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LINGAYEN

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 729 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LINGAYEN, a town and the capital of the province of Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, about Ito m. N. by W. of Manila, on the S. shore of the Gulf of Lingayen, and on a low and fertile island in the delta of the Agno river. Pop. (1903) 21,529. It has good government buildings, a fine church and plaza, the provincial high school and a girls' school conducted by Spanish Dominican friars. The climate is cool and healthy. The chief industries are the cultivation of rice (the most important crop of the surrounding country), fishing and the making of nipa-wine from the juice of the nipa palm, which grows abundantly in the neighbouring swamps. The principal language is Pangasinan; Ilocano is also spoken.
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