Agoo Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Agoo is a 1st class coastal municipality of La Union province in Region 1, Philippines.

Agoo Welcome Arch
Agoo Welcome Arch (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Agoo Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of La Union in Northwestern Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Aringay (north), Tubao (east), Santo Tomas (south)
Area –> 52.84 km2 (20.40 sq mi)
Population –> 63,692 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 290,349,994.15
Barangays –> 49
Terrain –> Coastal Plain with Hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congresswoman –> Sandra Eriguel
Mayor –> Stefanie Ann Eriguel
Vice Mayor –> Henry B. Balbin

History of Agoo

Before the coming of the Spaniards, Agoo was already a thriving community with a Japanese port used for international trading. The Franciscan Missionaries established Spanish settlement on December 8, 1578, making the town of Agoo one of the oldest parishes in the region. Later, the Augustinians took over the administration of the pueblo.

Economy of Agoo

Agoo is an agricultural town where rice, Vegetables and fish are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Agoo

Agoo Aplaya (Beach)
Basilica of Our Lady of Charity
Eagle of the North Statue
Agoo Eco-Fun World Park
Museo de Iloko

Festivals in Agoo

Dinengdeng Festival

Map of Agoo Municipality in La Union

See also: Profile of Mayor Stefanie Ann Eriguel, Governor Francisco Ortega III

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