It is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines.
According to the latest census, Floridablanca has a population of 103,388 people in 16,591 households.
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 approximately 23 kilometers from the city of San Fernando
and 90 kilometers from Manila
. The town has an elevation of 12 feet (4 m) above sea level.
Floridablanca was first established in 1823 as a settlement, or hacienda, by Spanish friars belonging to the Order of Saint Augustine. The mission was under the Parish of Lubao and supervised by a capellan or a priest. They erected a make-shift hut which served as a chapel and named the place San Jose de Calumpaui in honor of Saint Joseph, who eventually became the town's patron saint. The primary purpose of the Spanish Priests was to convert the Aetas to Christianity and at the same time minister to the spiritual needs of a few Spanish and their Filipino farm workers who settled and cultivated the lands of the town.
Two contending claims exist as to the exact location where the Chapel was built. Some maintain that it was in San Nicolas or Calumpaui, while others insist that it was in San Jose. Both claims could be true because San Nicolas was a former sitio and part of the extensive landholdings of San Jose during that period.