|Motto: Sulong Camarines Norte|
Map of the Philippines with Camarines Norte highlighted
|Region||Bicol (Region V)|
|• Governor||Edgardo Tallado (Liberal)|
|• Vice Governor||Jonah Pimentel (Liberal)|
|• Total||2,320.07 km2 (895.78 sq mi)|
|Area rank||57th out of 80|
|• Rank||51st out of 80|
|• Density||230/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||33rd out of 80|
|• Independent cities||0|
|• Component cities||0|
|• Districts||1st and 2nd Districts of Camarines Norte|
|Time zone||PHT (UTC+8)|
|Spoken languages||Bikol, Tagalog|
The province of Camarines Norte is found in the northwestern coast of the Bicol Peninsula, which form the southeastern section of Luzon, the largest island in the Philippine archipelago.
One of the six provinces that make up Region V (Bicol), it is bounded on the north by the Pacific Ocean, in the east by the Pacific Ocean and San Miguel Bay, in the west of Lamon Bay, and in the south by Quezon province and the adjoining province of Camarines Sur.
Its capital town, Daet, is 342 kilometres (213 mi) southeast of Metro Manila, an 8 to 10 hour drive by bus, 6 to 7 hour by private car or a 45-minute trip by plane.
Bicol province was founded 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.
|Population census of Camarines Norte|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Camarines Norte had a population of 513,785 in the 2007 census, which grew to 542,915 in the 2010 census, constituting roughly 10% of the region's population of 5,420,411 people. Bikol is the major language spoken, together with Tagalog and English as second or third languages.
The province’s economy largely depends on agriculture, with grain crops, vegetables, coconuts, rootcrops and fruits as its main products.
The four major manufacturing and processing industries in the province are mining (particularly gold and iron ore), jewelry craft, pineapple and coconut industry.
The province has an international seaport located at Barangay Osmeña, Jose Panganiban town servicing one of its major industries, Pan Century Surfactants. 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.
- "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities". 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
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|Quezon / Lamon Bay||San Miguel Bay / Camarines Sur|
|Quezon, Camarines Sur|