The Abra River is the major artery and source of life for the people that live in Abra Province. This is the biggest, longest and most popular river among the numerous rivers criss-crossing the valleys of the province. The Abra River runs from high in the mountains through lowland farms and into the China Sea, and through several provinces. two provinces, including the Mountain Province, Abra Province and Ilocos Sur. The Abra River flows northward for more than 90 kilometers. At Lagang-ilang, the river bends to the west, breaks through the granite wall of the Malaya Range and empties itself into the South China Sea (south of Vigan). For many generations, communities along the Abra River made their living from farming, fishing, handicrafts, and small-scale mining of gold and copper. In recent years, large corporations have begun mining the area’s gold, causing great harm to the river, the wildlife, and the people who live there. The Abra River is where all rivers and streams converge together. This is an ideal place for swimming and fishing.