Pura, Tarlac

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Municipality of Pura
Municipal Hall
Municipal Hall
Official seal of Pura
Map of Tarlac with Pura highlighted
Map of Tarlac with Pura highlighted
Pura is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°37′30″N 120°39′00″E / 15.625°N 120.65°E / 15.625; 120.65Coordinates: 15°37′30″N 120°39′00″E / 15.625°N 120.65°E / 15.625; 120.65
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Luzon (Region III)
District1st District
Barangays16 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorConcepcion A. Zarate
 • Vice MayorManuel I. Pascua
 • Electorate15,422 voters (2016)
 • Total31.01 km2 (11.97 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total23,712
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)45
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)68.8 million  (2016)
Native languagesPangasinan

Pura, officially the Municipality of Pura, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,712 people.[3]


The municipality of Pura is located at the northeastern part of the Province of Tarlac, surrounded by the municipalities of Ramos (about 5 km to the north), Victoria (6.5 km to the south), Gerona (6 km to the west), and Guimba in Nueva Ecija (14 km to the east). It is about 19 kilometres (12 mi) from the provincial capital Tarlac City, 78 kilometres (48 mi) from the regional center San Fernando, Pampanga, 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) in Angeles City, and 145 kilometres (90 mi) north of Manila.

Pura has a total land area 3,142 hectares (31.42 km2; 12.13 sq mi) which represents 1.02 % of the entire provincial area. It comprises 16 barangays of which barangays Poblacion 1, 2, and 3 are considered urban area and the rest are considered rural. The land area per barangay is shown in the table below.

It is one of exits of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX).


Pura, just like any other town in the province of the Tarlac has two (2) pronounced seasons. The wet season that starts from May up to lasts up to September and dry from the month of October to April. This type of climate is typically hot, humid, and tropical and is generally affected by the neighboring topography and prevalent wind direction that varies within the year.Tropical monsoon is carried into the area from the southeast in the month of May to September thereby causing heavy rainfall in the area. Most of the rainfalls are associated with typhoons.


The Municipality of Pura is plain, slope-less.

The soil series of Pura are light brownish gray to heavy black granular surface soil. When dry, they are hard and compact and break into big clogs. The subsoil is brownish to nearby black columns to coarse granular clay loam.The municipality of Pura has two (2) distinct soil types: Luisita fine sand loam and Pura clay loam.


Pura is politically subdivided into 16 barangays.[2]

  • Balite
  • Buenavista
  • Cadanglaan
  • Estipona
  • Linao
  • Maasin
  • Matindeg
  • Maungib
  • Naya
  • Nilasin 1st
  • Nilasin 2nd
  • Poblacion 1
  • Poblacion 2
  • Poblacion 3
  • Poroc
  • Singat


Population census of Pura
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,840—    
1918 5,333+0.65%
1939 7,005+1.31%
1948 9,508+3.45%
1960 10,227+0.61%
1970 12,763+2.24%
1975 14,409+2.46%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 14,801+0.54%
1990 18,032+1.99%
1995 18,902+0.89%
2000 21,081+2.37%
2007 22,188+0.71%
2010 22,949+1.23%
2015 23,712+0.62%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Pura, Tarlac, was 23,712 people,[3] with a density of 760 inhabitants per square kilometre or 2,000 inhabitants per square mile.


  • Income: P 40,212,387.83 (2009)
  • GDP: approx. US$20 Million
    • Per capita: P1,800.00
  • Major sources of livelihood: Agriculture and Livestock, SME-Retailing


Municipality of Pura is consist of 3 public secondary schools, 1 private secondary school and 9 public elementary schools namely:

  • Public secondary schools:
  • Private secondary school:
    • Pura Academy
  • Public elementary schools:
    • Buenavista ES
    • Estipona ES
    • Don Quirino Sulit ES
    • Dona Josefa Sawit ES
    • Maasin ES
    • Maungib ES
    • Matindeg ES
    • Pura Community School
    • Pura Central Elementary School (where the district office is located)

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  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Tarlac". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region III (Central Luzon)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Tarlac". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Sister Cities". The Local Government of Quezon City. Archived from the original on 1 October 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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