MAGALDAN, a town in the northern part of the province of Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, about 2 m. from the shore of the Gulf of Lingayen. Pop. (1903), 15,841. In 1903 the adjacent municipality of Mapandan (pop. in 1903, 4198) was annexed to Magaldan. Most of its inhabitants are engaged in rice culture. The principal language is Pangasinan; Ilocano is also spoken.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)