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Province of Pampanga

The province lies in the southern portion of the central plains of Luzon. It is bounded on the east and southeast by Bulacan, on the north by Tarlac and Nueva Ecija, on the west by Zambales and on the southwest by Bataan.

Map of Pampanga and Central Luzon The name "Pampanga" comes from the word pangpang meaning riverbank, a fitting name for a flat country crisscrossed by a hundred small branches of the Pampanga River. Rice and sugar are the principal products of the province. Cottage industries providing livelihood to many people also produce some of the most beautiful crafts, such as mats, hats, and embroidered gloves, appreciated by both the local and international markets. Pampanga is also known for its delicious meat products (tocino and longanisa), pastries, and sweets. Furniture industry is one of the important specializations of Pampanga. The province of Pampanga had been held under the influence of the Catholic Church since the beginning of Spanish colonization. Some of the most colorful and interesting observances are connected with Christian holidays.
The climate is very distinct with the rainy season from May to October and the dry season from November to April.

Kapampangan People

Kapampangans Total population 2.89 million (3.3% of the Philippine population) Languages Kapampangan, Tagalog, English Religion Predominantly Roman Catholic, Islam,Buddhism, some animism Related ethnic groups Guangdongren, Hoklo, Sambal, Pangasinan, other Filipino peoples, other Austronesian peoples

Religions: Kapampangans are mostly Christians, a majority of which are Roman Catholics, Methodists, Iglesia ni Cristo and

Demographics: Aside from their Malay ancestry, many also have Spanish, Indian, Arab, American, Chinese and Japanese

They are exceptional jewelers and goldsmiths, as well as furniture makers and woodcarvers. Antique jewelry and furniture f

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