Bacnotan Tourist Spots, History, Festival

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

Bacnotan Municipal Hall
Bacnotan Municipal Hall (Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Bacnotan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of La Union in Northwestern Luzon (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Balaoan (north), San Gabriel (east), San Juan (south)
Area –> 76.60 km2 (29.58 sq mi)
Population –> 42,078 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2018) –> 170,043,937.75
Barangays –> 47
Terrain –> Coastal Plain with Mountains and hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Cement, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Pablo Ortega
Mayor –> Francisco Fontanilla
Vice Mayor –> Divine Fontanilla

History of Bacnotan

The town of Bacnotan was founded in 1599 as a missionary center.

Economy of Bacnotan

Bacnotan is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products. It is also an industrial town with a large cement plant.

Tourist Spots in Bacnotan

Centennial Tree
Cabarsican Rock Formation
Cabarsican Beach
Paratong Beaches
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church

Festivals in Bacnotan

Diro (honey) Festival

Map of Bacnotan Municipality in La Union

See also: Profile of Mayor Francisco Fontanilla, Governor Francisco Ortega III

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