Lingayen Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Lingayen is a 1st class coastal municipality of Pangasinan Province in Ilocos Region or Region 1, Philippines.

Lingayen Municipal Hall
Lingayen Municipal Hall (Credit: youtube.com)

Profile of Lingayen Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Pangasinan in Ilocos Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Binmaley (east), San Carlos City (south), Bugallon (southwest), Labrador (west)
Area –> 62.76 km2 (24.23 sq mi)
Population –> 103,278 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 209,152,018.15
Barangays –> 32
Terrain –> Lowland
Industries –> Trading, Tourism, Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Pangasinense, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Jumel Espino
Mayor –> Leopoldo Bataoil
Vice Mayor –> Judy D. Vargas

History of Lingayen

The town of Lingayen was established on January 6, 1614.

In 1903, Lingayen was already a thriving municipality with a population of 21,529.

Economy of Lingayen

As the capital of Pangasinan, Lingayen is home to many government officials and employees. With its sizable population together with the adjoining towns, many malls and other commercial houses are found in the town center. Still, agriculture is an important pillar of the local economy where fish and rice are the major products.

Tourist Spots in

Lingayen Beach
Lingayen BayWalk
Provincial Capitol and Park
Plaza de Lingayen
Princess Urduja Palace that serves as the governor’s residence and guest house
Lingayen Gulf Landing Monument
Limahong Channel Tourism Center
Narciso Ramos Sports Complex & Civic Center
Malong Building
Palaris Building
Sison Auditorium

Festivals in

Bagoong Festival
Lingayen Gulf Landing Festival
Pista’y Dayat Festival (sea festival)
Map of Lingayen Municipality in Pangasinan

See also: Profile of Mayor Leopoldo Bataoil, Governor Amado Espino III

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