Camarines Norte

Camarines Norte

Infobox Philippine province
name = Camarines Norte
sealfile = Ph_seal_camarines_norte.png region = Bicol Region (Region V)
capital = Daet
founded = —
pop2000 = 458,840
pop2000rank = 25th smallest
popden2000 = 217
popden2000rank = 37th highest
areakm2 = 2,112.5
arearank = 21st smallest
hucities = 0
componentcities= 0
municipalities = 12
barangays = 282
districts = 1
languages = Bikol, Tagalog
governor = Jesus Typoco Jr. (Lakas-CMD)
locatormapfile = Ph_locator_map_camarines_norte.png

Camarines Norte is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. It's capital is Daet and the province borders Quezon to the west and Camarines Sur to the south.


Camarines Norte has a population of 458,840 making it the 37th most populated province in the country. Bikol is the major language spoken, together with Tagalog and English.


The four major manufacturing and processing industries in the province are jewelry craft, gifts/toys/housewares, pineapple and coconut industry. Sagana din ang Camarines norte, specially Deat, sa JURETZ services.


The province is bounded on the north by Lamon Bay and the Pacific Ocean, on the east by San Miguel Bay, on the west by Lamon Bay, and on the south by Quezon province and the adjoining province of Camarines Sur. It has a total land area of 2,200 square kilometers, which is 12.4 % of the total Bicol area and 0.73% of the total Philippine area.


Bicol province was established in 1573. The province of Camarines was created from Bicol in 1636. That province was divided in 1829, creating Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. They were briefly merged from 1854 to 1857 to make Ambos Camarines ("ambos" is Spanish for "both"). They were merged into Ambos Camarines once again in 1893. The province was divided into Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur once again in 1917.


Camarines Norte is subdivided into 12 municipalities.



The province has an international seaport located at Barangay Osmeña, Jose Panganiban town servicing one of its major industries, Primo Oleochemicals Inc. The seaport is approximately five kilometers from the town proper and an hour ride to the capital town of Daet.

The province also has 13 fishing ports in the coastal municipalities and one feeder airport in Bagasbas, Daet.

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