La Union Quick Facts

Provincial Capital: San Fernando City

Location:
La Union is situated 273 kms. north of Manila and 57 kms. northwest of Baguio City. The Province is accessible by land, air, and sea. It is 4 hours away from Laoag City International Airport.

Political Boundaries
North: Ilocos Sur
South: Pangasinan
East: Benguet
West: West Philippine Sea

Physical Characteristics and Subdivisions
Land Area: 1,493.09 sq.km.
Terrain: Predominantly Hilly
Climate: Wet and Dry Seasons
City: 1
Municipalities: 19
Barangays: 576
Congressional Districts: 2

Employment and Development Finance
Employment Rate: 91.08% *
Unemployment Rate: 8.20% *
Employment Distribution:

  • Agriculture: 53%
  • Industry: 10%
  • Services: 37%

Poverty Incidence:

  • 15.3% (among Families)***
  • 18.5% (among Population)***

Magnitude of Poor Families: 26,506***
Magnitude of Poor Population: 225,977***
Classification: 1st Class Province
Provincials Gov't Revenue: Php1,425,880,205.76 (as of 2015)
Number of Banks: 74(Rural Banks, Government, Universal, Thrifts, Savings and Mortage Banks-including branches)
Number of Cooperatives: 180

Demographics Characteristics:
Population: 787,797(2015)*
Growth Rate: 1.20%
Population Density: 529persons/sq.km.
Households: 185,623*
Major Dialects/Language: Iloko, Filipino and English
Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic
Literacy Rate: 96%

Agriculture/Food Sufficiency:
Rice: 115%
Corn (Green/White): 164%
Fish: 107%
Fruits: 174%
Fruit Vegetables: 207%
Leafy Vegetables: 221%
Root Crops: 280%
Legumes: 89%
Live stocks:

  • Poultry: 135%
  • Chevon: 104%
  • Carabeef: 166%
  • Beef: 135%
  • Pork: 147%

Business Establishments:
Manufacturing: 58%
Trading: 37%
Services: 5%

Infrastructure and Utilities
Road Network: 1,735,596 km.***
Bridges: 9,572.98 Lineal Meters***
Airport: 1(Domestic)
Seaport: 1(International)
Power: all barangays electrified
Water: 96% Households with potable water, 5 water districts
Telecommunications: 100% postal and telegraph coverage; 29,018 telephone connections

Social Services
No. of Hospitals/Clinics: 21 (Government & Private)
No. of Schools:

  • 337 Public Elementary Schools
  • 54 Private Elementary Schools
  • 91 Public Secondary Schools
  • 51 Private Secondary Schools
  • 20 Colleges
  • 5 State Universities
LEGEND:
* - National Statistics Office Projection
** - Provincial Planning and Development Office Projection
*** - National Statistics Coordination Board
**** - National, Provincial, Municipal and Barangay (DPWH 1 & 2 and MEO)

 

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