"Visiting Tarlac" Province of Tarlac by miguel_arcangel

Province of Tarlac Travel Guide: 77 reviews and 379 photos

“Belen capital” of the Philippines

Tarlac is a non-coastal province of the Philippines located in the Luzon island. Its capital is Tarlac City.

The topography formerly belonging to Pangasinan and Pampanga makes the region of what is now the Tarlac province. This Central Luzon region was the last to be organized under the Spanish Regime.

Because the province is surrounded by land, its fish production is restricted to fishponds. The market of Tarlac is dominantly farming. Primary crops are rice and sugarcane.

Eastern Tarlac is a plain, while Western Tarlac is hilly to mountainous. The province owns a large portion of mountains like Mt. Telakawa, which is the highest mountain in the province and Mt. Bueno, both located in Capas. The other mountains are Mt. Dueg and Mt. Maasin, both can be found in San Clemente. Also, Mt. Papaac, Bacsay, Cayasan and Birbira of Camiling. The whole of Mayantoc and San Jose are mountainous.

"Belenismo sa Tarlac" or the art of making Belen, a representation of the Nativity scene in which the Holy Family- Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ is visited by the three wise men who came to the manger through the guidance of a star, is an annual competition in the province that started in 2007 to showcase colorful and artistically-made belens.

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