Camarines Norte

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Province of Camarines Norte
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Region Bicol Region (Region V)
Governor Jesus Typoco Jr.
Barangays 282
Physical characteristics
Area 2,112.5 km²
(21st smallest)
Total (2000) 458,840
(25th smallest)
Density 217/km²
(37th highest)

Camarines Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. Its capital is Daet and the province borders Quezon to the west and Camarines Sur to the south.



Camarines Norte has a population of 458,840, making it the 37th most populated province in the country. Bikol is the major language spoken, together with Tagalog and English.


Pre-Spanish Colonialism

Spanish Colonialism

Bicol province was established in 1573. The province of Camarines was created from Bicol in 1636. That province was divided in 1829, creating Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. They were briefly merged from 1854 to 1857 to make Ambos Camarines (ambos is Spanish for "both"). They were merged into Ambos Camarines once again in 1893. The province was divided into Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur once again in 1917.

Fil-American War to American Occupation (1898-1946)

World War II


The four major manufacturing and processing industries in the province are jewelry craft, gifts/toys/housewares, pineapple and coconut industry.

On February 1, 2016 The ACI AM stations in Daet, Camarines Norte call letters DZZY 972 kHz on test broadcast



Camarines Norte is subdivided into 12 municipalities.

City/Municipality No. of
Basud Silverio G. Quiñones III
Capalonga Ernesto M. Jalgalado, Jr.
Daet 25 Tito Sarte Sarion
Jose Panganiban William A. Lim
Labo 52 Winifredo Balce Oco
Mercedes Pepito P. Lo
Paracale Romeo Y. Moreno
San Lorenzo Ruiz Edgar T. Ramores
San Vicente Joseph Stanley G. Alegre
Santa Elena Dominador G. Mendoza
Talisay 15 21,509 Rodolfo V. Gache
Vinzons Oliver R. Ferrer


The province is bounded on the north by Lamon Bay and the Philippine Sea, on the east by San Miguel Bay, on the west by Lamon Bay, and on the south by Quezon province and the adjoining province of Camarines Sur. It has a total land area of 2,200 square kilometers, which is 12.4 % of the total Bicol area and 0.73% of the total Philippine area.

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