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Bauang —  Municipality  — Seal Map of La Union showing the location of Bauang. Bauang Location in the Philippines Coordinates: 16°31′51″N 120°19′59″E / 16.53083°N 120.33306°E / 16.53083; 120.33306Coordinates: 16°31′51″N 120°19′59″E / 16.53083°N 120.33306°E / 16.53083; 120.33306 Country  Philippines Region Ilocos Region (Region I) Province La Union District 2nd District Founded 1590 Barangays 39 Government  - Mayor Robert De Guzman Area  - Total 73.15 km2 (28.2 sq mi) Population (2007)  - Total 69,837  - Density 954.7/km2 (2,472.7/sq mi) Time zone PST (UTC+8) ZIP code 2501 Income class 1st class Website Population Census of Bauang Census Pop. Rate 1995 56,189 — 2000 63,373 2.62% 2007 69,837 1.35% Bauang is a 1st class municipality in the Philippine province of La Union. According to the latest census, it has a population of 69,837 people in 12,298 households. It is bordered by San Fernando City to the north, Caba to the south, Naguilian to the east, and the South China Sea to the west. McArthur Highway runs through this town junctioning with Naguilian Road, one of the mountain roads into Baguio City. Contents 1 Barangays 2 Origin 3 History 4 Tourism and Leisure 5 Education 6 References 7 External links // Barangays Bauang is politically subdivided into 39 barangays. Acao Baccuit Norte Baccuit Sur Bagbag Ballay Bawanta Boy-utan Bucayab Cabalayangan Cabisilan Calumbaya Carmay Casilagan Central East Central West Dili Disso-or Guerrero Nagrebcan Pagdalagan Sur Palintucang Palugsi-Limmansangan Parian Oeste Parian Este Paringao Payocpoc Norte Este Payocpoc Norte Oeste Payocpoc Sur Pilar Pudoc Pottot Pugo Quinavite Lower San Agustin Santa Monica Santiago Taberna Upper San Agustin Urayong Origin There are three versions on how Bauang was named. First, the name came from the word "bua", which in English mean beetlenut. Beetlenuts grew in abundance at the town site, now Barangay Nagrebcan where an old Spanish Church was built. Second, its name arose from the word "baoang" (garlic). The Spanish colonizers changed the letter "o" into "u";, thus its present name "Bauang". Third, it came from the word "buang", which means "river split in two" before flowing to the sea. As it is, the Bauang River is split into two by a delta. History Bauang was established as a settlement in 1590. It was recognized as a town in 1765 as a part of Pangasinan when Don Francisco de los Reyes became the first gobernadorcillo. When La Union was created in 1850, Bauang was one of the twelve towns that formed the new province. Manuel Arguilla, one of the Philippines' most influential English writers, grew up in Bauang's Barrio Nagrebcan and his stories, including the widely anthologized "How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife," are set in Nagrebcan.[1][2] Tourism and Leisure Bauang is famous for its, fine-sand beaches. It is the beach capital of the north. It attracts many foreigners because of the low cost of accommodation in the vicinity. Bauang Beach in Bgy. Taberna Sunset in Bauang Beach Field in Bauang Students in Bauang Education Elementary School Bauang North Central School - Bgy. Central East Calumbaya Elementary School - Bgy. Calumbaya Boy-Utan Elementary School - Bgy. Boy-Utan Paringao Elementary School - Bgy. Paringao Bucayab Elementary School - Bgy. Bucayab Cabalayangan Elementary School - Bgy. Cabalayangan Bawanta Elementary School - Bgy. Bawanta Acao Elementary School - Bgy. Acao Ballay Elementary School - Bgy. Ballay Bagbag Elementary School - Bgy. Bagbag Baccuit Elementary School - Bgy. Baccuit Pugo Elementary School - Bgy. Pugo Beehive Learning Center (Private) - Bgy. Central West Bauang Montessori School (Private) - Bgy. Central East Santiago Elementary School - Brgy. Santiago Saints Peter and Paul School (Private) Bgy. Central East, Beside the Church Casilagan Elementary School - Bgy. Casilagan Sta. Monica Elemtary Scholl - Brg. Sta Monica Parian Weste Elementary School - Brgy. Parian Weste (by: JVWurster USA) Secondary School Don Eulogio de Guzman Memorial National High School - Bgy. Calumbaya Sacred Heart High School(Private) - Bgy. Central East Paringao National High School - Bgy. Paringao Bawanta National High School - Bgy. Bawanta Baccuit National High School - Bgy. Baccuit Acao National High School - Bgy. Acao Ballay National High School - Bgy. Ballay Tertiary La Union Colleges of Science and Technology (LUCST-Private) - Bgy. Central West References "Brief History and Profile of Bauang". Retrieved May 2, 2006.  ^ José, Francisco Sionil (2005), Alejandro Padilla, ed., Termites in the Sala, Heroes in the Attic:Why We Are Poor, Ermita, Manila: Solidaridad Publishing House, ISBN 971-8845-41-0  ^ José, Francisco Sionil (December 8, 2003), "A Sense of Time and Place", Philippine Graphic  External links Bauang Local Government Site Pasyalan La Union Philippine Standard Geographic Code 1995 Philippine Census Information 2000 Philippine Census Information 2007 Philippine Census Information v • d • e Component local government units of La Union Municipalities: Agoo • Aringay • Bacnotan • Bagulin • Balaoan • Bangar • Bauang • Burgos • Caba • Luna • Naguilian • Pugo • Rosario • San Gabriel • San Juan • Santo Tomas • Santol • Sudipen • Tubao Component city: San Fernando