Bulacan (PSGC: 031400000; ISO: PH-BUL
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), officially called the Province of Bulacan (or Lalawigan ng Bulakan in Filipino
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) or simply Bulacan Province, is a first class province
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 of the Republic of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon
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 (Region 3) in the island of Luzon
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, north of Manila
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 (the nation's capital), and part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway Super Region
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