Daraga
Province of Albay

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count54
Postal code4501
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)118.64 km2
(45.81 sq. mi)
Population (2015)126,595
Density (2015)1,067 per km2
(2,763 per sq. mi)
Coordinates13° 9' North, 123° 43' East
(13.1478 ° N, 123.7131 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
27.9 meters
(91.4 feet)
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Daraga, formerly known as Locsin, is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 118.64 square kilometers or 45.81 square miles which constitutes 4.61% of Albay's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 126,595 representing 9.63% of the total population of Albay province, or 2.18% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 1,067 inhabitants per square kilometer or 2,763 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Daraga has 54 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2015)
Population
(2010)
Change
(2010-2015)

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Alcala2.32%2,9352,7556.53%1.21%
Alobo0.66%8417926.19%1.15%
Anislag9.05%11,4619,44521.34%3.75%
Bagumbayan2.70%3,4163,2544.98%0.93%
Balinad2.06%2,6062,23016.86%3.01%
Bañadero1.30%1,6431,6370.37%0.07%
Bañag2.21%2,8002,7192.98%0.56%
Bascaran3.42%4,3353,9469.86%1.81%
Bigao0.85%1,0731,0155.71%1.06%
Binitayan3.51%4,4474,2574.46%0.83%
Bongalon0.91%1,1481,1232.23%0.42%
Budiao0.23%2882716.27%1.17%
Burgos0.97%1,2271,1229.36%1.72%
Busay1.63%2,0651,68422.62%3.96%
Canarom0.41%5135012.40%0.45%
Cullat1.18%1,4921,4602.19%0.41%
Dela Paz0.72%90977317.59%3.13%
Dinoronan0.55%69160813.65%2.47%
Gabawan1.70%2,1511,9838.47%1.56%
Gapo1.63%2,0621,9824.04%0.76%
Ibaugan0.49%62154613.74%2.48%
Ilawod Area Poblacion1.77%2,2431,97813.40%2.42%
Inarado1.43%1,8041,6946.49%1.21%
Kidaco1.08%1,3731,20513.94%2.52%
Kilicao3.42%4,3283,92510.27%1.88%
Kimantong1.69%2,1441,9808.28%1.53%
Kinawitan0.36%45140511.36%2.07%
Kiwalo1.10%1,3871,16019.57%3.46%
Lacag2.00%2,5332,3219.13%1.68%
Mabini0.53%67358115.83%2.84%
Malabog3.35%4,2434,0993.51%0.66%
Malobago0.52%66349234.76%5.84%
Maopi0.95%1,1971,1068.23%1.52%
Market Area Poblacion2.12%2,6812,5385.63%1.05%
Maroroy4.36%5,5185,3313.51%0.66%
Matnog1.40%1,7721,6805.48%1.02%
Mayon1.42%1,7941,7591.99%0.38%
Mi‑isi0.88%1,1081,0287.78%1.44%
Nabasan0.52%66350631.03%5.28%
Namantao1.27%1,6081,5384.55%0.85%
Pandan1.47%1,8591,68310.46%1.91%
Peñafrancia2.40%3,0412,9861.84%0.35%
Sagpon5.20%6,5875,72315.10%2.71%
Salvacion2.88%3,6483,3449.09%1.67%
San Rafael0.23%288296-2.70%-0.52%
San Ramon1.17%1,4811,4412.78%0.52%
San Roque3.55%4,5004,3084.46%0.83%
San Vicente Grande0.86%1,08896113.22%2.39%
San Vicente Pequeño0.27%3363205.00%0.93%
Sipi2.96%3,7503,4548.57%1.58%
Tabon‑tabon2.47%3,1242,58820.71%3.65%
Tagas5.45%6,9016,5275.73%1.07%
Talahib0.51%64354118.85%3.34%
Villahermosa1.93%2,4422,20310.85%1.98%
Daraga Total126,595115,8049.32%1.71%
Historical population

The population of Daraga grew from 41,973 in 1960 to 126,595 in 2015, an increase of 84,622 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [1.26%, 3.27%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.71%, or an increase of 10,791 people, from the previous population of 115,804 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1541,973
1970 May 658,3353.27%
1975 May 163,2651.64%
1980 May 173,2242.97%
1990 May 183,9281.37%
1995 Sep 191,8291.70%
2000 May 1101,0312.07%
2007 Aug 1110,6251.26%
2010 May 1115,8041.68%
2015 Aug 1126,5951.71%
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The town center of Daraga is situated at approximately 13° 9' North, 123° 43' East, which has an elevation estimated at 27.9 meters or 91.4 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Daraga are Legazpi, Ligao, Tabaco, Sorsogon City, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Camalig, Santo Domingo, Guinobatan, Jovellar, Manito, and Bacacay. Its distance from the national capital is 335.80 kilometers (208.66 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Camalig, Albay, 7.30 kilometers (4.54 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)
  • Santo Domingo, Albay, 12.09 kilometers (7.51 miles) to the Northeast (N35°E)
  • Guinobatan, Albay, 13.21 kilometers (8.21 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Jovellar, Albay, 15.04 kilometers (9.35 miles) to the Southwest (S54°W)
  • Manito, Albay, 17.18 kilometers (10.67 miles) to the East (S81°E)
  • Bacacay, Albay, 18.12 kilometers (11.26 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N28°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 335.80 kilometers (208.66 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Postal codes are from the Philippine Postal Corporation.
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