San Carlos, Pangasinan

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San Carlos
Binalatongan
Component City
City of San Carlos
San Carlos Pangasinan 3.JPG
Official seal of San Carlos
Seal
Nickname(s): The Heart of Pangasinan
Map of Pangasinan with San Carlos highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with San Carlos highlighted
San Carlos is located in Philippines
San Carlos
San Carlos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°55′41″N 120°20′56″E / 15.92806°N 120.34889°E / 15.92806; 120.34889Coordinates: 15°55′41″N 120°20′56″E / 15.92806°N 120.34889°E / 15.92806; 120.34889
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 3rd district of Pangasinan
Founded 1578
Cityhood January 1, 1966
Barangays 86 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Panlungsod
 • Mayor Joseres Resuello
 • Vice Mayor Julier Resuello
 • Electorate 96,875 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 169.03 km2 (65.26 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 188,571
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2420
PSGC 015532000
IDD:area code +63 (0)75
Climate type tropical monsoon climate
Income class 3rd city income class
Revenue (₱) 172,383,745.00 (2013)[4]
Poverty incidence 15.98 (2012)[5]

San Carlos, officially the City of San Carlos, (Pangasinan: Siyudad na San Carlos/Binalatongan; Filipino: Lungsod ng San Carlos/Binalatongan), is a 3rd class city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 188,571 people.[3].

As the most populated city in Pangasinan and the entire Ilocos Region, it is situated in the central plains of the very heart of Pangasinan, its nearby neighbors are Lingayen, Binmaley, Calasiao, Santa Barbara, Malasiqui, Bayambang, Mangatarem, Urbiztondo and Aguilar with bordering Bugallon and Basista.[6]

History[edit]

Precolonial times[edit]

San Carlos City was once known as Binalatongan and is the capital of the Huangdom of Pangasinan, which also includes the present-day towns of Northern Tarlac, La Union, Benguet, Zambales, Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya. During that time, Pangasinan traded with Japan, China and other Southeast Asian empires and national entities and enjoyed full independence and prosperity.

Barangays[edit]

San Carlos City is politically subdivided into 86 barangays.

  • Abanon
  • M.Soriano St. (Poblacion)
  • Agdao
  • Anando
  • Antipangol
  • Aponit
  • Bacnar
  • Balaya
  • Balayong
  • Baldog
  • Balite Sur
  • Balococ
  • Bani
  • Bocboc
  • Bugallon-Posadas Street (Pob.)
  • Bogaoan
  • Bolingit
  • Bolosan
  • Bonifacio (Pob.)
  • Buenglat
  • Burgos-Padlan (Pob.)
  • Cacaritan
  • Caingal
  • Calobaoan
  • Calomboyan
  • Capataan
  • Caoayan-Kiling
  • Cobol
  • Coliling
  • Cruz
  • Doyong
  • Gamata
  • Guelew
  • Ilang
  • Inerangan
  • Isla
  • Libas
  • Lilimasan
  • Longos
  • Lucban (Pob.)
  • Mabalbalino
  • Mabini (Pob.)
  • Magtaking
  • Malacañang
  • Maliwara
  • Mamarlao
  • Manzon
  • Matagdem
  • Mestizo Norte
  • Naguilayan
  • Nelintap
  • Padilla-Gomez (Pob.)
  • Pagal
  • Palaming
  • Palaris (Pob.)
  • Palospos
  • Pangalangan
  • Pangoloan
  • Pangpang
  • Paitan-Panoypoy
  • Parayao
  • Payapa
  • Payar
  • Perez Boulevard (Pob.)
  • PNR Site (Pob.)
  • Polo
  • Quezon Boulevard (Pob.)
  • Quintong
  • Rizal Avenue (Pob.)
  • Roxas Boulevard (Pob.)
  • Salinap
  • San Juan
  • San Pedro (Pob.)
  • Sapinit
  • Supo
  • Talang
  • Taloy (Pob.)
  • Tamayo
  • Tandoc
  • Tarece
  • Tarectec
  • Tayambani
  • Tebag
  • Turac
  • Ano
  • Tandang Sora (Pob.)

Demographics[edit]

City Hall
Population census of San Carlos City
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 27,166 —    
1918 35,780 +1.85%
1939 47,334 +1.34%
1948 61,671 +2.98%
1960 73,900 +1.52%
1970 84,333 +1.33%
1975 90,882 +1.51%
1980 101,243 +2.18%
1990 124,529 +2.09%
1995 134,039 +1.39%
2000 154,264 +3.06%
2007 161,884 +0.67%
2010 175,103 +2.90%
2015 188,571 +1.42%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for San Carlos City, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31.1
(88.1)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22.8
(72.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.1
(0.201)
11.6
(0.457)
21.1
(0.831)
27.7
(1.091)
232.9
(9.169)
350.8
(13.811)
679.8
(26.764)
733.1
(28.862)
505
(19.88)
176.6
(6.953)
67.2
(2.646)
17.7
(0.697)
2,828.6
(111.362)
Average rainy days 3 3 3 4 14 18 23 25 22 15 8 4 142
Source: World Weather Online[10]

Economy[edit]

Public Market

Farming, inland fishing, commerce and trade, small-scale manufacturing, handicraft, pottery, fruit-raising, flour-making, and mango production are the principal products of San Carlos.[11]

Tourism[edit]

St. Dominic Church and city plaza

Interesting spots of the town include:

  • 424-year-old Saint Dominic de Guzman Parish Church
  • Speaker Eugenio Perez Memorial Park
  • City Plaza
  • Quadricentennial Arch in Bolingit
  • Binalatongan Ruins in San Juan
  • Philippine Fruit Corporation at Barangay Pagal

Giant mango pie[edit]

On April 26, 2011, 86 barangays in San Carlos baked a 100-square-meter mango pie filling a gymnasium and set the Largest Mango Pie world record (400 sqm na mango pie, iniluto sa San Carlos City). Natives used 400 trays of mango pies (10 kilos each, P 400,000, in a 100-square-meter table and shared by more than 1,200). It highlights San Carlos City's Mango-Bamboo Festival 2011.[12][13][14][15]

Transportation[edit]

Notable bus companies with service to and from Manila include Five Star Bus Company, Dagupan Bus Company, Fermina Express, De Leon Express, Santrans, Victory Liner.

Jeepneys are available for commuters to access to its neighboring towns, like Calasiao and Malasiqui. Trycicles are also available for commuters to barrios and barangays.

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Pangasinan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pangasinan : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). 
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ http://www.saintdominicparish.org/history-of-san-carlos-city.html
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "San Carlos, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  11. ^ Giant Mango Pie | San Carlos City, Pangasinan
  12. ^ Manila Bulletin
  13. ^ http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/04/27/11/giant-mango-pie-aims-guinness-world-record
  14. ^ BP: 400 sqm na mango pie, iniluto sa San Carlos City | Balita Pilipinas | GMA News Online
  15. ^ Largest Mango Pie: Philippines sets world record

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