Aurora (province)


Aurora (province)

Infobox Philippine province
name = Aurora
sealfile = Ph_seal_aurora.png region = Central Luzon (Region III)
capital = Baler
established = 1951
pop2000 = 173,797
pop2000rank = 10th smallest
popden2000 = 54
popden2000rank = 5th lowest
areakm2 = 3,239.5
arearank = 40th largest
hucities = 0
componentcities= 0
municipalities = 8
barangays = 151
districts = 1
languages = Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan
governor = Bellaflor Angara-Castillo (LDP)
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_map_aurora.png notes = Separated from Quezon (Tayabas) province, November 2, 1979

Aurora is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon region. Its capital is Baler and borders, clockwise from the south, the provinces of Quezon, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and Isabela. To the east of Aurora is the Philippine Sea.

Before 1979, Aurora was part of the province of Quezon. Aurora was, in fact, named after Aurora A. Quezon, the wife of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, the president of the Philippine Commonwealth, after whom the mother province was named.

People and culture

The majority of the people of Aurora province are lowland Christians, particularly Tagalog in municipalities south of Baler, the capital, Ilocano in municipalities north of Baler, and some Kapampangan in the capital.

There are also pockets of Negritos, called Dumagats. Most Dumagats are living in the hillsides or mountains. They are believed to have result from a fusion of Austronesian and Melanesian ancestries, and survive from fishing and hunting. There are three kinds of Dumagats in Aurora province, the Umiray Dumagat, Casiguran Dumagat, and the Palanan Dumagat. All three subgroupings have the Bible translated into their languages.

Economy

corn crops and rice and other major agricultural crops

Geography

Political

Aurora is subdivided into 8 municipalities.

Municipalities

Physical

History

Aurora was formerly a sub-province of Quezon, which in turn was formerly named Tayabas.

See also

* Super regions of the Philippines

External links

* [http://www.ops.gov.ph/records/eo_561.htm Executive Order No. 561: FORMATION OF THE "SUPER" REGIONS AND MANDATE OF THE SUPERREGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONS]
* [http://www.gov.ph/superregions/NLAQ1.pdf North Luzon Super Region: Potentials]
* [http://www.gov.ph/superregions/NLAQ2.pdf North Luzon Super Region: Projects]
* [http://www.aurora.ph Aurora, Philippines]
* [http://www.batangbaler.net Batang Baler]
* [http://inogami.com/paradise-philippines/2007/07/22/paradise-philippines-aurora-provice/ Aurora Province Travelogue]
* Central Luzon [http://www.centralluzon.com/ Local Business Directory]
* [http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryID=106950 abs-cbnnews.com/, Three foreign groups want to partner with local govt for Aurora ecozone - 01/26/2008]


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