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Profile of San Carlos City
Location –> Central part of Pangasinan, Ilocos Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Lingayen, Binmaley, Calasiao, Malasique, Basista, Urbiztondo, and Aguilar
Distance from Manila –> 208 kilometers north
Area –> 169.03 km2 (65.26 sq mi)
Population –> 188,571 (2015 census)
*San Carlos is the most populous local government unit in Pangasinan.
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading
No. of Barangays –> 86
Revenue (2016) –> 606,804,968.75
San Carlos City History
Binalatongan is the old name of this place before the Spaniards came. It was the capital of a small kingdom which included parts of the neighboring provinces today. When the Spanish Dominican friars arrived, they started evangelizing the local people but there were a lot of abuses committed against the latter.
In 1762, Juan de la Cruz Palaris led a revolt against the Spaniards. The King of Spain became very angry and issued an order to change the name to San Carlos.
On January 1, 1966, San Carlos became a city after the people ratified Republic Act no. 4487 which was signed by then President Ferdinand Marcos through the efforts of Congressman Angel B. Fernandez.
In 2007, then Mayor Julian Resuello was assassinated in Barangay Elang. He was running for the position of vice mayor for the election that year.
Binalatongan Ruins in San Juan
Saint Dominic Guzman Parish
San Juan River
Speaker Eugenio Perez Memorial Park
San carlos Festivals