Lingayen is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the capital municipality of Pangasinan. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 88,891 people in 16,467 households.
The town was the site of the amphibious landing of U.S. liberation forces under General Douglas MacArthur on 8-9 January 1945, from which U.S. forces punctured the Japanese defenses on Luzon Island and rescued American and allied prisoners of war interned at the University of Sto. Tomas campus in Manila.
Lingayen is the home for world-class products such as bocayo and bagoong. Also in this municipality lies the popular Lingayen Beach.
Lingayen is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
- Official Website of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan
- Pasyalan Pangasinan
- Pangasinan: Preservation and Revitalization of the Pangasinan Language and Literature
- Sunday Punch
- Sun Star Pangasinan
- Pangasinan Star Online
- Kingfisher School of Business and Finance
- Pangasinan Test Wikipedia