|Region||Central Luzon (Region III)|
|Area|| 45.60 km²|
|Total (2000)|| 31,253|
Palayan City is a 4th class city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. It is the capital city of Nueva Ecija.According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 31,253 people in 6,279 households.
Palayan City was created in 1965 by the congress of the Philippines and one of the 6 cities of the Philippines whose creation was specifically planned (the other five cities are Manila, Baguio, Quezon City, Trece Martires City, and the Island Garden City of Samal). Palayan is located in the heart of Nueva Ecija.
Palayan City is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.