The City of Laoag is located at the west central part of the Province of Ilocos Norte bordering the South China Sea. It is bounded on the East by the Municipality of Sarrat; in the Southeast by the Municipality of San Nicolas; in the Southwest by the Municipality of Paoay, in the Northeast the Municipality of Vintar; in the Northwest by the Municipality of Bacarra; and in the West by the South China Sea. It is one of the cities in Region I.
It is located between 120 degrees and 31 minutes to 120 degrees and 40 minutes longitude and between 18 degrees and 16 minutes north latitude.
The City of Laoag is along the Manila North Road and is 78 kilometers from Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 217 kilometers from the City of San Fernando, La Union, the Regional Capital; 274 kilometers from the Summer Capital, Baguio City; 363 kilometers from Tarlac; and 488 kilometers from the National Capital Region, Metro Manila.
Laoag City is strategically located at the northern tip of the Northwestern Luzon Growth Quadrangle. It is within two hours of jet travel to any one of Asia’s economic tigers by way of the Laoag International Airport if direct routes are opened and established.
Specifically, Laoag is eight hours by land travel and one hour and forty-five minutes by air to Manila, forty-five minutes by air to Taiwan, one hour and forty-five minutes to Japan and two hours to Mainland China or Hong Kong.