Dagupan City is a first class city in Philippines. It is an independent component city of the province of Pangasinan. The city’s name is derived from the word pandaragupan which means ‘gathering place’ in the local Pangasinan language. This aptly describes the progressive and bustling city’s tag as the wellness, educational, media and communication, commercial and financial center north of Manila.Dagupan City has a population of 155,352 (as of 2009 census) and a total land area of 43.64 sq. kms. Dagupan is bounded by the Lingayen Gulf in the north, San Fabian in the northeast, Mangaldan in the east, Calasiao in the south and Binmaley in the west. It has 31 barangays and belongs to the 4th District of Pangasinan.
Dagupan is 212 kilometers away from Manila and it can be traveled by land for 4 to 5 hours by major buses plying the route such as Victory Liner, Dagupan Bus Company, and Five Star. Dagupan is one and a half hours away from Alaminos City, almost two hours from San Fernando City in La Union, two hours away from Baguio City, and three hours from Clark, Pampanga. If plans are pursued and brought into fruition, the proposed tri-city ferry system will cut travel time to and fro Dagupan City, Alaminos City and San Fernando City, La Union by half. In Dagupan, you can take jeepneys, tricycles and kalesas (at night) around the city.
Dagupan is a coastal city nestled by the sea and traversed by seven rivers, making it ideal for sports, leisure and bountiful harvest for one’s gastronomic delight.
Welcome to Dagupan City: North Luzon’s “Pandaragupan”, World Record breaker of the Longest Grill, Bangus Capital of the World and home of the World’s Tastiest Milkfish – the Dagupan Bangus!