Welcome to the Municipality of Anao the Ylang-Ylang Capital of Tarlac!
Anao is a 5th class Municipality in the Province of Tarlac, Philippines.
As the smallest municipality in the province, Anao covers a total land area of 2,387 hectares (5,900 acres). The area occupied by the municipality was formerly a part of Pangasinan. It is 34 kilometers (21 mi) east of the Provincial Capital and nestling on the Tarlac-Nueva Ecija border. Located in the north-eastern part of Tarlac, it is bounded on the north by San Manuel, in the easr by Nampicuan, on the south by Ramos and on the west by Paniqui and Moncada.
The smallest town in terms of land area, Anao is a relatively an old town having been organized into a municipality as early as March 16, 1870. But even before that, the history of Anao dates back much earlier. The area where Anao is now located was formerly a part of Pangasinan but was made part of the Province of Tarlac when it was created during the Spanish rule in early 1800s.
Payak ka mang naturingan
Hamak man ang kalagayan
Hindi naman masusukat
Taglay mong sigla’t sikap.
Mamamayang manahan sa iyong kandungan
Pag-ibig talino’t paglilingkod ay alay
Pagpapakasakit ay pinamuhunan
Upang dangal ng lahi itanghal ng lubusan.
Mahal naming Anao, tahimik na bayan
Ang halimuyak mo’y dama sa Ylang-Ylang
Taglay mong liwanag ng kapayapaan
Sinag ng pag-asa sa kinabukasan.
Kalinisa’t luntian mo’y aming karangalan
And kabukiran mo’y aming kayamanan
Mabuhay kang tunay pinagpalang bayan
MABUHAY! MABUHAY! MAHAL NAMING ANAO!