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Municipality of Carasi
Map of Ilocos Norte with Carasi highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Carasi highlighted
Carasi is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°12′N 120°52′E / 18.2°N 120.87°E / 18.2; 120.87Coordinates: 18°12′N 120°52′E / 18.2°N 120.87°E / 18.2; 120.87
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Norte
District1st District
Barangays3 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorRene Villa Gaspar
 • Electorate1,324 voters (2016)
 • Total82.97 km2 (32.03 sq mi)
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total1,567
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)77
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)49.5 million  (2016)
Native languagesIlocano

Carasi, officially the Municipality of Carasi, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 1,567 people.[3]


Carasi is a land-locked town situated in the eastern border of Ilocos Norte. It has an area of 157.48 km2. Vintar is situated in the north of Carasi, Calanasan in the east, Nueva Era in the south and Piddig in the west. It is in the foot of the Cordillera Mountains.


Carasi is politically subdivided into 3 barangays.[2]


Population census of Carasi
YearPop.±% p.a.
1939 261—    
1948 231−1.35%
1960 222−0.33%
1970 340+4.35%
1975 374+1.93%
1980 421+2.39%
1990 632+4.15%
1995 750+3.26%
2000 1,154+9.68%
2007 1,435+3.05%
2010 1,473+0.96%
2015 1,567+1.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Carasi was 1,567 people,[3] with a density of 19 inhabitants per square kilometre or 49 inhabitants per square mile.

Local government[edit]

As of the term 2013-2016, these are the elected officials of Carasi:[7]

  • Mayor: Rene V. Gaspar
  • Vice Mayor: Villamor G. Julian
  • Councilors:
    • Nestor S. Julian
    • Eric P. Advincula
    • Domingo R. Pumaras
    • Joepat P. Aguibay
    • Edgar S. Sueb
    • Rhelly S. Rivac
    • Clemente P. Abal
    • Rey Transfiguracion

Government seal[edit]

Shield, denotes that Carasi is within the Province of Ilocos Norte

Deer, represents hunting as means of livelihood of the townspeople

Pine Tree, stands for the forest products that abound in the town

Center Design, signifies defense and protection (shield); hardwork (bolo); and patriotism and bravery (spear).


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Ilocos Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Ilocos Norte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 11 September 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013.

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