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Urdaneta Pangasinan
Urdaneta City Hall (Credit: Facebook page)

Profile of Urdaneta City
Location –> Central part of Pangasinan, Ilocos Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Binalonan, Asingan, Villasis, and Sta. Barbara
Distance from Manila –> 186 kilometers north
Area –> 100.26 km2 (38.71 sq mi)
Population –> 132,940 (2015 census)
No. of Barangays –> 34
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading
Mayor –> Julio Parayno III
Predecessor –> Amadeo Gregorio E. Perez IV
Vice Mayor –> Jimmy Parayno
Representative –>

Urdaneta City History

Urdaneta was founded as a pueblo (town) on January 8, 1858.

Due to its strategic location along the main national highway, it developed as a trading center especially livestock. On March 21, 1998, Urdaneta became a city after the people ratified its charter Republic Act 8480 which was signed on January 10, 1998 by President Fidel Ramos.

Urdaneta Pangasinan Tourist Spots

Bagsakan Center
Fray Andres de Urdaneta Monument

Andres Urdaneta Monument in Urdaneta City (Credit: Josu Goñi Etxabe from wiki commons)

Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Urdaneta City Museum
Pasalubong Center

Urdaneta Festivals

Dumayo Festival – celebrated annually from March 18 to March 31
Feast of the Immaculate Conception – celebrated every first week of December

RELATED: Profile of Pangasinan Province
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province

See also: Profile and Tourist Spots of Alaminos City, Dagupan City, and San Carlos City Pangasinan

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