|Municipality of Balungao|
Balungao Town Hall
Map of Pangasinan with Balungao highlighted
|Region||Ilocos Region (Region I)|
|District||6th District, Pangasinan|
|Founded||March 19, 1815|
|Barangays||20 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Philipp G. Peralta|
|• Vice Mayor||Minda T. Peralta|
|• Electorate||17,999 voters (2016)|
|• Total||73.25 km2 (28.28 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)75|
|Climate type||Tropical monsoon climate|
|Income class||4th municipal income class|
|Revenue (₱)||88,743,226.31 (2016)|
|Poverty incidence||12.23 (2012)|
Balungao, officially the Municipality of Balungao, (Pangasinan: Baley na Balungao; Ilokano: Ili ti Balungao; Tagalog: Bayan ng Balungao), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 31,106 people.
The town is located in the south-eastern part of the province bordering the province of Nueva Ecija to the south. Balungao is partially urban community with an area of 7,325 hectares (18,100 acres).
Balungao is politically subdivided into 20 barangays.
- Angayan Norte
- Angayan Sur
- San Andres
- San Aurelio 1st
- San Aurelio 2nd
- San Aurelio 3rd
- San Joaquin
- San Julian
- San Leon
- San Marcelino
- San Miguel
- San Raymundo
The town of Balungao were first inhabited by nomadic people from the Ilocos region who found their way to the area through San Fabian, Pangasinan. They were farmers looking for places to settle down, engaging in agriculture to survive. Its origin is evident in the fact that Balungao is one of the Ilocano-speaking towns in the province where the primary language is the Pangasinense.
Balungao was originally called Panaclaban and was a part of Cuyapo town in the adjacent province of Nueva Ecija till the latter part of 18th century. It was annexed to the town of Rosales, Pangasinan in the early part of 19th century because of its geographic location. It officially became an independent municipality in 1815.
|Population census of Balungao|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
|Climate data for Balungao, Pangasinan|
|Average high °C (°F)||29
|Average low °C (°F)||21
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||127.5
|Average rainy days||17||17||17||15||20||19||19||20||21||20||17||19||221|
|Source: World Weather Online|
Places of interest
Mount Balungao (extinct volcano, 382 metres (1,253 ft) ASL located in the municipality of Balungao. Its volcanic past is manifested by its physical profile and the presence of hot and cold springs. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) lists Mount Balungao as an inactive volcano.) is an
Balungao Hilltop Adventure
Balungao opened its doors to adventure travel tourism with the opening of Balungao Hilltop Adventure ( ) on September 8, 2011. Located at the foot of Mount Balungao, the resort was constructed by the municipal government of Balungao and boasts the 2nd longest Zip-line in the Philippines (2011) at 600 metres (2,000 ft) long. The Balungao Hilltop Adventure also offers ATV or quad bike adventure, bungee trampoline, biking, mountain climbing, and the refurbished hot and cold spring swimming pools.
It originally started as the Mt. Balungao Hot and Cold Springs Resort under the administration of then Mayor Jose G. Peralta Jr. It was not until 2011, under the administration of the Mayor Philipp G. Peralta, that it was repackaged for adventure travelers.
Longest Zipline in Pangasinan
Balungao Hilltop Adventure offers a Zip Line with a length 600 meters which could last from 15 seconds to a minute depending on your weight and your position when you are suspended at the Zip Line. It begins from a Hill, overlooking the valley passing through another hill down to the Balungao Hot and Cold Spring Resort. It is considered as the longest Zip line in Pangasinan
- San Aurelio National High School
- Rajal-Angayan National High School
- Balungao National High School
- Balungao Central High School
- Remnant International School
- San Leon National High School
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Balungao, Pangasinan.|
- Municipal Profile at the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines
- Balungao Pangasinan Official Website
- Balungao at the Pangasinan Government Website
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Pangasinan.org : Balungao Family and School Reunion Archives