Lingayen Gulf

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The Lingayen Gulf' is an extension of the South China Sea on Luzon in the Philippines. It is framed by the provinces of Pangasinan and La Union and sits between the Zambales Mountains and the Cordillera Central. The Agno River drains into Lingayen Gulf.

The gulf has numerous islands, the most famous of which are in the Hundred Islands National Park. This tourist attraction features 123 islands, most of which are quite small. A number of cities are found along the gulf's coast such as Dagupan City and Alaminos City in Pangasinan, and San Fernando City in La Union. Lingayen, the capital of Pangasinan also lies on the shores of the gulf.

Fishing and salt-making are the main industries on Lingayen Gulf. In fact, the name Pangasinan literally means “place where salt is made” in Tagalog. Salt is collected from seawater through evaporation, leaving the crystalline salt behind.


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Reference

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of American History
  2. ^ Pacific wrecks - Lingayan Gulf
  3. ^ Pacific wrecks - Lingayan Gulf

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