Albay

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Albay
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
CapitalLegazpi
Total local government units
Cities3
Municipalities15
Barangays720
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Burias Pass
Area (2007)2,575.77 km2
(994.51 sq. mi)
Population (2015)1,314,826
Density (2015)510 per km2
(1,322 per sq. mi)
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Albay is a province in the Philippines situated in the Bicol Region occupying the southeastern peninsula of Luzon and the outlying island provinces of Masbate and Catanduanes.. Its capital is the City of Legazpi.

The province has a land area of 2,575.77 square kilometers or 994.51 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,314,826 representing 22.68% of the total population of the Bicol Region, 2.29% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 1.30% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 510 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,322 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Albay is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Camarines Sur, Lagonoy Gulf, Albay Gulf, Sorsogon, and the Burias Pass.

Local government units

Albay has 15 municipalities and 3 cities. The total number of barangays in the province is 720.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Bacacaymun68,906
(5.24%)
65,7240.90%122.13 km2
(47.15 sq mi)
564 per km2
(1,461 per sq mi)
56
Camaligmun66,904
(5.09%)
63,5850.97%130.90 km2
(50.54 sq mi)
511 per km2
(1,324 per sq mi)
50
Daragamun126,595
(9.63%)
115,8041.71%118.64 km2
(45.81 sq mi)
1,067 per km2
(2,763 per sq mi)
54
Guinobatanmun82,361
(6.26%)
75,9671.55%244.43 km2
(94.37 sq mi)
337 per km2
(873 per sq mi)
44
Jovellarmun17,308
(1.32%)
16,8990.46%105.40 km2
(40.70 sq mi)
164 per km2
(425 per sq mi)
23
Legazpicity (CC), capital, regional center196,639
(14.96%)
182,2011.46%153.70 km2
(59.34 sq mi)
1,279 per km2
(3,314 per sq mi)
70
Libonmun75,172
(5.72%)
71,5270.95%222.76 km2
(86.01 sq mi)
337 per km2
(874 per sq mi)
47
Ligaocity (CC)111,399
(8.47%)
104,9141.15%246.75 km2
(95.27 sq mi)
451 per km2
(1,169 per sq mi)
55
Malilipotmun37,785
(2.87%)
35,5671.16%44.13 km2
(17.04 sq mi)
856 per km2
(2,217 per sq mi)
18
Malinaomun45,301
(3.45%)
42,7701.10%107.50 km2
(41.51 sq mi)
421 per km2
(1,091 per sq mi)
29
Manitomun24,707
(1.88%)
22,8191.53%107.40 km2
(41.47 sq mi)
230 per km2
(596 per sq mi)
15
Oasmun67,960
(5.17%)
64,7850.92%263.61 km2
(101.78 sq mi)
258 per km2
(668 per sq mi)
53
Pio Duranmun46,693
(3.55%)
45,0280.69%133.70 km2
(51.62 sq mi)
349 per km2
(905 per sq mi)
33
Polanguimun88,221
(6.71%)
82,3071.33%145.30 km2
(56.10 sq mi)
607 per km2
(1,573 per sq mi)
44
Rapu-Rapumun36,920
(2.81%)
35,8750.55%155.30 km2
(59.96 sq mi)
238 per km2
(616 per sq mi)
34
Santo Domingomun34,967
(2.66%)
32,4141.45%51.22 km2
(19.78 sq mi)
683 per km2
(1,768 per sq mi)
23
Tabacocity (CC)133,868
(10.18%)
125,0831.30%117.14 km2
(45.23 sq mi)
1,143 per km2
(2,960 per sq mi)
47
Tiwimun53,120
(4.04%)
50,1631.10%105.76 km2
(40.83 sq mi)
502 per km2
(1,301 per sq mi)
25
Albay Total1,314,8261,233,4321.22%2,575.77 km2
(994.51 sq mi)
510 per km2
(1,322 per sq mi)
720
Historical population

The population of Albay grew from 514,980 in 1960 to 1,314,826 in 2015, an increase of 799,846 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.22%, or an increase of 81,394 people, from the previous population of 1,233,432 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2200,916
1918 Dec 31259,7041.63%
1939 Jan 1333,9201.26%
1948 Oct 1394,6941.73%
1960 Feb 15514,9802.37%
1970 May 6673,9812.67%
1975 May 1728,8271.58%
1980 May 1809,1772.11%
1990 May 1903,7851.11%
1995 Sep 11,005,3152.01%
2000 May 11,090,9071.77%
2007 Aug 11,187,1851.17%
2010 May 11,233,4321.40%
2015 Aug 11,314,8261.22%

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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