Ilocos Norte

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Ilocos Norte
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
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 / km2 (443 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 593,081. This represented 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 these figures, the population density is computed at 171 inhabitants per square kilometer or 443 inhabitants per square mile.

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

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Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Adamsmunicipality1,7921,7850.07%159.31 km2 (61.51 sq mi)11 / km2 (29 / sq mi)1
Bacarramunicipality32,21531,6480.34%65.32 km2 (25.22 sq mi)493 / km2 (1,277 / sq mi)43
Badocmunicipality31,61630,7080.56%76.68 km2 (29.61 sq mi)412 / km2 (1,068 / sq mi)31
Banguimunicipality14,67215,025-0.45%112.98 km2 (43.62 sq mi)130 / km2 (336 / sq mi)14
Bannamunicipality19,43819,0510.38%92.73 km2 (35.80 sq mi)210 / km2 (543 / sq mi)20
Bataccity (CC)55,20153,5420.58%161.06 km2 (62.19 sq mi)343 / km2 (888 / sq mi)43
Burgosmunicipality9,7779,6870.18%128.90 km2 (49.77 sq mi)76 / km2 (196 / sq mi)11
Carasimunicipality1,5671,4731.18%82.97 km2 (32.03 sq mi)19 / km2 (49 / sq mi)3
Currimaomunicipality12,18411,9700.34%34.08 km2 (13.16 sq mi)358 / km2 (926 / sq mi)23
Dingrasmunicipality38,56237,0210.78%96.00 km2 (37.07 sq mi)402 / km2 (1,040 / sq mi)31
Dumalnegmunicipality2,9471,8149.68%88.48 km2 (34.16 sq mi)33 / km2 (86 / sq mi)2
Laoagcity (CC), capital111,125104,9041.10%116.08 km2 (44.82 sq mi)957 / km2 (2,479 / sq mi)80
Marcosmunicipality17,77716,9840.87%72.77 km2 (28.10 sq mi)244 / km2 (633 / sq mi)13
Nueva Eramunicipality9,5067,8373.74%515.02 km2 (198.85 sq mi)18 / km2 (48 / sq mi)11
Pagudpudmunicipality23,77021,8771.59%194.90 km2 (75.25 sq mi)122 / km2 (316 / sq mi)16
Paoaymunicipality24,86623,9560.71%76.24 km2 (29.44 sq mi)326 / km2 (845 / sq mi)31
Pasuquinmunicipality28,98027,9520.69%210.54 km2 (81.29 sq mi)138 / km2 (357 / sq mi)33
Piddigmunicipality21,49720,6060.81%216.20 km2 (83.48 sq mi)99 / km2 (258 / sq mi)23
Pinilimunicipality17,30016,7320.64%89.48 km2 (34.55 sq mi)193 / km2 (501 / sq mi)25
San Nicolasmunicipality36,73634,2371.35%40.18 km2 (15.51 sq mi)914 / km2 (2,369 / sq mi)24
Sarratmunicipality25,21224,7700.34%57.39 km2 (22.16 sq mi)439 / km2 (1,138 / sq mi)24
Solsonamunicipality24,12122,9900.92%166.23 km2 (64.18 sq mi)145 / km2 (376 / sq mi)22
Vintarmunicipality32,22031,4480.46%614.35 km2 (237.20 sq mi)52 / km2 (136 / sq mi)33
Ilocos Norte Total593,081568,0170.83%3,467.89 km2 (1,338.96 sq mi)171 / km2 (443 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
178,995
219,1291.29%
237,5860.41%
251,4550.58%
287,3331.18%
343,4271.76%
371,7241.60%
390,6661.00%
461,6611.68%
482,6510.84%
514,2411.37%
547,2840.86%
568,0171.36%
593,0810.83%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Ilocos Norte as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Manila North Road

Secondary Roads

  • Laoag-Airport Road
  • Gaang Wharf Road

Tertiary Roads

  • A. Castro Avenue
  • Ablan Avenue
  • Batac-Espiritu (Banna) Road
  • Batac-Paoay Road
  • Batac-Pinili via Maipalig Road
  • Bonifacio Road
  • Calipulapu Road
  • Cape Bojeador Road
  • Dingras-Marcos Old Road
  • Ilocos Norte-Abra Road
  • Ilocos Norte-Apayao Road
  • Laoag Airport/Laoag-Balacad Channelization
  • Laoag Cadre Road
  • Laoag-Balaccad Road
  • Laoag-Sarrat-Piddig-Solsona Road
  • MNR Junction-Baay-Suba Road
  • MNR/Ilocos Norte-Apayao Channelization Road
  • Pasuquin-Radar Airstation Road
  • Pias-Currimao-Balaccad Road
  • Pinili-Banna (Espiritu) Road
  • Pinili-Nueva Era Road
  • Sarrat Link Road
  • Tomas Passion Street
  • Tres Martirez de la Patria

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 593,081, ranked 48 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 1,338.96 square kilometers, ranked 39 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 171 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 47 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.83%, ranked 74 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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