1st District

Anda

3rd Class Municipality

Number of Barangay: 18

Once part of the municipality of Bolinao, Anda used to be uninhabited in the early years of the 19th century and only utilized by fisherfolks as a safe haven during the typhoon season. On May 10, 1842, the first settlers arrived after Andales Kulayo found the land to be fertile and suitable for grazing. During the year, settlers started to pour in until Anda’s booming population prompted the leaders to file a petition to form a municipality. On May 26, 1849, the petition for the township was granted, and by January 1850, the site for the plaza, church, town hall, convent, cemetery, and streets were laid out.

Anda is an island town located in the western part of the province of Pangasinan and is part of the first congressional district. It has a land area of 8,380 hectares and a population of 41,548 according to the 2020 census.

Known for its sweet delicacy called binungey, a sweet sticky rice soaked with coconut milk inside bamboo and cooked slowly in charcoal or wood fire, the municipality celebrates its annual Binungey Festival every April. Anda is also famous for its white sand beaches.

Its main products include salt, palm/mango vinegar, honey, and buri products.

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