Albay

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Albay
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
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 / km2 (1,322 / sq mi)

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. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,314,826. This represented 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 these 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.

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Local government units

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

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Bacacaymunicipality68,90665,7240.90%122.13 km2 (47.15 sq mi)564 / km2 (1,461 / sq mi)56
Camaligmunicipality66,90463,5850.97%130.90 km2 (50.54 sq mi)511 / km2 (1,324 / sq mi)50
Daragamunicipality126,595115,8041.71%118.64 km2 (45.81 sq mi)1,067 / km2 (2,763 / sq mi)54
Guinobatanmunicipality82,36175,9671.55%244.43 km2 (94.37 sq mi)337 / km2 (873 / sq mi)44
Jovellarmunicipality17,30816,8990.46%105.40 km2 (40.70 sq mi)164 / km2 (425 / sq mi)23
Legazpicity (CC), capital, regional center196,639182,2011.46%153.70 km2 (59.34 sq mi)1,279 / km2 (3,314 / sq mi)70
Libonmunicipality75,17271,5270.95%222.76 km2 (86.01 sq mi)337 / km2 (874 / sq mi)47
Ligaocity (CC)111,399104,9141.15%246.75 km2 (95.27 sq mi)451 / km2 (1,169 / sq mi)55
Malilipotmunicipality37,78535,5671.16%44.13 km2 (17.04 sq mi)856 / km2 (2,217 / sq mi)18
Malinaomunicipality45,30142,7701.10%107.50 km2 (41.51 sq mi)421 / km2 (1,091 / sq mi)29
Manitomunicipality24,70722,8191.53%107.40 km2 (41.47 sq mi)230 / km2 (596 / sq mi)15
Oasmunicipality67,96064,7850.92%263.61 km2 (101.78 sq mi)258 / km2 (668 / sq mi)53
Pio Duranmunicipality46,69345,0280.69%133.70 km2 (51.62 sq mi)349 / km2 (905 / sq mi)33
Polanguimunicipality88,22182,3071.33%145.30 km2 (56.10 sq mi)607 / km2 (1,573 / sq mi)44
Rapu-Rapumunicipality36,92035,8750.55%155.30 km2 (59.96 sq mi)238 / km2 (616 / sq mi)34
Santo Domingomunicipality34,96732,4141.45%51.22 km2 (19.78 sq mi)683 / km2 (1,768 / sq mi)23
Tabacocity (CC)133,868125,0831.30%117.14 km2 (45.23 sq mi)1,143 / km2 (2,960 / sq mi)47
Tiwimunicipality53,12050,1631.10%105.76 km2 (40.83 sq mi)502 / km2 (1,301 / sq mi)25
Albay Total1,314,8261,233,4321.22%2,575.77 km2 (994.51 sq mi)510 / km2 (1,322 / 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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
200,916
259,7041.63%
333,9201.26%
394,6941.73%
514,9802.37%
673,9812.67%
728,8271.58%
809,1772.11%
903,7851.11%
1,005,3152.01%
1,090,9071.77%
1,187,1851.17%
1,233,4321.40%
1,314,8261.22%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Albay as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LZ)

Secondary Roads

  • Albay West Coast Road
  • Banquerohan-Bariis-Sogoy-Sorsogon Boundary Road
  • Camp Bagong Ibalong Road
  • Daang Maharlika Junction-Legazpi-Santo Domingo-Tabaco-Camarines Sur Boundary Road
  • Lakandula Drive
  • Legazpi Access Road
  • Legazpi Airport Road
  • Legazpi City-Punta de Jesus Road
  • Ligao-Pio Duran Road
  • Ligao-Tabaco Road
  • Matacon-Libon-Polangui Junction Road
  • Quezon Avenue-Wharf Road
  • Tabaco Wharf Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Comun-Inarado-Peñafrancia Road
  • Elizondo Street
  • Guinobatan Poblacion Road
  • Lakandula Drive Portion
  • Libon-Bacolod-San Vicente-Marocmoc-Buga Road
  • Ligao-Poblacion Road
  • Malinao Poblacion Road
  • Mount Mayon Park Road
  • Oas Poblacion Road
  • Polangui Poblacion Road
  • Quezon Avenue-Wharf Road
  • Rizal Avenue
  • San Antonio Betts Street
  • Santo Domingo Poblacion Road
  • Santo Domingo-Buhatan-Cagraray Circumferential Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,314,826, ranked 20 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 994.51 square kilometers, ranked 56 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 510 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 11 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.22%, ranked 51 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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