Nueva Ecija

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Nueva Ecija
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
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 / km2 (969 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,151,461. This represented 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 these 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.

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Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Aliagamunicipality63,54357,8051.82%90.04 km2 (34.76 sq mi)706 / km2 (1,828 / sq mi)26
Bongabonmunicipality64,17359,3431.50%286.95 km2 (110.79 sq mi)224 / km2 (579 / sq mi)28
Cabanatuancity (CC)302,231272,6761.98%192.29 km2 (74.24 sq mi)1,572 / km2 (4,071 / sq mi)89
Cabiaomunicipality79,00772,0811.76%111.83 km2 (43.18 sq mi)706 / km2 (1,830 / sq mi)23
Carranglanmunicipality41,13137,1241.97%705.31 km2 (272.32 sq mi)58 / km2 (151 / sq mi)17
Cuyapomunicipality65,03959,3961.74%215.73 km2 (83.29 sq mi)301 / km2 (781 / sq mi)51
Gabaldonmunicipality35,38332,2461.78%242.88 km2 (93.78 sq mi)146 / km2 (377 / sq mi)16
Gapancity (CC)110,303101,4881.60%164.44 km2 (63.49 sq mi)671 / km2 (1,737 / sq mi)23
General Mamerto Natividadmunicipality41,65636,7202.43%118.00 km2 (45.56 sq mi)353 / km2 (914 / sq mi)20
General Tiniomunicipality47,86542,6342.23%533.08 km2 (205.82 sq mi)90 / km2 (233 / sq mi)13
Guimbamunicipality118,655104,8942.37%245.29 km2 (94.71 sq mi)484 / km2 (1,253 / sq mi)64
Jaenmunicipality73,18467,0571.68%85.46 km2 (33.00 sq mi)856 / km2 (2,218 / sq mi)27
Laurmunicipality35,65632,2051.96%295.88 km2 (114.24 sq mi)121 / km2 (312 / sq mi)17
Licabmunicipality28,25426,1871.46%67.37 km2 (26.01 sq mi)419 / km2 (1,086 / sq mi)11
Llaneramunicipality39,70136,2001.77%114.44 km2 (44.19 sq mi)347 / km2 (898 / sq mi)22
Lupaomunicipality43,78840,9311.29%121.33 km2 (46.85 sq mi)361 / km2 (935 / sq mi)24
Muñozcity (CC)81,48375,4621.47%163.05 km2 (62.95 sq mi)500 / km2 (1,294 / sq mi)37
Nampicuanmunicipality14,95413,3032.25%52.60 km2 (20.31 sq mi)284 / km2 (736 / sq mi)21
Palayancity (CC), capital41,04137,2191.88%101.40 km2 (39.15 sq mi)405 / km2 (1,048 / sq mi)19
Pantabanganmunicipality29,92527,3531.73%392.56 km2 (151.57 sq mi)76 / km2 (197 / sq mi)14
Peñarandamunicipality29,88227,4101.66%95.00 km2 (36.68 sq mi)315 / km2 (815 / sq mi)10
Quezonmunicipality40,59236,6601.96%68.53 km2 (26.46 sq mi)592 / km2 (1,534 / sq mi)16
Rizalmunicipality64,08757,1452.21%120.55 km2 (46.54 sq mi)532 / km2 (1,377 / sq mi)26
San Antoniomunicipality77,83673,0741.21%153.56 km2 (59.29 sq mi)507 / km2 (1,313 / sq mi)16
San Isidromunicipality51,61247,8001.47%56.49 km2 (21.81 sq mi)914 / km2 (2,366 / sq mi)9
San Josecity (CC)139,738129,4241.47%185.99 km2 (71.81 sq mi)751 / km2 (1,946 / sq mi)38
San Leonardomunicipality65,29958,1202.24%151.90 km2 (58.65 sq mi)430 / km2 (1,113 / sq mi)15
Santa Rosamunicipality69,46764,5031.42%147.15 km2 (56.81 sq mi)472 / km2 (1,223 / sq mi)33
Santo Domingomunicipality57,94350,9832.47%74.88 km2 (28.91 sq mi)774 / km2 (2,004 / sq mi)24
Talaveramunicipality124,829112,5152.00%140.92 km2 (54.41 sq mi)886 / km2 (2,294 / sq mi)53
Talugtugmunicipality23,81721,2912.16%93.95 km2 (36.27 sq mi)254 / km2 (657 / sq mi)28
Zaragozamunicipality49,38744,1242.17%72.02 km2 (27.81 sq mi)686 / km2 (1,776 / sq mi)19
Nueva Ecija Total2,151,4611,955,3731.84%5,751.33 km2 (2,220.60 sq mi)374 / km2 (969 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
134,147
227,0963.38%
416,7623.08%
467,7691.19%
608,3622.34%
851,2943.34%
947,9952.18%
1,069,4092.44%
1,312,6802.07%
1,505,8272.60%
1,659,8832.11%
1,843,8531.46%
1,955,3732.16%
2,151,4611.84%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Nueva Ecija as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LZ)
  • Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA)
  • San Jose-Lupao Road
  • Santa Rosa-Tarlac Road

Secondary Roads

  • Bongabon-Rizal-Aurora Road
  • Junction Tablang-Gabaldon Road
  • Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road
  • Nueva Ecija-Pangasinan Road
  • San Jose City-Rizal Road via Pinili-Porais-Villa Joson (Palarilla) Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Bangad-Fort Magsaysay Road
  • Cabanatuan City Circumferential Road
  • Cabanatuan City-Carmen Road
  • Cabanatuan City-Papaya Road
  • Gapan-Fort Magsaysay Road
  • Junction Pinagpanaan-Rizal-Pantabangan Road
  • MH Del Pilar Street (NE)
  • Muñoz-Lupao Road
  • Pantabangan-Canili-Basal-Baler Road
  • Santa Rosa-Fort Magsaysay Road
  • Sumacab-San Josef-Bonifacio Road
  • Tarlac-Guimba Road via Victoria
  • Valdefuente-Fortaleza Road
  • Zulueta Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,151,461, ranked 10 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 2,220.60 square kilometers, ranked 15 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 374 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 14 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.84%, ranked 17 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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