San Jose City: Brief History and Places of Interest | Trifter.

San Jose City is popularly known as the “Onion Capital of the Philippines”. Let’s learn about this beautiful city and find out some of its most interesting features.

San Jose City is located in the Province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. It is situated 160 km north of Manila, the country’s capital. That is about 4 hours drive. It is the northernmost city of the province and part of the “Central Plains” of Luzon with a population of more than 122,000 people.

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Brief History

San Jose City is formerly known as “Kabaritan”. The name is derived from the word “barit”, a kind of plant which grew abundantly in the place. Kabaritan means ‘a place where barit is abundant’. The first people who inhabited the place were the Negritos. The city was established as a full pledge municipality in 1894 and became a city in 1969.