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Bauang

Bauang is a 1st Class urbanized municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 70,735 people, making Bauang the most populated municipality of La Union.It is bordered by San Fernando to the north, Caba to the south, Naguilian to the east, and the West Philippine Sea to the west.The MacArthur Highway runs through the town, which junctions with Naguilian Road, one of the mountain roads leading to Baguio City.EtymologyBauang originated from baoang . The word buang also means "river split into two" flowing into the sea .HistoryIn 1590, Bauang started as a settlement. Spanish Friar Agustin Mino was appointed its first minister. In 1765, it became a town and formed part of Pangasinan. Don Francisco delos Reyes sat as its first gobernadorcillo. With the creation of La Union in 1850, Bauang became one of its twelve towns.Like other towns in the province, Bauang also had its share in the devastating invasions of Moro pirates ("tirong") made series of invasions in Bauang, hence, the rise of watchtowers ("baluarte", by the Gobernadorcillo Don Juan Mallare). In 1890, Bauang "revolucionarios" led by Remigio Patacsil and Mauro Ortiz ousted the Spanish colonizers ("cazadores" or Spanish soldiers) and the "revolucionarios" (Filipinos).
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