Dingalan is a third class municipality in the province of Aurora, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 23,554 people.
Dingalan has several caves, of which the Lamao Caves are the best known. The rough shoreline and very high waves of Dingalan makes it attractive to surfers.
Dingalan is situated approximately 183 kilometres (114 mi) northeast of Manila. It is bounded on the north by San Luis (in Aurora province), on the west by Gabaldon and General Tinio (Nueva Ecija) and Doña Remedios Trinidad (Bulacan), on the south by General Nakar (Quezon), and on the east by the Pacific Ocean.
It is a small town with one main cemented road with branching alleys. Further south of the town proper are the barangays of Aplaya,butas na bato,Matawe, Ibona,dikapanikian and Umiray. The premier barangay north of the town is Paltic. All of the barangays are located on the seashore, except for poblacion and two barangay located in the mountains. The whole town is mountainous due to the Sierra Madre Mountains. The Umiray River separates the town from Quezon Province.
Dingalan is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.
- Butas Na Bato
- Cabog (Matawe)
- Umiray (Malamig)
Dingalan, formerly just a barrio, was created a municipal district within the municipality of Baler in 1956. It was declared a town in 1962.
From November 30 to December 3, 2004, the town was wiped out by the tropical storms Violeta, Winnie, and Yoyong. The town benefited by relief efforts from foreign traders, some Christian groups, La Salle Greenhills, and the Philippine National Red Cross.
|Population census of Dingalan
|Source: National Statistics Office
Seat of Government, Town hall, Poblacion
The fisherfolks at Aplaya