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City SAN FERNANDO La Union
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Island Grouping Luzon
Region Region I
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San Fernando City is a 1st-class city in the province of La Union, Philippines. It is the capital city of La Union and the regional center of the Ilocos Region (Region I).

San Fernando is the financial, industrial and political center of the province, engaged in agriculture, aquaculture, shipping using the port of San Fernando, and other industrial sectors. Its ethnic population is predominantly Ilocano and Christian (Roman Catholic). San Fernando belongs to District 1 in La Union province with 59 barangays.

Land Area The city has a total land area of 1,500 square meters or 0.15 hectares or 0.37 acres. Location

San Fernando City is located in the central part of the Province of La Union, Region I, Philippines. This province occupies the northern portion of the Central Plains of Luzon with an east-west configuration that extends into a peninsular form jutting into the China Sea. Its boundaries are Lingayen Gulf and Pangasinan on the south, Ilocos Sur on the north and Benguet on the east, and China Sea on the west.

Climate

The climate condition prevailing in La Union is dry from November to April and wet from May to October. The southwest monsoon brings about the abundant rainfall experienced during the wet season. The relatively dry season is caused by the northeast.

Population

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 115,650 people in 20,755 households.

Language

English and Filipino are widely spoken and basic tools for instruction in schools. Pangasinense is the major dialect in the central part of the province, where Dagupan city is, while Ilocano is spoken mostly by people from the western and easter part of the province.

Economy

The economy is diversified with service, manufacturing, and agricultural industries spread throughout the province. The Port of San Fernando operates as an increasingly active shipping point, and the former American airbase Wallace Air Station, having been converted into a business and industrial area, helps to facilitate such commercial activity.

Tourists often flock to the beaches of Bauang, or to the more secluded ones further north for snorkeling, surfing or other water sports; the more northerly beaches near San Juan specifically cater to both local surfers as well as portions of the world surfing circuit. (Source: WOW PHILIPPINES).

Currency

Philippine Peso (Php) in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1 in pesos and. 25, 10, 5 and 1 in centavos.

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