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Abra River

Abra River is the largest river in Abra and the sixth largest river system in the country. It originates from the mountains of Benguet and flows through the provinces of Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Abra before emptying into the South China Sea. The river is a source of irrigation, hydroelectric power, and fishery. It also hosts various water activities, such as rafting, kayaking, and fishing.

The river has a length of about 178 kilometers and a drainage basin of about 5,125 square kilometers. The river has several tributaries, such as the Tineg River, the Malanas River, the Banaoang River, and the Padsan River. The river also has several dams and reservoirs, such as the Amburayan Dam, the Binga Dam, the San Roque Dam, and the Pantabangan Dam.

The river is also rich in history and culture, as it was once a part of the Abra de Ilog Kingdom, a pre-colonial state that ruled over parts of Northern Luzon. The river was also a witness to several battles and events during the Spanish and American colonial periods, such as the Basi Revolt, the Philippine Revolution, and the Philippine-American War.

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