Municipalities of Abra B – L
Bangued, Boliney, Bucay, Bucloc, Daguioman, Danglas, Dolores, La Paz, Lacub, Lagangilang, Lagayan, Langiden,
Bangued, the capital municipality of Abra, is generally mountainous. It is flat and rolling at the midsection. In the east is Casamata Hill, which has a spectacular view of the Abra Valley and Bullagao, Bangued’s towering backdrop.
Geographically, the municipality of Boliney is hilly and mountainous with all of its 8 barangays situated along the Ikmin River. The residents are a mixture of 3 distinct tribes namely: the Masadiit Tribe, the Balatok Tribe, and the Oplai Tribe.
Bucay was Abra’s capital for 13 years, from 1846 to 1861. The Casa Real facade serves as evidence of its rich history. Bucay is dotted with moderately rolling hills. It is bounded by secondary mountain ranges and by two rivers – the Baay and the Ikmin Rivers.
Bucloc, 51 km away from Bangued, is sandwiched between the municipalities of Daguioman on the east, Boliney on the south, Sallapadan on the north and Boliney-Sallapadan on the west. It is predominantly mountainous with valleys and creeks.
Daguioman is characterized by generally rugged mountains. Located at the foothills of the Cordillera Central Range, it is home to the Banao tribe.
The terrain of Danglas is extremely rugged with rolling hills, narrow flat surfaces and numerous brooks and creeks. It is home to the Il-laud tribe.
Compared to other municipalities, Dolores is not so hilly and mountainous. Valleys are mostly located along the banks of the Abra and the Malanas-Tineg Rivers.
Located in the northern part of the province, west of the historical Abra River, La Paz is 14 km away from Bangued. The municipality’s main source of livelihood is agriculture with palay as the main crop. Other industries include bamboo crafts and loom weaving.
Lacub, which means “surrounded” in the local dialect is home to the Binongan, Adasen and Mabaka sub-tribes of the Itneg. They were forged into the Binongan River Valley many centuries ago by the peace pact, intermarriages, traditions and aspirations.
Lagangilang derived its name from the combination of the words “ilang-ilang” and “lagam”. Ilang-ilang is a tree whose flowers emit a distinct sweet smell. Lagam was the brave warrior leader who led his tribe in protecting the community from raids.
Lagayan was derived from the words “laga” (to weave) and “karayan” (river). The place appears to be where the network of river systems have converged (naglalaga ti karayan). Combining “laga” and the last syllable of “karayan”, formed “laga-yan”.
Langiden is characterized by hilly and mountainous terrain, crisscrossed by rivers and creeks. Bullagao, also known as Sleeping Beauty, is the most popular among its mountains, with a peak of 1,092 meters.
Located 52 km east of the capital Bangued, Licuan-Baay is accessible via the Abra-Kalinga Road. Licuan and Baay are formerly two separate districts with the national highway as their boundary.
The name Luba was derived from the first syllables of the words Lulluno-Barit, its original name. It’s home to the Maeng tribe that came from the adjoining town of Tubo.
The mountain town of Malibcong is home to the tribes of Mabaka, Banao and Gubang. It is the source of five river systems and location of some of the province’s tallest peaks like Manmanok.