Ilocos Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Ilocos Norte
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
CapitalLaoag
Total local government units
Cities2
Municipalities21
Barangays557
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea
Area (2007)3,467.89 km2
(1,338.96 sq. mi)
Population (2015)593,081
Density (2015)171 per km2
(443 per sq. mi)
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Ilocos Norte is a province in the Philippines situated in the Ilocos Region occupying the northwestern section of Luzon. Its capital is the City of Laoag.

The province has a land area of 3,467.89 square kilometers or 1,338.96 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 593,081 representing 11.80% of the total population of the Ilocos Region, 1.03% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.59% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 171 inhabitants per square kilometer or 443 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Ilocos Norte is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by Cagayan, Apayao, Abra, Ilocos Sur, and the South China Sea.

Local government units

Ilocos Norte has 21 municipalities and 2 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 557.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Adamsmun1,792
(0.30%)
1,7850.07%159.31 km2
(61.51 sq mi)
11 per km2
(29 per sq mi)
1
Bacarramun32,215
(5.43%)
31,6480.34%65.32 km2
(25.22 sq mi)
493 per km2
(1,277 per sq mi)
43
Badocmun31,616
(5.33%)
30,7080.56%76.68 km2
(29.61 sq mi)
412 per km2
(1,068 per sq mi)
31
Banguimun14,672
(2.47%)
15,025-0.45%112.98 km2
(43.62 sq mi)
130 per km2
(336 per sq mi)
14
Bannamun19,438
(3.28%)
19,0510.38%92.73 km2
(35.80 sq mi)
210 per km2
(543 per sq mi)
20
Bataccity (CC)55,201
(9.31%)
53,5420.58%161.06 km2
(62.19 sq mi)
343 per km2
(888 per sq mi)
43
Burgosmun9,777
(1.65%)
9,6870.18%128.90 km2
(49.77 sq mi)
76 per km2
(196 per sq mi)
11
Carasimun1,567
(0.26%)
1,4731.18%82.97 km2
(32.03 sq mi)
19 per km2
(49 per sq mi)
3
Currimaomun12,184
(2.05%)
11,9700.34%34.08 km2
(13.16 sq mi)
358 per km2
(926 per sq mi)
23
Dingrasmun38,562
(6.50%)
37,0210.78%96.00 km2
(37.07 sq mi)
402 per km2
(1,040 per sq mi)
31
Dumalnegmun2,947
(0.50%)
1,8149.68%88.48 km2
(34.16 sq mi)
33 per km2
(86 per sq mi)
2
Laoagcity (CC), capital111,125
(18.74%)
104,9041.10%116.08 km2
(44.82 sq mi)
957 per km2
(2,479 per sq mi)
80
Marcosmun17,777
(3.00%)
16,9840.87%72.77 km2
(28.10 sq mi)
244 per km2
(633 per sq mi)
13
Nueva Eramun9,506
(1.60%)
7,8373.74%515.02 km2
(198.85 sq mi)
18 per km2
(48 per sq mi)
11
Pagudpudmun23,770
(4.01%)
21,8771.59%194.90 km2
(75.25 sq mi)
122 per km2
(316 per sq mi)
16
Paoaymun24,866
(4.19%)
23,9560.71%76.24 km2
(29.44 sq mi)
326 per km2
(845 per sq mi)
31
Pasuquinmun28,980
(4.89%)
27,9520.69%210.54 km2
(81.29 sq mi)
138 per km2
(357 per sq mi)
33
Piddigmun21,497
(3.62%)
20,6060.81%216.20 km2
(83.48 sq mi)
99 per km2
(258 per sq mi)
23
Pinilimun17,300
(2.92%)
16,7320.64%89.48 km2
(34.55 sq mi)
193 per km2
(501 per sq mi)
25
San Nicolasmun36,736
(6.19%)
34,2371.35%40.18 km2
(15.51 sq mi)
914 per km2
(2,369 per sq mi)
24
Sarratmun25,212
(4.25%)
24,7700.34%57.39 km2
(22.16 sq mi)
439 per km2
(1,138 per sq mi)
24
Solsonamun24,121
(4.07%)
22,9900.92%166.23 km2
(64.18 sq mi)
145 per km2
(376 per sq mi)
22
Vintarmun32,220
(5.43%)
31,4480.46%614.35 km2
(237.20 sq mi)
52 per km2
(136 per sq mi)
33
Ilocos Norte Total593,081568,0170.83%3,467.89 km2
(1,338.96 sq mi)
171 per km2
(443 per sq mi)
557
Historical population

The population of Ilocos Norte grew from 287,333 in 1960 to 593,081 in 2015, an increase of 305,748 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.83%, or an increase of 25,064 people, from the previous population of 568,017 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2178,995
1918 Dec 31219,1291.29%
1939 Jan 1237,5860.41%
1948 Oct 1251,4550.58%
1960 Feb 15287,3331.18%
1970 May 6343,4271.76%
1975 May 1371,7241.60%
1980 May 1390,6661.00%
1990 May 1461,6611.68%
1995 Sep 1482,6510.84%
2000 May 1514,2411.37%
2007 Aug 1547,2840.86%
2010 May 1568,0171.36%
2015 Aug 1593,0810.83%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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