/lah wahg"/, n.
a seaport on NW Luzon, in the N Philippines. 69,648.

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      city, northwestern Luzon, Philippines. It lies on the north bank of the nonnavigable Laoag River, a few miles above the latter's mouth. Laoag was first occupied by the Spaniards in 1572 and is now the largest city in northern Luzon.

      A trade centre for an agricultural region producing corn (maize), rice, and tobacco, the city has warehouses, wholesale outlets, and several cigarette factories. It is also the base of a sizable fishing industry. Laoag is served by good roads and national ports at nearby Gaang and Salomaque bays. The city is also located on the Pan-Philippine Highway, and it has an airport. Pop. (2000) 94,466.

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