Ilocos Norte

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Province of Ilocos Norte
Landmarks
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Location
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Government
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Governor Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. (1998-present)
Barangays 557
Physical characteristics
Area 3,399.3 km²
(27th smallest)
Population
Total (2000) 514,241
(48th largest)
Density 151/km²
(27th lowest)

Ilocos Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. Its capital is Laoag City and is located at the northwest corner of Luzon island, bordering Cagayan and Apayao to the east, and Abra and Ilocos Sur to the south. Ilocos Norte faces the South China Sea to the west and the Luzon Strait to the north.

Ilocos Norte is noted for being the birthplace of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who led an authoritarian rule over the country during the latter half of his incumbency. The Marcoses enjoy a modicum of popularity in the province. Ilocos Norte is also known as a northern tourist destination, being the location of Fort Ilocandia, an upper class beach resort famous among expatriates, and Pagudpud.

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People and culture

Religion

Although Ilocos Norte is mostly Roman Catholic, several other religious sects have a strong following in this area. Of these, the most notable is the Aglipayan Church, founded by Batac native Gregorio Aglipay.

Ilocos Norte is home to several famous Roman Catholic churches:

Economy

Bagoong fermenting in burnay jars in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines

The province specializes in the following products and industries:

No information.

Political Divisions

Ilocos Norte is subdivided into 557 barangays, 21 municipalities, and 2 city.

City/Municipality No. of
Barangays
Population
(2000)
Area
(km²)
Pop. density
(per km²)
Ph seal ilocos norte adams.png Adams 1 1,480 159.31 9.3
Ph seal ilocos norte bacarra.png Bacarra 43 29,668 66.07 449.0
Ph seal ilocos norte badoc.png Badoc 31 27,862 66.41 419.5
Ph seal ilocos norte bangui.png Bangui 15 14,327 163.59 87.6
Ph seal ilocos norte banna.png Banna (Espiritu) 20 16,704 97.68 171.0
Ph seal ilocos norte batac.png Batac City 43 47,682 161.06 296.1
Ph seal ilocos norte burgos.png Burgos 11 8,534 128.90 66.2
Ph seal ilocos norte carasi.png Carasi 3 1,154 157.38 7.3
Ph seal ilocos norte currimao.png Currimao 23 10,615 33.08 320.9
Ph seal ilocos norte dingras.png Dingras 31 33,310 96.00 347.0
Ph seal ilocos norte dumalneg.png Dumalneg 1 1,486 88.48 16.8
Ph seal ilocos norte laoag city.png Laoag City 80 94,466 101.88 927.2
Ph seal ilocos norte marcos.png Marcos 13 15,154 226.38 66.9
Ph seal ilocos norte nueva era.png Nueva Era 11 6,095 515.02 11.8
Ph seal ilocos norte pagudpud.png Pagudpud 16 19,315 194.90 99.1
Ph seal ilocos norte paoay.png Paoay 31 21,745 76.24 285.2
Ph seal ilocos norte pasuquin.png Pasuquin 33 24,739 189.39 130.6
Ph seal ilocos norte piddig.png Piddig 23 19,059 121.33 157.1
Ph seal ilocos norte pinili.png Pinili 25 15,903 89.48 177.7
Ph seal ilocos norte san nicolas.png San Nicolas 24 31,688 40.18 788.7
Ph seal ilocos norte sarrat.png Sarrat 24 22,884 57.39 398.8
Ph seal ilocos norte solsona.png Solsona 22 21,338 167.91 127.1
Ph seal ilocos norte vintar.png Vintar 33 29,031 624.85 46.5

History

Ilocos Norte was the birthplace of president Ferdinand Marcos. There is also a windmill in Ilocos Norte, the only one in the whole Philippines. It is located at the Bangui Bay in Ilocos Norte, It consists of 15 wind turbines, totaling 24.75 megawatts. Annual energy production is estimated to be about 74.48 gigawatt hours. The project sponsor is a local private company, NorthWind Power Development Corporation.

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