The Science City of Muñoz is one of the five (5) DepEd divisions of the province of Nueva Ecija. It is traversed by the Maharlika National Highway going to the Cagayan Valley Region and a secondary national road going to Pangasinan. Globally positioned at 15.71° N latitude and 120.90° E longitude it is situated 147 kms North of Manila and/or 30 kms away from Palayan City, the seat of the provincial capitol.
The City’s Physical and Economic Surroundings. Regional, National and Global Perspectives
The Science City of Muñoz is bounded by six (6) municipalities and one (1) city, namely: municipality of Lupao on the North, municipality of Talugtug on the Northwest, municipalities of Sto. Domingo and Talavera on the Southwest, municipality of Guimba on the West, and the municipality of Llanera and San Jose City on the East.
All these surrounding towns and city are all farming communities. San Jose City, which is only 12 kilometers away, serves as a crossroad to Region II and I and is presently a center of trade and commerce in the area.
Muñoz belongs to the “W” Growth Corridor of Central Luzon where the city is tasked to share its expertise in agri-technologies towards the development of the region. Muñoz is also home to the prestigious Central Luzon State University (CLSU) where most of the R&D centers and other centers of excellence are located.
Nationally, it is known as the first and only Science City of the country and probably the first legislated Science City in the world. It is visualized to serve as a shining example of a community that will be known as a source of innovation, new knowledge, and breakthroughs. It is viewed as a place of agri-techno tourism due to its prominence in research, science and technology. Public and private research and development centers from here and abroad are encouraged to establish their offices and laboratories in Muñoz to for them to fit in the prestigious circle of R&D institutions. Likewise, it is considered as a world-class science community that will provide the vital role for the development of human expertise and scientific resources.