- Ilocos Norte
Infobox Philippine province
name = Ilocos Norte
sealfile = Ph_seal_ilocos_norte.png
Ilocos Region(Region I)
founded = —
pop2000 = 514,241
pop2000rank = 48th largest
popden2000 = 151
popden2000rank = 27th lowest
areakm2 = 3,399.3
arearank = 27th smallest
hucities = 0
componentcities = 2
municipalities = 21
barangays = 557
districts = 2
languages = Ilokano Tagalog
governor = Michael Marcos Keon (Kampi)
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_map_ilocos_norte.png
Ilocos Norte is a province of the
Philippineslocated in the Ilocos Regionin Luzon. Its capital is Laoag Cityand is located at the northwest corner of Luzon island, bordering Cagayan and Apayao to the east, and Abra and Ilocos Surto the south. Ilocos Norte faces the South China Seato the west and the Luzon Straitto 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.
=People and cultureIn the 330 pages “The
IlocosHeritage” (the 27th book written by Visitacion de la Torre), the Ilocano legacyand the life of the Ilocano – are described as - "the browbeaten, industrious, cheerful, simple soul who has shown a remarkable strain of bravery and a bit of wanderlust." The Ilocano history reveals his struggles and victories – in battles for colonial independence from Spain and America, to Philippine leadership. The new Ilocano searched for greener pastures towards new lands local and foreign - Palawan, Mindanao, Hawaii, the United Statesand Greece. The Ilocano material culture and spirituality can be seen in the past - images of Spanish santo (saints), antique but intricate wooden furniture and quality local fiber. The native Ilocano is a weaver, wood carverand potteryexpert. The Ilocano cuisine– ranges from the exotic "abu-os" ( ant eggs) to vegetable broth "dinengdeng," the sticky "tinubong" to the "puki-puki" ( eggplantsalad). Ilocandia is filled with colonial churches, the legacy of Spanish Catholicism. [ [http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/regions/view/20080924-162501/The-rich-treasures-of-Ilocandia newsinfo.inquirer.net, The rich treasures of Ilocandia] ]
Although Ilocos Norte has some
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 City native Gregorio Aglipay.
Ilocos Norte is home to several famous Roman Catholic churches:
PaoayChurch ( St. AugustineChurch) - named a UNESCO World Heritage Sitein 1993.
St. William's Cathedralin Laoag - famous for its Sinking Bell Tower
St. MonicaChurch in Sarrat - biggest church in the Ilocos Region.
BacarraChurch - destroyed during an intensity 7.8 earthquake in 1983, reconstructed and reinaugurated in 1984.
Immaculate ConceptionParish in Batac-Built in 1587
The province specializes in the following products and industries:
Agriculture- rice, corn, garlic, legumes, root crops, tobacco, and other fruits and vegetables
Fishery- tilapiaand assorted fishes
Livestock- swine and cattle
Cottage industries- loom weaving, furniture, ceramics, iron works
Manufacturingand food processing- salt, bagoong, patis, basi (native Ilocano wine), vinegar, longganisa, chicharon, bagnet, chichacorn (cornick), jewelry, garments, cereal processing, packaging, mechanized processing equipment
Wind PowerIlocos Norte's position on the northwest corner of Luzon makes it ideal for wind power generation. There is currently a 25 Megawattwind farm in Ilocos Norte, and several more wind energy projects are being planned [ [http://www.gmanews.tv/story/93262/More-wind-energy-projects-planned-in-Ilocos-Norte GMA NEWS.TV, More wind energy projects planned in Ilocos Norte] ] .
Ilocos Norte was the birthplace of president
Ferdinand Marcos(To this day, Marcos's political vehicle, the New Society Movement, retains a strong following in the province).
* [http://www.ilocosnorte.gov.ph Ilocos Norte Official Website]
* [http://ilocostimes.com/ Ilocos Times Online]
* [http://www.bacarra89ers.org/ilocosnorte/ Ilocos Norte In Images]
* [http://www.karitoon.com karitoon.com - Northern Luzon Online Community ]
People from Ilocos Norte
Josefa Llanes Escoda
Ferdinand E. Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Imee R. Marcos
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