Ilocos Region

The Ilocos Region of the Philippines, designated as Region I is located in the northwestern part of Luzon. It is bounded by Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley to the east, Central Luzon to the south and by the South China Sea to the west.

The region is composed of four provinces, namely: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan. Its administrative center is San Fernando City, La Union. The region is occupied mostly by Ilocanos.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Ilocos Region (Region I)

Administrative Center: San Fernando City, La Union
Population:
2000 census—4,200,478 (Xth largest).
Density—327 per km² (Xth highest).
Area: 12,840 km² (Xth largest)
Divisions:
Provinces—4.
Component Cities—8.
Municipalities—117.
Barangays—3,265.
Congressional districts—12.
Languages: Iloko, Tagalog, English

Table of contents
1 People and Culture
2 Economy
3 Geography
4 Tourist Attractions
5 History
6 External Links

People and Culture

[Demographic detail (population, languages, religion, education, etc.), festivals, etc.]

Economy

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Geography

Political

Ilocos Region is composed of 4 provinces and a total of 8 cities.

Provinces

Cities

  • Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
  • ...

Physical

Ilocos Region occupies the narrow plain between the Cordillera Central mountain range and the South China Sea. The region also occupies the northern portion of the Central Luzon plain, to the northeast of the Zambales Mountains. Lingayen Gulf is the most notable body of water in the region and it contains a number of islands, including the Hundred Islands National Park. To the north of the region is Luzon Strait.

The Agno river runs through Pangasinan and empties into Lingayen Gulf. The river flow into a broad delta in the vicinity of Lingayen and Dagupan City.

Tourist Attractions

Hundred Islands National Park. Located in the Lingayen Gulf in Pangasinan.

Vigan colonial houses. Vigan City is famous for its cobblestone streets and Spanish-style houses. Many films depicting the Spanish era have been shot here.

History

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External Links


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