Pulilan, Bulacan

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Pulilan
Bayan ng Pulilan
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(From top, left to right): Town Hall of Pulilan; San Isidro Labrador Parish Church; Carabaos kneeling in front of the parish church; Pulilan Public Market
Nickname(s): 
"Pulo ng Ilan"
"The Center of Commerce and Industry in Northern Bulacan"
"Home of the famous Kneeling Carabao Festival"
"The Town blessed by San Isidro Labrador"
Motto(s): 
Sa Bagong Pulilan, Kitang-kita Ang Kaunlaran
Anthem: Himno ng Pulilan
"Ako ang Pulileño"
Map of Bulacan with Pulilan highlighted
Map of Bulacan with Pulilan highlighted
Pulilan is located in Philippines
Pulilan
Pulilan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°54′N 120°51′E / 14.9°N 120.85°E / 14.9; 120.85Coordinates: 14°54′N 120°51′E / 14.9°N 120.85°E / 14.9; 120.85
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
ProvinceFlag of Bulacan.gif Bulacan
District1st District
FoundedJanuary 20, 1749
SettlementJanuary 20, 1796
Barangays19
Government
 • MayorMaritz Ochoa-Montejo (Liberal)
 • Vice MayorRicardo Candido (PDP-Laban)
Area
 • Total39.89 km2 (15.40 sq mi)
Highest elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2015)[3]
 • Total97,323
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
 • Poverty rate
Decrease 4.8%
Demonym(s)Pulileño, Pulileña
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
3005
Dialing code44
Income class1st class urban
ElectricityManila Electric Company
• Consumption63.65 million kWh (2003)
Websitepulilan.gov.ph

Pulilan is a municipality (or a town) in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It lies 50 kilometers northwest of Manila and is located at the west-central part of the province. It is surrounded by the settlements of Apalit in Pampanga; by Baliuag in the north; by Plaridel in the south; and by Calumpit in the west.

According to the 2015 national census (a total count of the country's population) of the Philippines, it has 97,323 people.

The town is famous for its Carabao Festival, which happens once a year in May. This is where the carabaos (a kind of water buffalo in the Philippines) are walked together on the streets and kneel as they pass in front of San Isidro Labrador Parish Church, in honor to Saint Isidore the Laborer, the town's patron saint.

Barangays[change | change source]

Pulilan is divided into 19 barangays (villages). These barangays are:

  1. Balatong A
  2. Balatong B
  3. Cutcot
  4. Dampol 1st
  5. Dampol 2nd-A
  6. Dampol 2nd-B
  7. Dulong Malabon
  8. Inaon
  9. Longos
  10. Lumbac
  11. Paltao
  12. Peñabatan
  13. Poblacion (downtown part of the town)
  14. Santa Peregrina
  15. Santo Cristo
  16. Taal
  17. Tabon
  18. Tibag
  19. Tinejero

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. "Province: BULACAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.

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