)
37
Nampicuanmun14,954
(0.70%)
13,3032.25%52.60 km2
(20.31 sq mi)
284 per km2
(736 per sq mi)
21
Palayancity (CC), capital41,041
(1.91%)
37,2191.88%101.40 km2
(39.15 sq mi)
405 per km2
(1,048 per sq mi)
19
Pantabanganmun29,925
(1.39%)
27,3531.73%392.56 km2
(151.57 sq mi)
76 per km2
(197 per sq mi)
14
Peñarandamun29,882
(1.39%)
27,4101.66%95.00 km2
(36.68 sq mi)
315 per km2
(815 per sq mi)
10
Quezonmun40,592
(1.89%)
36,6601.96%68.53 km2
(26.46 sq mi)
592 per km2
(1,534 per sq mi)
16
Rizalmun64,087
(2.98%)
57,1452.21%120.55 km2
(46.54 sq mi)
532 per km2
(1,377 per sq mi)
26
San Antoniomun77,836
(3.62%)
73,0741.21%153.56 km2
(59.29 sq mi)
507 per km2
(1,313 per sq mi)
16
San Isidromun51,612
(2.40%)
47,8001.47%56.49 km2
(21.81 sq mi)
914 per km2
(2,366 per sq mi)
9
San Josecity (CC)139,738
(6.50%)
129,4241.47%185.99 km2
(71.81 sq mi)
751 per km2
(1,946 per sq mi)
38
San Leonardomun65,299
(3.04%)
58,1202.24%151.90 km2
(58.65 sq mi)
430 per km2
(1,113 per sq mi)
15
Santa Rosamun69,467
(3.23%)
64,5031.42%147.15 km2
(56.81 sq mi)
472 per km2
(1,223 per sq mi)
33
Santo Domingomun57,943
(2.69%)
50,9832.47%74.88 km2
(28.91 sq mi)
774 per km2
(2,004 per sq mi)
24
Talaveramun124,829
(5.80%)
112,5152.00%140.92 km2
(54.41 sq mi)
886 per km2
(2,294 per sq mi)
53
Talugtugmun23,817
(1.11%)
21,2912.16%93.95 km2
(36.27 sq mi)
254 per km2
(657 per sq mi)
28
Zaragozamun49,387
(2.30%)
44,1242.17%72.02 km2
(27.81 sq mi)
686 per km2
(1,776 per sq mi)
19
Nueva Ecija Total2,151,4611,955,3731.84%5,751.33 km2
(2,220.60 sq mi)
374 per km2
(969 per sq mi)
849
Historical population

The population of Nueva Ecija grew from 608,362 in 1960 to 2,151,461 in 2015, an increase of 1,543,099 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.84%, or an increase of 196,088 people, from the previous population of 1,955,373 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2134,147
1918 Dec 31227,0963.38%
1939 Jan 1416,7623.08%
1948 Oct 1467,7691.19%
1960 Feb 15608,3622.34%
1970 May 6851,2943.34%
1975 May 1947,9952.18%
1980 May 11,069,4092.44%
1990 May 11,312,6802.07%
1995 Sep 11,505,8272.60%
2000 May 11,659,8832.11%
2007 Aug 11,843,8531.46%
2010 May 11,955,3732.16%
2015 Aug 12,151,4611.84%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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