Jovellar, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typemunicipality
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count23
Postal code4515
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)105.40 km2 (40.70 sq mi)
Population (2015)17,308
Density (2015)164 / km2 (425 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 4' North, 123° 36' East (13.0688, 123.6002)
Estimated elevation above sea level27.6 meters (90.6 feet)

Jovellar is a landlocked municipality in the coastal province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 105.40 square kilometers or 40.70 square miles which constitutes 4.09% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 17,308. This represented 1.32% of the total population of Albay province, or 0.30% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 164 inhabitants per square kilometer or 425 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Jovellar has 23 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Aurora Poblacion0.55%96120-20.00%-4.16%
Bagacay5.69%9859375.12%0.96%
Bautista5.32%920993-7.35%-1.44%
Cabraran9.45%1,6361,5694.27%0.80%
Calzada Poblacion3.02%52346113.45%2.43%
Del Rosario3.92%679687-1.16%-0.22%
Estrella2.96%51343817.12%3.06%
Florista4.56%790882-10.43%-2.08%
Mabini Poblacion3.67%636680-6.47%-1.27%
Magsaysay Poblacion0.73%126186-32.26%-7.15%
Mamlad6.03%1,0449687.85%1.45%
Maogog7.49%1,2971,14313.47%2.44%
Mercado Poblacion1.28%221234-5.56%-1.08%
Plaza Poblacion0.97%168197-14.72%-2.99%
Quitinday Poblacion1.47%254279-8.96%-1.77%
Rizal Poblacion2.08%360396-9.09%-1.80%
Salvacion2.31%400424-5.66%-1.10%
San Isidro5.89%1,0209932.72%0.51%
San Roque8.49%1,4701,4153.89%0.73%
San Vicente11.42%1,9761,8387.51%1.39%
Sinagaran3.29%57050413.10%2.37%
Villa Paz5.04%8728176.73%1.25%
White Deer Poblacion4.34%7527381.90%0.36%
Jovellar Total17,30816,8992.42%0.46%

Historical population

The population of Jovellar grew from 12,025 in 1960 to 17,308 in 2015, an increase of 5,283 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.46%, or an increase of 409 people, from the previous population of 16,899 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
12,025
14,0031.50%
14,1210.17%
15,0161.24%
14,884-0.09%
16,8762.38%
17,3570.60%
17,6150.20%
16,899-1.50%
17,3080.46%

Location

The municipal center of Jovellar is situated at approximately 13° 4' North, 123° 36' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 27.6 meters or 90.6 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 Jovellar are Legazpi, Ligao, Tabaco, Iriga, Sorsogon City, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Guinobatan, Camalig, Daraga, Pio Duran, Donsol, and Pilar. Its distance from the national capital is 329.54 kilometers (204.76 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Guinobatan, Albay, 13.56 kilometers (8.43 miles) to the North (N0°W)
  • Camalig, Albay, 13.82 kilometers (8.59 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N25°E)
  • Daraga, Albay, 15.04 kilometers (9.35 miles) to the Northeast (N54°E)
  • Pio Duran, Albay, 16.16 kilometers (10.04 miles) to the West (S80°W)
  • Donsol, Sorsogon, 17.82 kilometers (11.07 miles) to the South (S1°W)
  • Pilar, Sorsogon, 18.00 kilometers (11.19 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S26°E)

Nearest cities

  • Legazpi, Albay, 16.48 kilometers (10.24 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N62°E)
  • Ligao, Albay, 20.24 kilometers (12.58 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 35.06 kilometers (21.79 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N23°E)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 44.05 kilometers (27.37 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N27°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 45.25 kilometers (28.12 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S76°E)
  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 76.13 kilometers (47.31 miles) to the Northwest (N36°W)

Distance from Manila: 329.54 kilometers (204.76 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 17,308, ranked 1,339 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 40.70 square kilometers, ranked 1,008 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 164 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1,110 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 0.46%, ranked 1,412 out of 1,634

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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