Pangasinan is a province in the Philippines. Its provincial capital is Lingayen. Pangasinan is also known for its delicious mangoes and ceramic oven-baked Calasiao puto (native rice cake). Pangasinan occupies a strategic geo-political position in the central plain of Luzon. Pangasinan has been described as a gateway to Northern Luzon.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate in this province is a tropical climate. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Af. The average annual temperature is 27.0 °C in New Pangasinan. The average annual rainfall is 1948 mm.
The dry season, which spans from November to April, is the best time to visit Pangasinan and enjoy its attractions.
The most appropriate clothing for this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Pangasinan province is divided into 44 Municipalities and 4 Cities:
There are 8 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Pangasinan which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Pangasinan province:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Pangasinan throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Pangasinan province.
Where in the Philippines is Pangasinan located?
Pangasinan is located on Western Luzon and under the Ilocos Region.
Is Pangasinan a city or province?
Pangasinan is a province.
What is the Capital of Pangasinan?
The capital of Pangasinan is Lingayen.
What is Pangasinan famous or known for?
Pangasinan is famous or known for Calasiao puto.
How do I get to Pangasinan?
There are several ways to get to Pangasinan, the most common being from Manila:
- Bus | 5 hours | $5-$12
- Taxi | 3 hours | $60-$74
- Drive | 3 hours | $16-$26
How many islands are in Pangasinan?
There are 8 islands in Pangasinan province.
What does Pangasinan mean?
Pangasinan comes from the root word “asin” which means “salt”, the prefix “pang” meaning “for” and suffix “an” which signifies a location. Pangasinan therefore means “place of salt” or “place of salt-making”.
How Safe is Traveling in Pangasinan?
Pangasinan is very safe for locals and tourists.
Is the climate in Pangasinan the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Pangasinan province is considered tropical. It is similar to most provinces of the Philippines.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below…
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