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Tarlac City, officially the City of Tarlac (Kapampangan: Lakanbalen ning Tarlac; Pangasinan: Siyudad na Tarlac; Ilocano: Siudad ti Tarlac; Filipino: Lungsod ng Tarlac [tɐɾˈlak]), is a 1st class component city and capital of the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 385,398 people.

Tarlac’s first settlers came from BacolorPampanga. They cleared the area, fertilised the soil, and then established their settlement here in 1788. This small community of settlers experienced rapid population growth, as settlers from BataanPampanga and Zambales moved into the area. The Kapampangan language, which is the dialect of Pampanga, became the native language of this town. Roads and barrios were built over the following decades through hard work of its residents. Following the foundation of the province of Tarlac in 1872, Tarlac was designated as the capital of the new province.

Tarlac City is a component city in the landlocked province of Tarlac. It serves as the provincial capital.

The city has a land area of 274.66 square kilometers or 106.05 square miles which constitutes 9.02% of Tarlac’s total area. Its population as determined by the 2020 Census was 385,398. This represented 25.63% of the total population of Tarlac province, or 3.10% of the overall population of the Central Luzon region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,403 inhabitants per square kilometer or 3,634 inhabitants per square mile.








Exploring Tarlac City, Philippines  (SAMPLE VIDEO EMBEDDING)