» Palayan City

PALAYAN CITY was created in 1965 by the Congress of the Philippines, and is a 4th class and capital city of Nueva Ecija, Philippines.


The city has a total land area of 17,229.80 hectares with land use for residential, croplands with 1,894.00 hectares of the total land area, pasture, forest, inland fisheries and among other industries. The land is composed of rolling terrain, hills and mountains.

The recent population census of they city stated a 31,253 people in 6,279 households.

The income of the city generates from agri-based industries such as rice and corn-based food processing, herbal processing, meat and livestock processing, organic fertilizer production, ice plant, cold storage (for onion), feed mill plant and industries that is into packaging, production of materials and commercial warehousing. Other industries such as telecommunication firms are also available in Palayan City.

Palayan City has a Type III season with average temperature of 31.8 °C and an average yearly rainfall.

The city of Palayan is under the Diocese of Cabanatuan, and its Catholic population is approximately 62% of the total residents.

LIST OF “BARANGAYS” (or communities)
The city is divided into 20 barangays:
  • Aulo
  • Bo. Militar (Fort Magsaysay)
  • Ganaderia
  • Maligaya
  • Manacnac
  • Mapait
  • Marcos Village
  • Malate (Pob.)
  • Sapang Buho
  • Singalat
  • Atate
  • Caballero
  • Caimito
  • Doña Josefa
  • Imelda Valley
  • Langka
  • Palale
  • Santolan
  • Popolon Pagas
  • Bagong Buhay


The place is also known as Fort Mag and is frequented by tourists. It houses the Philippine Army’s 7th Infantry Division, the elite Special Operations Command, Training and Doctrines Command. The military camp is also used during the joint exercise between the Philippines and the United States. The camp has a land area of 33,469.9 hectares of lush greenery and rolling hills.

The mountain is ideal for trekking and mountain climb enthusiasts with more than 200 feet of rolling trail.

The complex provides small huts near a man-made lake and tourists can also enjoy kayaking in the said lake.

Tourists may also enjoy the other scenic spots of Palayan City:
  • Aquino-Diokno Memorial Shrine at Fort Magsaysay
  • Aulo Dam at Manggahan
  • BSP National Jamboree Site
  • Fort Magsaysay Home of the 7th ID, Philippine Army, Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).
  • GSP Josefa Llanes Escoda Camp Site
  • INC Model Village and Farm at Maligaya
  • Nueva Ecija convention Center
  • Pahingahan Dam Complex at Fort Magsaysay
  • Palayan City Botanical Garden and Ecological Park at Barangay Singgalat.
  • PBRIS Dam and Picnic Area, adjudged ‘Cleanest Inland Bodies of Water in Central Luzon” at Barangay Singgalat.
  • Provincial Capitol
  • Red Cross Village, Kalikasan Village and Bagong Buhay Model Resettlement Area for Mt. Pinatubo victims
  • Resettlement Area – Marcos Village for Pantabangan settlers and rebel returnees.