Mapandan, Pangasinan

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Poblacion and Municipal Hall
Poblacion and Municipal Hall
Official seal of Mapandan
Nickname(s): Town of the Happy Faces
Motto: "aligwas Mapandan!" (Improving Mapandan!)
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Mapandan
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Mapandan
Mapandan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°01′N 120°27′E / 16.017°N 120.450°E / 16.017; 120.450Coordinates: 16°01′N 120°27′E / 16.017°N 120.450°E / 16.017; 120.450
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 3rd district of Pangasinan
Barangays 15
 • Mayor Maximo M. Calimlim Jr.
 • Total 30.00 km2 (11.58 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 34,439
 • Density 1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2429
Dialing code 75
Income class 2nd class; rural

Mapandan is a second class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 34,439 people.[3]

Mapandan is a Hall of Famer for having the Pangasinan's Cleanest, Safest and Greenest Municipality (Category B). Mapandan was also awarded the Pangasinan's Healthiest Municipality for having the least number of malnourished children.[citation needed]

Mapandan is known for its yearly Pandan or Umbrella Tree Festival.


The municipality was formerly a barrio of Mangaldan. It was conceived into a municipality in 1909. Mapandan (meaning plenty of pandan) got its name from “pandan”, a native palm which grew in abundance in the place at that time. The leaves of the pandan add aroma to the cooked rice if cooked with it. The leaves are also stripped and woven into mats.


Mapandan is located in Eastern-Central part of Pangasinan.Bordered by Mangaldan to the north, Manaoag to the east,and Sta. Barbara to the west and southern part.

Mapandan is landlocked,however,it is not too far from nearby coastal areas of Dagupan City, Binmaley and Mangaldan.

Mapandan is located in central hilly area,having several mountains nearby.

It has a little part of bued river in northern part and an irrigation project also known as Payas irrigation project,which aims for an standard irrigation for farming areas in the municipality.


Mapandan was a former mere Barrio.That was former part of Municipality of Mangaldan.

It is composed of farming areas and cattle ranch farms.

Mapandan is practically rural in terms of its area.


Mapandan is politically subdivided into 15 barangays:[2]

  • Amanoaoac
  • Apaya
  • Aserda
  • Baloling
  • Coral
  • Golden
  • Jimenez
  • Lambayan
  • Luyan
  • Nilombot
  • Pias
  • Poblacion
  • Primicias
  • Santa Maria
  • Torres


Population census of Mapandan
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 25,622 —    
1995 27,439 +1.29%
2000 30,775 +2.49%
2007 32,905 +0.93%
2010 34,439 +1.67%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Public Market


Pangasinan is the main dialect in the town,second is Ilocano and Kapampangan dialects.Filipino-Tagalog based is also spoken in the town.


Major religions are in the town.With different branches of churches within.

  • Iglesia ni Cristo (Nilombot)
  • The Grand Mosque (Luyan)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Nilombot)
  • Kingdom hall of Jehovas Witnesses (Coral)
  • Roman Catholicism (Poblacion and Luyan)
  • Good news to the Nations Outreach (Poblacion)
  • Born Again Christianity (Poblacion)

Roman Catholicism is the major Religion in Mapandan,annexed by different religions around.

Partner Cities[edit]

These are cities Mapandan are associated with:


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  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 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 

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