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CITY OF URDANETA (PANGASINAN)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: The City of Urdaneta is located in eastern part of the Province of Pangasinan, situated at 15°56' to 16°0' latitude and 120°29' to 120°37' longitude. Traverse by the Manila North Road virtually bisecting the locality into the west and east side. The city is bounded north by the Municipality of Binalonan, south of Villasis, east by Asingan and west by Sta. Barbara.The city is approximately 186 km (115 mi) from Metro Manila, 70 km (43 mi) from Baguio, and 40 km (24 mi) from Lingayen.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Binalonan Airport
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:  
Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (under construction), McArthur Highway

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
There are two pronounced seasons: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:   Ciudad Fernandino, Lis Rainforest Resort, Mahogany Inn, Majoha Hotel, Matt Square, Towngate Inn, Gold Land, Lisland, Urdaneta Garden Resort, New Urduja Hotel

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Urdaneta City Sports and Cultural Complex; Urdaneta Coliseum

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:   December 8 - town fiesta / feast of the Immaculate Conception

ETHNIC GROUPS:    Ilocano

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:   Pangasinense, Ilocano, Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  Roman Catholic

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

Danilo Ildefonso is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Petron Blaze Boosters in the Philippine Basketball Association

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:  

Telecommunications: Digitel,Globe, Smart, Sun

Radio Stations:DWYS - 104.1 YES FM! and DWAI - 92.1 I FM Urdaneta City

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:   
CSI Mall Warehouse Club, Magic Mall, Super 8 Grocery Warehouse, CB Mall and 168 Mall
    Popular establishments:  
National Bookstore, Mercury Drug, Greenwich, Caltex gas station, Shell gas station
    Entertainment venues:   
CSI Mall Gaming Arcade, Magic Mall Gaming Arcade, Public Market Gaming Arcade, Nice Place, Rocca Arcade

BANKS:  
Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Banking Corporation, Eastwest Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Malayan Bank, Metro Bank, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank,  Security Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:   ABE International College of Business and Accountancy, Asian Institute of Computer Studies, Panpacific University North Philippines and Urdaneta City University

HOSPITALS:   
Divin Mercy Foundation of Urdaneta Hospital,Francisco General Hospital and Urdaneta Sacred Heart Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
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    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Baguio Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:  46

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
CB Mall IT Center, Sanctuary IT Building
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Land Transportation Office, Social Security System

LINKS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urdaneta_City

http://www.travel.pangasinan.com/Places/facilities.htm#Urdaneta


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