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Angeles City Philippines

The Angeles City, Philippines nightlife area is world
famous for its bars, tourist hotels and nightclubs.

Angeles City Philippines is home to a large nightlife district along Fields Avenue where many of the clubs that were closed down in Manila, Ermita district moved.

The area is also filled with good restaurants, cheap motorcycle rentals, high-speed internet cafes, and a host of other attractions for those not interested in the clubs. That is why Angeles City became Pamapanga's premiere city and hub of commercial activity.

Angeles City Philippines is part of the province of Pampanga. It is located near the Clark International Airport and Clark Special Economic Zone (formerly Clark Air Base) and situated along major railroad line in a rice and sugarcane growing region.

Angeles has huge tracks of plains good for growing sugarcane and rice. It is also abundant in different kinds of trees and flowers because of its rich volcanic soil, plentiful rivers and a good combination of dry and rainy seasons. Angeles City lies within the region of the central plains which covers the largest contiguous lowlands in the Philippines.

In former times, Angeles was named Kuliat because of the abundance of vines of the same name in the area. In December 8, 1829, it was renamed Angeles and received its first official municipal charter after having remained a barrio of San Fernando for a span of 33 years. The first American government of Angeles was headed by Gen. Frederick D. Grant in January 1, 1900.

The tremendous growth in Angeles City's economy started after the end of the World War II and still continues until now, having earned its present position as the premiere city in Central Luzon. Finally, in 1964, Angeles received official Philippine recognition as a city. Its chief industries are sugar refining and food processing. Angeles also has a cottage industry that includes rattan furniture production. It also includes the production of coconuts, charcoal and briquettes. Angeles City also advances in global communication technology. It also has a semiconductor industry involved in the manufacturing of electronics and computers.

Aside from the various night life activities which attract visitors to the city, there are also a number of festivals celebrated each year that attract both natives and tourists. The Hot Air Balloon Festival is an annual tournament, held during the month of February, which invites balloonists from local groups and other countries to participate.

In October, there are at least three major activities in the city. The La Naval Fiesta, celebrated every second Sunday of October, is held in commemoration of the Virgin of the Holy Rosary. It is celebrated with religious programs and the finest foods and drinks.

On the last Friday of October, the Fiestang Apu is held at the Apu Shrine, where devotees from all over Pampanga crowd to cmmemorate the image of Jesus Christ lying in the sepulcher. On that same day and the day after, another celebration known as Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan is also held. It is a street party and the biggest of its kind held at night, which lasts up to the wee hours of the following day.

Angeles City Philippines also boasts of a magnificent colonial past, evident in the presence of Spanish ancestral houses, churches and other historical edifices, mostly located along the city's oldest street, Sto. Rosario and Clark Field. Treks to Mount Pinatubo, a dormant volcano, located approximately 24 kilometers away from the city, are also enjoyable for adventurous hikers.




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