Lingayen, Pangasinan

Lingayen, Pangasinan

Infobox Philippine municipality
infoboxtitle = Municipality of Lingayen, Pangasinan

sealfile = Lingayen Pangasinan.png region = Ilocos Region (Region I)
province = Pangasinan
pop2007 = 95,773
barangays = 32
districts = 2nd District, Pangasinan
class = 1st class; urban
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_pangasinan_lingayen.png caption = Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Lingayen.

Lingayen is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Pangasinan. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 95,773 people in 16,467 households.

Lingayen was one of strategic points during World War II. Lingayen's long beach served as runway for several attack planes.


Lingayen is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.

* Aliwekwek
* Baay
* Balangobong
* Balococ
* Bantayan, known for the hospitability of the people living there
* 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
* Quibaol
* Rosario
* Sabangan
* Talogtog
* Tonton
* Tumbar
* Wawa

Battle for Lingayen

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle for Lingayen
partof=Seven Years' War
result=Decisive British and Filipino Victory
combatant1=flagicon|United Kingdom|1606 Kingdom of Great Britain

combatant2=flagicon|Spain|1506 Kingdom of Spain
commanders1=flagicon|United Kingdom|1606 General William Towns
Miguel Seveses
commanders2=flagicon|Spain|1506 Gregorio Castro†
strength1=200 British,
400 Filipinos
strength2=900 Spanish

The battle for Lingayen was fought between British and Spanish forces during the Seven Years' War. British forces were assisted by Filipino Revolutionaries. Gregorio Castro leader of the 900 Spanish forces gathered 100 soldiers to the beach to fight the landing British Forces but the other 800 Spanish were attacked by Filipinos under Miguel Seveses while on their way to the beach in so doing giving the British a better chance to land with low Spanish resistance. As soon as the British landed on Lingayen they were assisted by Filipinos in fighting the Spanish and as soon as Spanish forces in the beach were defeated they were led into the city by Filipino Civilians. Gregorio was killed by Filipinos and British riflemen when he attempted to leave. British forces attacked Lingayen to distract Spanish forces from Manila.

Battle for Lingayen (1945)

Infobox Military Conflict
partof=World War 2
result=Decisive Allied victory
commander1=flagicon|United States Douglas MacArthur
flagicon|Philippines Capt. Michale Fernando
commander2=flagicon|Japan Gen. Hideki Urano†
strength1=100 Americans, 200 Filipinos, 30 American aircraft
strength2=300 Japanese ground forces, 20 Japanese aircraft

During World War 2 American and Philippine forces took back Lingayen from Japanese forces in Pangasinan. US and Philippine forces were met with dug in Japanese Infantry and buildings garrisoned by Japanese soldiers.


* [ Pangasinan Wikipedia]
* [ Philippine Standard Geographic Code]
* [ 2000 Philippine Census Information]
* [ Official Website of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan]
* [ Pangasinan: Preservation and Revitalization of the Pangasinan Language and Literature]
* [ Sunday Punch]
* [ Sun Star Pangasinan]
* [ Pangasinan Star Online]

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