Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dagupan City in a Nutshell

Dagupan City (Siyudad na Dagupan in the Pangasinan language) is a 1st class city in the Philippines. It is an independent component city of the province of Pangasinan. According to the latest census, Dagupan City has a population of 149,554 people in 25,921 households. Located on Lingayen Gulf on the island of Luzon, Dagupan is the chief port and commercial and financial center of Northern Luzon; an active trade is conducted in sugarcane, corn, rice, copra, salt, and an alcoholic liquor produced from the nipa palm. The city is known as the bangus (milkfish) capital of the Philippines because of its abundance of fresh bangus. The city's name is derived from pandaragupan in the local Pangasinan language meaning 'gathering place' as the city has been a regional market center for centuries.

1 comment:

  1. Dagupan's a shitty place! The only thing I wanted there is bangus and that's it! Anything else is crappy! traffic, dirty streets, no fancy shopping malls and corrupt officials!

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