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Santa Maria
Santa Maria de Pandi
Municipality of Santa Maria
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(From top, left to right): Población skyline • Paso Bridge • Immaculate Conception Church • Philippine Arena • Municipal Hall at night
Official seal of Santa Maria
Nickname(s): The Heartland of Luzon
Motto: Santa Maria sa pag-unlad, Kasama Ka!
(English: Santa Maria Progresses With You!)
Anthem: Bayan Kong Mahal
(English: My Beloved Town)
Map of Bulacan showing the location of Santa Maria
Country  Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Flag of Bulacan.gif Bulacan
District Fourth District
Administrative Center Barangay Población
Settled 13th century CE
(part of the Kingdom of Tondo)
• Barrio circa 1647 (1647)
• Hacienda July 4, 1699 (1699-07-04)
Founded by Fray Francisco Javier OFM
 • Total 90.92 km2 (35.10 sq mi)
Elevation 5 – 101 m (16 – 331 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 256,454
 • Estimate (2016) 264,840
 • Rank 5th of 1,489 municipalities
 • Density 2,820.65/km2 (7,305.4/sq mi)
 • Poverty rate 4.1%
 • HDI (2006) Increase 0.763 • high
Demonym(s) Santa Maríans
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Economy First Class (since July 1, 1996)
• Revenue Increase PHP 533.28 million (2015)
• Expenses Increase PHP 361.08 million (2015)
• Total Assets Increase PHP 872.52 million (2015)
Electricity Manila Electric Company
• Consumption 185.48 million kWh (2003)

Santa Maria is a municipality (town) in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It lies 32 kilometers northeast of Manila and is located at the eastern portion of the province. It is surrounded by the towns of Angat and Pandi in the north; by San Jose del Monte City in the south; by Norzagaray in the east; and by Marilao and Bocaue in the west.

According to the 2007 Philippine national census (a total count of the country's population), it has 205,258 people.

It is divided into 24 barangays (villages). These barangays are:

  1. Bagbaguin
  2. Balasing
  3. Buenavista
  4. Bulac
  5. Camangyanan
  6. Catmon
  7. Caypombo
  8. Caysio
  9. Guyong
  10. Lalakhan
  11. Mag-asawang Sapa
  12. Mahabang Parang
  13. Manggahan
  14. Parada
  15. Poblacion (Santa Maria town proper)
  16. Pulong Buhangin
  17. San Gabriel
  18. San Jose Patag
  19. San Vicente
  20. Santa Clara
  21. Santa Cruz
  22. Silangan
  23. Tabing Bakod (Santo Tomas)
  24. Tumana

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