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San Fernando, Pampanga
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(From top, left to right): Giant Lantern Festival,San Fernando City Hall, SM City Pampanga, Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando, 250th Anniversary Clock Tower, Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Olongapo-San Fernando-Gapan Road), Pampanga Provincial Capitol and San Pedro Cutud Lenten Rites, SM City San Fernando
(From top, left to right): Giant Lantern Festival,
San Fernando City Hall, SM City Pampanga, Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando, 250th Anniversary Clock Tower, Jose Abad Santos Avenue (Olongapo-San Fernando-Gapan Road), Pampanga Provincial Capitol and San Pedro Cutud Lenten Rites, SM City San Fernando
Flag of San Fernando, Pampanga
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Official seal of San Fernando, Pampanga
Seal
Nickname(s): Christmas Capital of the Philippines
Heart of Pampanga
Motto: Fernandino First: Fernandino Ing Mumuna, Fernandino Ing Manimuna
Country  Philippines
District 3rd district
Founded August 16, 1754
Cityhood February 4, 2001
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Revenue (₱) 1,775,045,630.43

San Fernando is city in the Philippine province of Pampanga. It is the capital of that province. It is 67 kilometres (42 mi) north of Manila, 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Subic Bay in the Zambales province, and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south of Clark Air Base in Angeles City.

The city is named after Fernando VI of Spain. Its patron saint is Saint Ferdinand III of Castile and León. It is known as the "Christmas Capital of the Philippines". The city holds the annual Giant Lantern Festival every December where large lanterns are displayed in competition.

Barangays

The City of San Fernando has 35 barangays.

  • Alasas
  • Baliti
  • Bulaon
  • Calulut
  • Dela Paz Norte
  • Dela Paz Sur
  • Del Carmen
  • Del Pilar
  • Del Rosario
  • Dolores
  • Juliana
  • Lara
  • Lourdes
  • Maimpis
  • Magliman
  • Malino
  • Malpitic
  • Pandaras
  • Panipuan
  • Pulung Bulo
  • Santo Rosario (Pob.)
  • Quebiawan
  • Saguin
  • San Agustin
  • San Felipe
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pedro Cutud
  • Santa Lucia
  • Santa Teresita
  • Santo Niño
  • Sindalan
  • Telabastagan

Notable people

  • José Abad Santos, a former Chief Justice (featured in PHP1000 bill)
  • Pedro Abad Santos, a former assemblyman and founder of the Socialist Party
  • Sotero J. Baluyut, a former senator and cabinet secretary
  • Vivencio Cuyugan, first Socialist mayor in the Philippines
  • Amando G. Dayrit, a renowned pre-war newspaper columnist
  • Conrado Dayrit, a cardiologist, virgin coconut oil proponent and President of the National Academy of Science and Technology (1992–1999)
  • Nicolasa Dayrit, a revolutionary hero
  • Brillante Mendoza, award-winning film director
  • Fernando H. Ocampo, a founder of the UST College of Architecture and Fine Arts

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