La Union

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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.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of La Union
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Region: Ilocos Region (Region I)
Founded:
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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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.

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.

City

Municipalities

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.

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.

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Regions and Provinces of Luzon
Ilocos Region: Ilocos Norte | Ilocos Sur | La Union | Pangasinan
Cagayan Valley: Batanes | Cagayan | Isabela | Nueva Vizcaya | Quirino
Central Luzon: Aurora | Bataan | Bulacan | Nueva Ecija | Pampanga | Tarlac | Zambales
CALABARZON: Batangas | Cavite | Laguna | Quezon | Rizal
MIMAROPA: Marinduque | Occidental Mindoro | Oriental Mindoro | Palawan | Romblon
Bicol Region: Albay | Camarines Norte | Camarines Sur | Catanduanes | Masbate | Sorsogon
Cordillera Adm. Region: Abra | Apayao | Benguet | Ifugao | Kalinga | Mountain Province
Metro Manila: No provinces
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