Libon
Province of Albay

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count47
Postal code4507
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBurias Pass
Area (2007)222.76 km2
(86.01 sq. mi)
Population (2015)75,172
Density (2015)337 per km2
(874 per sq. mi)
Coordinates13° 18' North, 123° 26' East
(13.2998 ° N, 123.4384 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
17.9 meters
(58.6 feet)
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Libon is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 222.76 square kilometers or 86.01 square miles which constitutes 8.65% of Albay's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 75,172 representing 5.72% of the total population of Albay province, or 1.30% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 337 inhabitants per square kilometer or 874 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Libon has 47 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Alongong2.03%1,5291,4038.98%1.65%
Apud2.58%1,9382,004-3.29%-0.64%
Bacolod1.93%1,4501,21119.74%3.49%
Bariw1.73%1,2971,2067.55%1.39%
Bonbon5.08%3,8203,31015.41%2.77%
Buga4.99%3,7483,5036.99%1.30%
Bulusan2.89%2,1692,0645.09%0.95%
Burabod2.74%2,0572,0022.75%0.52%
Caguscos1.40%1,0519807.24%1.34%
East Carisac1.26%94783912.87%2.33%
Harigue1.17%8768196.96%1.29%
Libtong1.18%8868198.18%1.51%
Linao2.05%1,5441,4456.85%1.27%
Mabayawas0.54%404473-14.59%-2.96%
Macabugos3.78%2,8402,6148.65%1.59%
Magallang0.68%51243617.43%3.11%
Malabiga1.14%857966-11.28%-2.25%
Marayag1.29%9661,099-12.10%-2.43%
Matara1.19%8948564.44%0.83%
Molosbolos1.44%1,0841,094-0.91%-0.17%
Natasan1.37%1,0331,0211.18%0.22%
Niño Jesus0.45%342390-12.31%-2.47%
Nogpo3.03%2,2812,1187.70%1.42%
Pantao9.22%6,9306,7672.41%0.45%
Rawis2.99%2,2502,2340.72%0.14%
Sagrada Familia2.22%1,6661,5914.71%0.88%
Salvacion0.69%5184759.05%1.66%
Sampongan0.61%45840313.65%2.47%
San Agustin3.42%2,5702,4604.47%0.84%
San Antonio2.02%1,5191,4236.75%1.25%
San Isidro2.50%1,8831,67012.75%2.31%
San Jose3.97%2,9822,9730.30%0.06%
San Pascual1.63%1,2291,1437.52%1.39%
San Ramon1.02%764795-3.90%-0.75%
San Vicente3.98%2,9892,7339.37%1.72%
Santa Cruz2.01%1,5141,4434.92%0.92%
Talin‑talin2.07%1,5551,4963.94%0.74%
Tambo1.15%8628382.86%0.54%
Villa Petrona1.99%1,4971,3729.11%1.67%
West Carisac1.40%1,0531,0143.85%0.72%
Zone I1.98%1,4861,3797.76%1.43%
Zone II1.66%1,2491,287-2.95%-0.57%
Zone III0.89%6706512.92%0.55%
Zone IV2.35%1,7691,59810.70%1.95%
Zone V1.42%1,0689947.44%1.38%
Zone VI0.71%531571-7.01%-1.37%
Zone VII2.18%1,6351,5455.83%1.08%
Libon Total75,17271,5275.10%0.95%
Historical population

The population of Libon grew from 31,599 in 1960 to 75,172 in 2015, an increase of 43,573 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.54%, 3.21%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.95%, or an increase of 3,645 people, from the previous population of 71,527 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1531,599
1970 May 643,6523.21%
1975 May 147,8901.88%
1980 May 152,1591.72%
1990 May 160,2811.46%
1995 Sep 163,1900.89%
2000 May 166,2131.01%
2007 Aug 168,8460.54%
2010 May 171,5271.40%
2015 Aug 175,1720.95%
Map

The town center of Libon is situated at approximately 13° 18' North, 123° 26' East, which has an elevation estimated at 17.9 meters or 58.6 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 Libon are Ligao, Iriga, Tabaco, Legazpi, Naga, and Sorsogon City. The nearest municipalities are Polangui, Oas, Bato, Nabua, Buhi, and Baao. Its distance from the national capital is 301.61 kilometers (187.41 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

Nearest cities

  • Ligao, Albay, 12.53 kilometers (7.79 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S59°E)
  • Iriga, Camarines Sur, 13.82 kilometers (8.59 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N11°W)
  • Tabaco, Albay, 32.25 kilometers (20.04 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N78°E)
  • Legazpi, Albay, 36.69 kilometers (22.80 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S61°E)
  • Naga, Camarines Sur, 45.16 kilometers (28.06 miles) to the Northwest (N37°W)
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon, 71.43 kilometers (44.39 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S59°E)

Distance from Manila: 301.61 kilometers (187.41 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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