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CANDON

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 181 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CANDON, a town of South Ilocos province, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on the W. coast, about 200 M. N. by W. of Manila. Pop. (1903) 18,828. Itsclimateishot, though healthy. Candon is surrounded by an extensive and fertile plain, and is defended by a small fort. Its inhabitants are noted for their honesty and industry, as well as for their regard for law and order. They carry on an extensive traffic with the wild tribes of the neighbouring mountains. Indigo is grown in considerable quantity, as are rice and tobacco. The weaving of blankets, handkerchiefs, and cotton and silk cloths constitutes quite an important industry. The language is Ilocanc.
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