, officially the ( pam|Balen ning La Paz; pag|Baley na La Paz; tl|Bayan ng La Paz), is a in the province of , . According to the , it has a population of people.


The early history of La Paz is unclear. Legends state that there was an old pueblo called "Cama Juan" situated along the bank of the Chico River, bordering the province of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija. When the Chico River overflowed during a storm, a great flood swept the entire pueblo during the night. The flood is said to have devastated the area, claiming many lives. This forced the inhabitants of "Cama Juan" to evacuate. The old site (Cama Juan) is known as "Balen Melakwan" or "Abandoned Town". The inhabitants chose a field of evergreen grass and shrubbery on which to rebuild, which they named "Matayumtayum". Towards the end of the nineteenth century, Francisco Macabulos and Captain Mariano Ignacio selected a more centrally located site for the future town to be known as La Paz. This existed only as a barrio of the town of Tarlac until 1892, when it was separated from the latter and rechristened in honor of its patron saint Nuestra Senora de La Paz y Buen Viaje. Its emergence as a new town gave its citizens a chance to run their own government with Martin Aquino as the first Governadorcillo. La Paz was made the first seat of the revolutionary government of the province of Tarlac during the Spanish regime with Gen. Francisco Makabulos as its first provincial governor.


La Paz lies in the southeast portion of the province of Tarlac, from Metro Manila, from the provincial capital (Tarlac City) and from the regional center (San Fernando City aka San Fernando, Pampanga). It is bounded on the north by the town of Victoria, on the east by the Province of Nueva Ecija, on the south by the town of Concepcion and on the west by Tarlac City. The municipality has a total land area of which represents 2.34% of the entire provincial area. La Paz is politically subdivided into 18 barangays, of which barangays San Isidro and San Roque are considered as urban areas and the rest of the barangays are considered rural areas.


La Paz is politically subdivided into 21 barangays: * Balanoy * Bantog-Caricutan * Caramutan * Caut * Comillas * Dumarais * Guevarra * Kapanikian * La Purisima * Lara * Laungcupang * Lomboy * Macalong * Matayumtayum * Mayang * Motrico * Paludpud * Rizal * San Isidro (Poblacion) * San Roque (Poblacion) * Sierra



In the , the population of La Paz, Tarlac, was people, with a density of .


The feast of Nuestra De Seṅora De La Paz every January 23 to 24. Other tourism attractions in the town include Macabulos ancestral house, Nuestra Seṅora De La Paz Church, and Chico River Grill Station.


The municipality has an approximate total road network of which are classified into four (4) categories, namely: national, provincial, municipal and barangay roads. The barangay road network has an approximate length of . The roads are paved with either concrete, asphalt, gravel or dirt. The gravel and dirt roads have a total length of . La Paz is the northern terminus of the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) where it connects with Tarlac–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway (TPLEx) and Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEx). Several buses from Metro Manila going Nueva Ecija passes through the town via Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).

Points of interest

* (F-1790) Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaj

La Paz 2314 Tarlac, Philippine

(Titular: Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Feast day, January 24; Former Parish Priest: Father Ramon Capun

under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarlac

Pilgrims seek healing

Vicariate of Immaculate Conception (Victoria, Tarlac) Vicar Forane: Father Vely Lapita


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External links

* Philippine Standard Geographic Codebr>New Website

La Paz, Tarlac

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