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The name of this city is derived from the word “Pagud” which means “to stop,” and “Pud” which means “to see.” The place was once a stop on the old Spanish trade route going to Manila Bay.

It became a municipality in 1876, but it was not until 1918 that it became an independent town after being separated from Laoag City through an act of Congress. Since then, it has been known as one of the fastest growing cities in Northern Luzon.

Bangui Windmills supply more than 40% of Ilocos Norte’s electricity through its connection to the Luzon Grid. Clean and green energy, Ilocos Norte has the most advanced renewable energy in the Philippines. 

Blue Lagoon Beach in pagudpud ilocos attracts thousand of tourist every month,  For  only 20 pesos you can enjoy sunrise and fresh air.

Fishermen, getting ready their bamboo boat to catch some fresh fish. 

The Cape Bojeador Lighthouse was from spanish period, made in 1892 it was designed by Magin -Pers y Perswho. The building was preserved and was declared a National Historical Landmark on August 13, 2004.

Inside the lighthouse you can see different artifacts on display. 

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