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Sta. Ana (Pampanga)

It is a 4th class municipality in the province of Pampanga, Philippines.

According to the latest census, it has a population of 49,756 people in 7,402 households.


Sta. Ana was previously known as Bale Pinpin, meaning “laid aside.” The name came about when the town lost several barrios in 1810 to Arayat, Mexico, and San Luis. It was originally part of the vast tracts of forest land, mainly bamboo groves, ranging from Apalit and Betis. As years passed more people came to settle permanently in the place and cleared the area.


The Spaniards came in the 1600s and established it as a parish in 1760. The church was built in 1836 to serve the increased number of inhabitants. The Spanish authorities named the town after its patron saint, Sta. Ana.



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