Lingayen Pangasinan

An encomienda when Pangasinan was created, it was then designated and remains the provincial capital. Lingayen is a 1st class Municipality in the province of Pangasinan. According to the latest census, it has a population of 95,773 people in 16,467 households.Lingayen earned a place in contemporary history when American forces designated it the landing area for the liberation of Northern Luzon from the Japanese. The town is likewise noted for the Limahong Channel which the men of the Chinese pirate dug to elude the pursuing forces of Salcedo. Its "bagoong", also known as maniboc, referring to its place of origin, Barangay Maniboc, is the best in the market, local, national or international.

Lingayen : "liñgayen"

It was auspicious circumstances that brought the Agustinian missionaries to the territory of what is now Lingayen. Together with the Spanish conquistadores they drew up the plan of Lingayen in 1614 after and in accordance with the national pattern and design of staking first the plaza and then to construct the church and the presidencia building on the opposite sides.Lingayen was thus founded and built following the pattern aforesaid as the nucleus. The founders named the town Lingayen at the suggestion of natives themselves due to a certain corpulent tamarind tree growing on the present town plaza at that time. The tree was exceptionally big, tall and spreading that the surrounding trees were just drafts in comparison. Passers-by developed that habit of looking back and back again at this corpulent tree until it would vanish from their rear vie. When they arrived home and were asked what way they took in returning they would simply say "through Liñgayen" (Lingayen). Since then up to the present time the town bears its name as Lingayen.
Lingayen Pangasinan is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.
  • • Aliwekwek
  • • Baay
  • • Balangobong
  • • Balococ
  • • Bantayan
  • • Basing
  • • Capandanan
  • • Domalandan Center
  • • Domalandan East
  • • Domalandan West
  • • Dorongan
  • • Dulag
  • • Estanza
  • • Lasip
  • • Libsong East

  • • Libsong West
  • • Malawa
  • • Malimpuec
  • • Maniboc
  • • Matalava
  • • Naguelguel
  • • Namolan
  • • Pangapisan North
  • • Pangapisan Sur
  • • Poblacion (capital barangay of Lingayen
  • • Quibaol
  • • Rosario
  • • Sabangan
  • • Talogtog
  • • Tonton
  • • Tumbar
  • • Wawa



Tourist Attraction

Lingayen Church (Epiphany of Our Lord Parish)

One of the important heritage building in Lingayen Pangasinan, features a tiered bell tower that looks something like a pagoda.

Pangasinan Capitol Building

Built in the late colonial days and then renovated after WWII, this is one of the finest buildings in the province.

Lingayen Gulf War Memorial
In the Provincial Capitol Compound are relics reminding the people of the last World War II like fighter plane, Japanese tanks and us cannon are located. These stuff are beautified by the beautiful landscape along capitol compound.

This open-air museum adjoins the public beach and features airplanes and weapons from WWII. In the park, which faces the Capitol and the gulf, are reminders of World War II: a Japanese fighter plane (another plane was destroyed during a storm), two Japanese tanks and a US cannon.

Commemorated Plaque

In memory of those who lost their lives at Lingayen Gulf, Philippines (1944 – 1045). The memorial plaque is dedicated to all service men and civilians who fought bravely against the imperial Japanese forces.

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