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.
MAYOR: JULIO F. PARAYNO III
VICE MAYOR: JIMMY D. PARAYNO
LAND AREA: 10,026 hectares
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