Angeles City is a highly urbanized city located geographically within the province of Pampanga in the Philippines. It is bordered by Mabalacat to the north; Mexico to the east; San Fernando to the southeast; Bacolor to the south; and Porac to the southwest and west. The city administers itself autonomously from Pampanga and, as of the 2015 census, it has a population of 411,634.
Angeles ranked 15th in a survey by MoneySense Magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the Philippines” in its March–April 2008 issue. In August 2007, the greater metropolitan area centered on Angeles, called Metro Angeles, which includes the cities of San Fernando and Mabalacat and the towns of Porac and Bacolor, was also mentioned as one of the 12 Metropolitan Areas in the Philippines by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and named as one of the six region-based metropolitan areas with relatively high GDP rates, with Metro Angeles garnering 8.5%.
The City has won Pearl Awards granted by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines – Department of Tourism for Best Practices in Community-based Responsible Tourism – Heritage Conservation in 2015 and 2016.