Urdaneta was founded on January 8, 1858. It was named after the famous aide of Magellan, Father Simon de Urdaneta, a soldier, navigator, cosmographer and evangelist.
Urdaneta became a city in 1997 by virtue of RA 8480. It is the commercial
and education center of eastern Pangasinan.
LAND AREA : 12,100 hectares
POPULATION : 122,113
NO. OF BARANGAYS : 34
CLASSIFICATION : 2nd class city
FIESTA : December 1-8
PRODUCTS : rice, vegetables, noodles
POINTS OF INTEREST : Museo de Urdaneta, Cabaruan, Sugcong and Oltama Rolling Hills