San Carlos, Pangasinan

San Carlos, officially the City of San Carlos (Pangasinan: Siyudad na San Carlos; Ilocano: Siudad ti San Carlos; Tagalog: Lungsod ng San Carlos), 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]

San Carlos

Binalatongan
City of San Carlos
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Flag of San Carlos
Flag
Official seal of San Carlos
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Heart of Pangasinan
Map of Pangasinan with San Carlos highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with San Carlos highlighted
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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
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvincePangasinan
District3rd district
Founded1578
CityhoodJanuary 1, 1966
Barangays86 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorJulier C. Resuello
 • Vice MayorJoseres S. Resuello
 • RepresentativeRose Marie J. Arenas
 • Electorate111,170 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total169.03 km2 (65.26 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total188,571
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Households
40,867
Economy
 • Income class3rd city income class
 • Poverty incidence12.27% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱606,804,968.75 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2420
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)75
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesPangasinan
Ilocano
Tagalog
Websitesancarloscitypangasinan.gov.ph

It is the most populated city in Pangasinan and the entire Ilocos Region.

HistoryEdit

San Carlos City was already a prosperous community since pre-colonial times. It was formerly part of a town called "Binalatongan". Binalatongan was the capital of Luyag na Caboloan, an ancient kingdom, which includes the present-day provinces of Tarlac, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Pangasinan, and Benguet) ruled by King Ari Kasikis. The name of Binalatongan was derived from the abundance of mongo (mung bean) plants along the San Juan riverbanks. During that time, Pangasinan traded with Japan, China and other Southeast Asian empires and national entities and enjoyed full independence and prosperity.

Caboloan is the name of the primitive Pangasinan dialect, of which its purest form was spoken by the natives of Binalatongan.

In 1718, Binalatongan was renamed (the Municipality [town] of) San Carlos.

During the 1960s, the Municipality of San Carlos divided into two precincts. In 1965, the smaller precinct became legally incorporated as the Municipality of Basista by virtue of RA 4866.[5] In 1966, the larger precinct became legally incorporated as San Carlos City by virtue of Republic Act No. 4487.[6]

On April 28, 2007, San Carlos City's former mayor, Julian V. Resuello, was assassinated during an event at the city's plaza. He later died after two days.[7]

BarangaysEdit

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 (Poblacion)
  • Bogaoan
  • Bolingit
  • Bolosan
  • Bonifacio (Poblacion)
  • Buenglat
  • Burgos-Padlan (Poblacion)
  • Cacaritan
  • Caingal
  • Calobaoan
  • Calomboyan
  • Capataan
  • Caoayan-Kiling
  • Cobol
  • Coliling
  • Cruz
  • Doyong
  • Gamata
  • Guelew
  • Ilang
  • Inerangan
  • Isla
  • Libas
  • Lilimasan
  • Longos
  • Lucban (Poblacion)
  • Mabalbalino
  • Mabini (Poblacion)
  • Magtaking
  • Malacañang
  • Maliwara
  • Mamarlao
  • Manzon
  • Matagdem
  • Mestizo Norte
  • Naguilayan
  • Nelintap
  • Padilla-Gomez (Poblacion)
  • Pagal
  • Palaming
  • Palaris (Poblacion)
  • Palospos
  • Pangalangan
  • Pangoloan
  • Pangpang
  • Paitan-Panoypoy
  • Parayao
  • Payapa
  • Payar
  • Perez Boulevard (Poblacion)
  • PNR Site (Poblacion)
  • Polo
  • Quezon Boulevard (Poblacion)
  • Quintong
  • Rizal Avenue (Poblacion)
  • Roxas Boulevard (Poblacion)
  • Salinap
  • San Juan
  • San Pedro (Poblacion)
  • Sapinit
  • Supo
  • Talang
  • Taloy (Poblacion)
  • Tamayo
  • Tandoc
  • Tarece
  • Tarectec
  • Tayambani
  • Tebag
  • Turac
  • Ano
  • Tandang Sora (Poblacion)

DemographicsEdit

 
City Hall
Population census of San Carlos
YearPop.±% 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][8][9][10]

ClimateEdit

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
(88)
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)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.1
(0.20)
11.6
(0.46)
21.1
(0.83)
27.7
(1.09)
232.9
(9.17)
350.8
(13.81)
679.8
(26.76)
733.1
(28.86)
505
(19.9)
176.6
(6.95)
67.2
(2.65)
17.7
(0.70)
2,828.6
(111.38)
Average rainy days 3 3 3 4 14 18 23 25 22 15 8 4 142
Source: World Weather Online[11]

EconomyEdit

 
Public Market

The city is also called the "Mango-Bamboo Capital of the Philippines", San Carlos has the largest number of mango trees - their fruits are among the most flavorsome in the country - and a thriving bamboocraft industry. An agro-industrial city, San Carlos also engages in livestock raising, crop production, inland fishing, pottery, food processing, tourism, commerce and trade, small-scale manufacturing, and flour-making. San Carlos is said to have an ideal investment potential because of its large land area, big population and strategic location, being in the center of Pangasinan.

TourismEdit

 
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 pieEdit

On April 26, 2011, 86 barangays in San Carlos baked a 100-square-meter mango pie — filling a gymnasium and setting 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 highlighted San Carlos City's Mango-Bamboo Festival 2011.[12][13][14][15]

TransportationEdit

Bus companies with service to and from Manila include Five Star Bus Company, Dagupan Bus Company, Fermina Express, Pangasinan Solid North Transit, Inc., First North Luzon Transit, .

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

Image galleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ City of San Carlos | (DILG)
  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. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Republic Act No. 4866 - An Act Declaring Basista, Province of Pangasinan, Created by Executive Order Numbered Four Hundred Forty-Six Dated September Five, Nineteen Hundred Sixty-One, as a Duly Constituted Municipality". laws.chanrobles.com. Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 8 May 1967. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Republic Act No. 4487 - An Act Creating the City of San Carlos in Pangasinan". laws.chanrobles.com. Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 19 June 1965. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  7. ^ Myds Supnad (2 May 2007). "Cops identify gunman in killing of San Carlos mayor". The Philippine Star. Philstar Global Corp. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  10. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "San Carlos, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  12. ^ Manila Bulletin
  13. ^ "Giant mango pie aims for Guinness world record". ABS-CBN News.
  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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