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Pangasinan is one of the visited province in the Philippines because of its beautiful beaches. During summer the province will be hopping with some events and festivals.  The fruit bearing trees are at their peak and the most expensive and most popular time to visit.  You can also come during the month of June to January but the weather is quite cold.  Affordable hotels and restaurants will make your visit ever more pleasurable without over spending.

Land Area and Population

The provincial territory covers a land area of 5, 368.2 square kilometers.  Almost all of its 1975 population of 1, 520, 085 are native born, with the non-native born comprising only 0.1.  The fourth most populous province in the 1970 Census, Pangasinan then had a population count of 1,386, 143.  The males are slightly outnumbered by the females, with a ratio of 98 males for every 100 females. 


The people of Pangasinan are predominantly Roman Catholics, 932, 804 or 84.1 percent of them belonging to the Roman Catholics Church.    The remaining  percent profess some other religions


The term pangasinan means "land of salt" or "place where salt is made" from the root word asin meaning salt in the native language, and the prefix pang and the suffix an meaning place.  The term was derived from one of the main occupations of the people in the coastal villages which was, and still is, that of making salt from sea water through the process of solar evaporation in well-laid-out salt beds.  But the salt from Pangasinan is more widely known as the "place of salt."


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