Bamban is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 46,360 people in 9,113 households. The municipality of Bamban is the southernmost gateway of the melting pot province of Tarlac in the Central Plain of Luzon in the Philippines. To fully understand Bamban, one has to go back to that fateful day before 1812 when 12 Sibal siblings from Pampanga and their families decided to look for greener pastures. They found a fertile plain bounded by the Parua River to the south, a place full of "bamban" plants,a type of bamboo. There were 11 brothers and a sister who eventually married a Maristela gentleman from Capas. To this day, most of the people of Bamban can trace their roots to one of the 12 Sibal siblings.
Bamban is politically subdivided into 15 barangays.
- Dela Cruz
- La Paz
- San Nicolas (Pob.)
- San Pedro
- San Rafael
- San Roque
- San Vicente
- Santo Niño
- Virgen de los Remedios (Pacalcal)
- Pasyalan Tarlac
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
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