Provinces

Pangasinan Province

Written by Patrick

ABOUT

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.

LOCATION

Pangasinan

Coordinates: 15°55′N 120°20′E

FAST FACTS

The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.

Province:
Pangasinan
Location:
15°55′N 120°20′E | View Map
Year Founded:
1580
Capital:
Lingayen
Area:
5,451.01 km2 (2,104.65 sq mi)
Population:
3,163,200
Density:
540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Division:
Region:
I
Cities & Towns:
1 Independent city, 3 Component cities, 44 Towns (Municipalities)
Demonym(s):
Pangasinense
Elevation:
(Mount Malico) 1,675 m (5,495 ft)
Time Zone:
PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code:
2400–2447
Area code:
+63 -(075)-XXX-XXXX
Electricity:
Standard voltage is 220V.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
Currency:
Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange Rate:
Approximately 1 USD = 50 PHP | click for exact exchange rate
Income Class:
First Class
Religion(s):
80% Roman Catholic
Language(s):
Pangasinan (official), Bolinao, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Known For:
Calasiao puto
Major Industries:
Agro-Industrial, Businesses
Climate:
Tropical
Best Time to Visit:
November, April
Clothing:
Casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
Airport(s):
Lingayen Airport
Seaport(s):
Sual Port
Bus Terminal(s):
COMING SOON

CLIMATE

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.

READ MORE: Climate & Weather in the Philippines

CITIES & TOWNS

Pampanga Province Map

The Pangasinan province is divided into 44 Municipalities and 4 Cities:

  • Agno
  • Aguilar
  • Alcala
  • Anda
  • Asingan
  • Balungao
  • Bani
  • Basista
  • Bautista
  • Bayambang
  • Binalonan
  • Binmaley
  • Bolinao
  • Bugallon
  • Burgos
  • Calasiao
  • Dasol
  • Infanta
  • Labrador
  • Laoac
  • Lingayen (capital)
  • Mabini
  • Malasiqui
  • Manaoag
  • Mangaldan
  • Mangatarem
  • Mapandan
  • Loay
  • Loboc
  • Loon
  • Mabini
  • Maribojoc
  • San Manuel
  • San Nicolas
  • San Quintin
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Maria
  • Santo Tomas
  • Sison
  • Sual
  • Tayug
  • Umingan
  • Urbiztondo
  • Villasis
 

ISLANDS

There are 8 outlying islands surrounding the mainland of Pangasinan which are under the jurisdiction of the province.

  • Anda Island
  • Cabalitian Island
  • Cangaluyan Island
  • Catipan Island
  • Hundred Islands
  • Narra Island
  • Santiago Island
  • Siapar Island
 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Pangasinan province:

  • Abagatanen Beach
  • Balingasay River
  • Bolinao Falls
  • Bonuan Blue Beach
  • Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
  • Children’s Island
  • Cindy’s Cave
  • Culebra Island
  • Dagupan City Museum
  • Death Pool
  • Enchanted Cave
  • Hundred Islands
  • Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag
  • Pantal River
  • Patar Beach and Rock Formation
  • Saint James the Great Parish Church
  • San Roque Dam
  • Scout Island
  • St. Patrick’s Church
  • Sunflower-Maze Allied Botanical Corporation
  • Tara Falls
  • Tondaligan People’s Park
  • Tondol Beach
  • Wonderful Cave
 

FESTIVALS

The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Pangasinan throughout the year:

  • Bagoong Festival (Lingayen) – January
  • Patupat Festival (Pozorrubio) – January
  • Talong Festival (Villasis) – January 12
  • Sigay Festival (Binmaley) – February 3
  • Goat Festival (Balungao) – March 16-21
  • Corn Festival (Sto. Tomas) – March 26
  • Dumayo Festival (Urdaneta City) – March 18-31
  • Bangus Festival (Dagupan City) – April
  • Malangsi Festival (Bayambang) – April 1-8
  • Pandan Festival (Mapandan) – April 11-16
  • Mangunguna Festival (Bolinao) – April 9-14
  • Mango-Bamboo Festival (San Carlos City) – Last week of April
  • Pista’y Dayat (Lingayen) – May
  • Calasiao Puto Festival (Calasiao) – December
  • Galicayo Festival (Manaoag) – December 8

FAQs

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

RESOURCE: Best Online Transportation Resource for the Philippines

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…

READ MORE: Climate & Weather of the Philippines

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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