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La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. Its capital is San Fernando City and borders Ilocos Sur to the north, Benguet to the east, and Pangasinan to the south. To the west of La Union is the South China Sea. Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces. ... The Ilocos Region of the Philippines, designated as Region I is located in the northwestern part of Luzon. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzón, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... To see all articles with the same name, see San Fernando. ... Ilocos Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Pangasinan is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... The South China Sea, showing surrounding countries and neighbouring seas and oceans The South China Sea is a marginal sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from Singapore to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 km². It is the largest sea body after the five...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of La Union
Region: Ilocos Region (Region I)
Founded: 1850
Population:
2000 census—657,945 (35th largest)
Density—441 per km² (9th highest)
Area: 1,493.1 km² (13th smallest)
Languages: Ilocano
Governor: Victor C. Ortega (2004-2007)
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Contents

Image File history File links Provincial seal of La Union, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... The Ilocos Region of the Philippines, designated as Region I is located in the northwestern part of Luzon. ... To see all articles with the same name, see San Fernando. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is very similar to a village. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Ilocano, also Iloko and Ilokano, refers to the language and culture associated with the Ilocano people, the third largest ethnic group in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of La Union. ...


People and Culture

93 percent of the population is Ilocano and is overwhelmingly Roman Catholic. There are small communities of Pangasinense in the south, Igorots in the Cordillera foothills, and Chinese in the city. Ilocano, also Iloko and Ilokano, refers to the language and culture associated with the Ilocano people, the third largest ethnic group in the Philippines. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


La Union is highly literate, with San Fernando City as the administrative, educational, and financial center of the region.


Economy

The economy is diversified with service, manufacturing, and agricultural industries spread out throught the province. The Port of San Fernando operates as an increasingly active shipping point, and the former American airbase Wallace Air Station being converted into a business or industrial area.


Tourists often flock to the beaches of Bauang, or to the more secluded ones further north for snorkeling, surfing, or other water sports.


Geography

Political

La Union is subdivided into 19 municipalities and 1 city. A municipality (bayan in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ...


City

To see all articles with the same name, see San Fernando. ...

Municipalities

Agoo is a 2nd class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Aringay (16°N 26, 120°E 21) is a municipality in the province of La Union in the Ilocos Region of the Philippines. ... Bacnotan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Bagulin is a 5th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Balaoan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Bangar is a 3rd class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... The Municipality of Bauang is located in La Union in the Phillipines, and is bordered by San Fernando City to the north, Caba municipality to the south, Naguilian municipality to the east, and the South China Sea to the west. ... Burgos is a 5th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Caba is a small municipality in the province of La Union, in the Philippines. ... Luna is a 4th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Naguilian is a 2nd class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Pugo is a 5th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Rosario is a 3rd class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... San Gabriel is a 5th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... San Juan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Santo Tomas is a 4th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Santol is a 5th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Sudipen is a 4th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Tubao is a 4th class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ...

Physical

Like most of the region, the province is squeezed in by the Cordillera mountain range to the east and the South China Sea to the west. The South China Sea, showing surrounding countries and neighbouring seas and oceans The South China Sea is a marginal sea, part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from Singapore to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 km². It is the largest sea body after the five...


History

La Union, "the union" or "the united" in Spanish, was formed, in 1850, when the colonial government merged the southern towns of Ilocos Sur province, the northern towns of Pangasinan, and the western towns of Benguet to the east. 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Ilocos Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... Pangasinan is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ...


External Links

  • Official Website of the Provincial Government of La Union

 
 

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