Dagupan

Dagupan, officially known as the City of Dagupan (Pangasinan: Siyudad na Dagupan, Ilocano: Siudad ti Dagupan, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Dagupan), is a 2nd class independent component city[9] in the Ilocos Region, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 174,302 people.[6]

Dagupan
City of Dagupan
Clockwise from top-left: Dagupan City Welcome Arch, Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, CSI Supermarket, Dagupan Train Museum
Nickname(s): 
Bangus (Milkfish) Capital of the Philippines[1]
Kitchen of the North[2][3]
Map of Pangasinan with Dagupan highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Dagupan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°02′35″N 120°20′02″E
CountryPhilippines
RegionIlocos Region
ProvincePangasinan (geographically only)
District 4th district
Founded1590
CityhoodJune 20, 1947
Barangays31 (see Barangays)
Government
[4]
  TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
  MayorBelen T. Fernandez (Aksyon)
  Vice MayorDean Bryan L. Kua (Aksyon)
  RepresentativeChristopher P. de Venecia (Lakas-CMD)
  City Council
Members
  Electorate138,721 voters (2022)
Area
  Total44.47 km2 (17.17 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Highest elevation
461 m (1,512 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)[6]
  Total174,302
  Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
  Households
42,017
Demonym(s)Dagupeño (masculine)
Dagupeña (feminine)
Dagupenean
Economy
  Income class2nd city income class
  Poverty incidence9.19% (2018)[7]
  Revenue₱1,104,356,759.21 (2020)[8]
  Assets₱3,100,981,507.65 (2020)
  Expenditure₱1,016,850,298.56 (2020)
  Liabilities₱707,934,549.04 (2020)
Service provider
  ElectricityDagupan Electric Corporation (DECORP)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2400
PSGC
IDD:area code+63(0)75
Native languagesPangasinan
Ilocano
Tagalog
Websitedagupan.gov.ph

Located on the Lingayen Gulf on the northwest-central part of the island of Luzon, Dagupan is a major commercial and financial center north of Manila. Also, the city is one of the centers of modern medical services, media and communication in North-Central Luzon. The city is situated within the fertile Agno River Valley.

Milkfish or locally known as Bangus

The city is among the top producers of milkfish (locally known as bangus) in the province. From 2001 to 2003, Dagupan's milkfish production totaled to 35,560.1 metric tons (MT), contributing 16.8 percent to the total provincial production. Of its total production in the past three years, 78.5 percent grew in fish pens/cages while the rest grew in brackish water fishponds.[10]

Dagupan is administratively and politically independent from the provincial government of Pangasinan and is only represented by the province's legislative district.

Dagupan City is one of the proposed metropolitan area in the Philippines.[11] Metro Dagupan is proposed to include the independent component city of Dagupan, as well as the towns of Binmaley, Calasiao, Lingayen, Manaoag, Mangaldan, Mapandan, San Fabian, San Jacinto, and Santa Barbara.


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