GEOGRAPHY                    

Ilocos Norte has a land of 3,662 sq.km.,bordered by Ilocos Sur (south), Abra (southeast), Cagayan (east) and the South China
Sea (west).

CITIES                                   

2 (Laoag&Batac)


TOWNS

21 (Adams, Bacarra,Badoc,Bangui,Banna,Burgos,Carasi,
Currimao, Dingras,Dumalneg,Marcos,Nueva Era, Pagudpud,
Paoay,Pasuquin,Piddig,Pinili,San Nicolas,Sarrat,Solsona&Vintar)


PROXIMITY               

By air: 45 minutes from Manila; 55 minutes from Kaoshiung; 80
Minutes from Guangzhou, Hongkong&Taipe; 2.15 hours from
Shanghai.


By land: 8 hours from Manila; 4 hours from Baguio.


FLIGHTS*                           

Domestic: Manila (daily)
International:  Kaohsiung (chartered)

 

SEASONS                            

Dry (November to April) and wet (May to October)

 

CLIMATE                             

Average temperature is 26.8˚ C

 

POPULATION                    

Total                     568,017(2010)
Laoag                   104,904
Batac                    53,542
Dingras                 37,021
San Nicolas           34,237
Bacarra                 31,648

 

LANGUAGE                       

Iloko (Ilocano) is the common language, although English and Filipino are widely used.

 

RELIGION                           

Roman Catholic:54.20%;Aglipay: 28.82%; Evangelicals:5.12%;

Iglesiani Cristo: 4.37%; Others: 7.49% (end 2007)

 

LARGEST AREA                 

Vintar                 624.85 sq.km                   pop.31,448(2010)
Nueva Era           515.02 sq.km                      7,837
Marcos                226.38   sq.km                   16,984

 

CLOTHING                         

Thin cotton is recommended, although a jacket may be necessary in the evenings during the cooler months (November – February)

 

ELECTRICITY                      

220 volts, 60 cycles.

 

WATER                                

Drink only bottled or boiled water.

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