|Region||Bicol Region (Region V)|
|Governor||Jesus Typoco Jr.|
|Area|| 2,112.5 km²|
|Total (2000)|| 458,840|
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.
Fil-American War to American Occupation (1898-1946)
World War II
The four major manufacturing and processing industries in the province are jewelry craft, gifts/toys/housewares, pineapple and coconut industry.
Camarines Norte is subdivided into 12 municipalities.