Mapandan, Pangasinan is a landlocked municipality in Pangasinan. The municipality derives its name from pandan, a native palm that grew abundantly in the place. The town is the gateway for pilgrims visiting Manaoag. Mapandan is a third class municipality. Being mainly an agricultural town, rice, corn, tobacco, and other lowland vegetable crops are grown here.
Mapandan was once a barrio of Mangaldan. It was conceived into a municipality in 1909.
The Pangasinanses, the Ilokanos, and the Tagalogs are the major dominant ethnic groups inhabiting Mapandan. The town is relatively peaceful and the people are generally cooperative and kind.
Typical of a lowland climate, the weather is generally warm and humid. Rain showers and thunderstorms may happen even during the warm season but it usually won’t last long.
Mapandan is mainly an agricultural town. Especially during the Holy Week for the catholics, people from within and outside Mapandan visit the St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish Church located near the town square.
The town also celebrates their Pandan Festival during the month of April. The festival depicts the origin and various uses of the pandan plant. It also showcases the town’s agricultural wealth as well as the products of the barangays.
Mapandan takes pride as being one of Pangasinan’s cleanest, safest and greenest town.
Take a bus bound for Dagupan City from Manila. Once in Dagupan, take a jeepney bound for Mapandan.
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