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Map of Aurora showing the location of Dingalan
Map of Aurora showing the location of Dingalan
Dingalan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°23′N 121°24′E / 15.383°N 121.400°E / 15.383; 121.400Coordinates: 15°23′N 121°24′E / 15.383°N 121.400°E / 15.383; 121.400
Country Philippines
Region Central Luzon (Region III)
Province Aurora
District Lone District
Founded 1962
Barangays 11
 • Mayor Zenaida Q. Padiernos
 • Total 304.55 km2 (117.59 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 23,554
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 3207
Dialing code 42
Income class 3rd class
Website www.dingalanlgu.gov.ph

Dingalan is a third class municipality in the province of Aurora, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,554 people.[3]

Dingalan has several caves, of which the Lamao Caves are the best known. The rough shoreline and very high waves of Dingalan makes it attractive to surfers.


Dingalan is situated approximately 183 kilometres (114 mi) north-east of Manila. It is bounded on the north by San Luis (in Aurora province), on the west by Gabaldon and General Tinio (Nueva Ecija) and Doña Remedios Trinidad (Bulacan), on the south by General Nakar (Quezon), and on the east by the Benham Rise or Plateau and Pacific Ocean.

It is a small town with one main cemented road with branching alleys. Further south of the town proper are the barangays of Aplaya,butas na bato,Matawe, Ibona,dikapanikian and Umiray. The premier barangay north of the town is Paltic. All of the barangays are located on the seashore, except for poblacion and two barangay located in the mountains. The whole town is mountainous due to the Sierra Madre Mountains. The Umiray River separates the town from Quezon Province.


Dingalan is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.[2]

  • Aplaya
  • Butas Na Bato
  • Cabog (Matawe)
  • Caragsacan
  • Davildavilan
  • Dikapanikian
  • Ibona
  • Paltic
  • Poblacion
  • Tanawan
  • Umiray (Malamig)


Dingalan, formerly just a barrio, was created a municipal district within the municipality of Baler in 1956.[4] It was declared a town in 1962.

From November 30 to December 3, 2004, the town was wiped out by the tropical storms Violeta, Winnie, and Yoyong. The town benefited by relief efforts from foreign traders, some Christian groups, La Salle Greenhills, and the Philippine National Red Cross.


Population census of Dingalan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 14,475 —    
1995 19,325 +5.56%
2000 20,157 +0.91%
2007 21,992 +1.21%
2010 23,554 +2.53%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]



  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: AURORA". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  4. ^ "An Act Creating the Municipal District of Dingalan in the Municipality of Baler, Subprovince of Aurora, Province of Quezon". LawPH.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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