NARVACAN, a town of the province of Ilocos Sur, Luzon, Philippine Islands, near the coast and on the main road 13 m. S.S.E. of Vigan, the capital. Pop. (1903) 19,575. It lies in a level valley surrounded by mountains, and has a cool and healthy climate. The soil, both in the valley and on the neighbouring mountain-sides, is very fertile, and produces rice, vegetables, Indian corn, indigo, cotton, tobacco, maguey and sugar-cane. Cotton fabrics are woven by the women and sold to the mountain tribes. The language of the town is Ilocano.
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