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Urdaneta City (Pangasinan)

It is a 2nd class city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines.

According to the latest census, it has a population of 120,785 people in 22,908 households.  

There are many versions on how Urdaneta City officially became "Urdaneta". One theory suggests its original name is "Organita", roughly meaning “little organ or unit.” This is plausible as it was then a composite of portions of barrios of the adjacent towns where they converged to create one composite pueblo. Some of the theorists, the so-called purists, belie this by saying that the Spanish root word is organo; therefore, the right word should be organito. These theorists cite education at that time was centered in the Poblacion and the people in the hinterlands were neglected, thus resulting in bad grammar.