Floridablanca, officially the Municipality of Floridablanca, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 125,163 people.Floridablanca is a part of the province of the Pampanga located in Central Luzon lying north of Dinalupihan, Bataan and south-southwest of San Fernando, Pampanga.
In the 1920s, the Pampanga Sugar Mill (PASUMIL) was set up at Del Carmen and became a major sugar manufacturer in the Philippines.
During World War II, the founding establishment of the local military general headquarters and camp bases of the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines was found active on January 3, 1942 to June 30, 1946 and the 2nd Constabulary Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary was active again on October 28, 1944 to June 30, 1946 and they military stationed in Floridablanca, Pampanga.
In 1947, the Philippine Air Force established its major fighter base in an American military airfield there. They named it Basa Air Base.
Floridablanca is located on the western part of Pampanga along the Zambales mountain ranges and is bounded by the municipalities of Porac on the north, Lubao on the south, Guagua on the east, and Dinalupihan, Bataan on the west. It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the city of San Fernando and 106 kilometres (66 mi) from Manila. The town is at an elevation of 12 feet (3.7 m) above sea level. Floridablanca is now located directly to the north of Dinalupihan, Bataan via Dinalupihan-Floridablanca Access Road at the Bataan-Pampanga boundary line.
With an area of 17,548 hectares (43,360 acres), it is the third largest municipality in the province, after Porac and Candaba.
Floridablanca is politically subdivided into 34 barangays:
- Basa Air Base
- Del Carmen
- San Antonio
- San Isidro
- San Jose
- San Nicolas
- San Pedro
- San Ramon
- San Roque
- Santa Monica
- Sto. Rosario