Laoag

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Laoag
City of Laoag
Façade of Laoag Cathedral
Exterior of Laoag International AirportLa Paz Sand Dunes
Aurora Park located in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. The provincial capitol can be seen in the backgroundSinking bell tower of Laoag
Gilbert Bridge spanning across the Padsan River in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
From top, left to right: Façade of Laoag Cathedral, Exterior of Laoag International Airport, La Paz Sand Dunes, Aurora Park, Sinking bell tower of Laoag, Gilbert Bridge spanning across the Padsan River
Nickname(s): 
The Sunshine City
Map of Ilocos Norte with Laoag highlighted
Map of Ilocos Norte with Laoag highlighted
Laoag is located in Philippines
Laoag
Laoag
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 18°12′N 120°36′E / 18.2°N 120.6°E / 18.2; 120.6Coordinates: 18°12′N 120°36′E / 18.2°N 120.6°E / 18.2; 120.6
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvinceIlocos Norte
District1st District
Founded1580
Cityhood19 June 1965
Barangays80 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorMichael Marcos Keon
 • Vice MayorVicentito M. Lazo
 • CongressmanRia Christina G. Fariñas
 • Electorate78,731 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total116.08 km2 (44.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total111,125
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2900
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)77
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class3rd city income class
Revenue (₱)636.9 million  (2016)
Native languagesIlocano
Tagalog
Websitewww.laoagcity.gov.ph

Laoag, officially the City of Laoag (Ilocano: Siudad ti Laoag), is a city and the capital of the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

References[change | change source]

  1. "City". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  2. "Province: Ilocos Norte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.