Land Area: 160.60 hectares
No. of Households: 341
IRA: Php 1,717,450.69
HISTORY OF BARANGAY CABAROAN
Barangay Cabaroan is located along the national highway. Two kilometers away from the town proper. It is the gateway to the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University.
It is believed that during the Spanish Regime when the barangay got its name. when the Philippines made its way to revolt against the intruders, they need enough manpower to stand a firm group of revolutioners. They recruited over the community. It s the time when the old and first residents observed that there were monk young men than women in the place. Then they decided to make a name of the place through what they have observed. The name of the barangay was taken from the Ilocano word “BARO” which means young man for it has been observed then those young men emerged or grown in the place because most of the childbirths in the place where males. Such then, there were many bachelors in the place. It was that the people agreed to call the place “CABAROAN” which means like “MALE-DOMINATED”.
One of the most developed barangay in Bacnotan in terms of commercial and industrial aspects. Barangay Cabaroan is strategically located at the mid-center part of the municipality in area of 160.60 hectares. It is irregular in shape and divided into plains, grassland and wood land areas. Bamboos and different species of trees can be found along the river banks of the barangay which make the soil in the banks stable. The barangay is approximately about 2 ½ kilometers away from the town proper of Bacnotan and it is accessible to all kinds of land transportation and can be reached also by air transport through helicopters.
The northwestern part of the barangay is presently classified as an industrial zone by the zoning and land use office of the municipality. On the other hand, commercial establishment emerged mostly along the side of the national highway that passes through the north and south of barangay. Hence, house was grouped along the barangay roads while the rest of the areas of the barangay were plains or the rice fields.