Ligao, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count55
Postal code4504
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBurias Pass
Area (2007)246.75 km2 (95.27 sq mi)
Population (2015)111,399
Density (2015)451 / km2 (1,169 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 14' North, 123° 32' East (13.2411, 123.5373)
Estimated elevation above sea level51.0 meters (167.3 feet)

Ligao is a coastal component city in the province of Albay.

The city has a land area of 246.75 square kilometers or 95.27 square miles which constitutes 9.58% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 111,399. This represented 8.47% of the total population of Albay province, or 1.92% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 451 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,169 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Ligao has 55 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)
Abella0.94%1,0479915.65%1.05%
Allang1.32%1,4721,3429.69%1.78%
Amtic1.73%1,9301,8961.79%0.34%
Bacong1.68%1,8741,7119.53%1.75%
Bagumbayan2.20%2,4532,3235.60%1.04%
Balanac0.67%74263317.22%3.07%
Baligang1.31%1,4631,4292.38%0.45%
Barayong2.19%2,4382,20510.57%1.93%
Basag1.97%2,1941,91214.75%2.65%
Batang3.30%3,6723,4755.67%1.06%
Bay1.24%1,3831,3284.14%0.78%
Binanowan1.08%1,2081,1029.62%1.76%
Binatagan2.86%3,1913,305-3.45%-0.67%
Bobonsuran0.59%6596550.61%0.12%
Bonga2.87%3,1963,1471.56%0.29%
Busac1.10%1,2291,1298.86%1.63%
Busay1.24%1,3861,22213.42%2.43%
Cabarian2.31%2,5692,4335.59%1.04%
Calzada1.54%1,7171,6593.50%0.66%
Catburawan1.57%1,7471,6694.67%0.87%
Cavasi0.83%92980315.69%2.81%
Culliat0.72%8067823.07%0.58%
Dunao0.68%760802-5.24%-1.02%
Francia0.73%812892-8.97%-1.77%
Guilid3.45%3,8483,8081.05%0.20%
Herrera2.38%2,6552,4448.63%1.59%
Layon2.83%3,1522,9755.95%1.11%
Macalidong1.16%1,2891,16310.83%1.98%
Mahaba3.20%3,5603,20910.94%2.00%
Malama1.67%1,8641,8331.69%0.32%
Maonon2.73%3,0422,9602.77%0.52%
Nabonton1.98%2,2031,92414.50%2.61%
Nasisi1.69%1,8791,8034.22%0.79%
Oma‑oma1.58%1,7611,6556.40%1.19%
Palapas1.32%1,4691,574-6.67%-1.31%
Pandan4.06%4,5193,84417.56%3.13%
Paulba2.21%2,4642,4092.28%0.43%
Paulog2.18%2,4242,3821.76%0.33%
Pinamaniquian1.87%2,0882,0750.63%0.12%
Pinit2.44%2,7142,33516.23%2.91%
Ranao‑ranao1.59%1,7731,6278.97%1.65%
San Vicente0.71%7877633.15%0.59%
Santa Cruz1.97%2,1922,505-12.50%-2.51%
Tagpo0.89%9871,069-7.67%-1.51%
Tambo1.37%1,5251,34713.21%2.39%
Tandarura0.41%452496-8.87%-1.75%
Tastas2.04%2,2721,74030.57%5.21%
Tinago4.31%4,8004,5864.67%0.87%
Tinampo2.37%2,6442,6370.27%0.05%
Tiongson0.85%94485011.06%2.02%
Tomolin1.31%1,4581,4500.55%0.10%
Tuburan5.10%5,6824,91215.68%2.81%
Tula‑tula Grande1.64%1,8251,43327.36%4.71%
Tula‑tula Pequeño1.10%1,2241,258-2.70%-0.52%
Tupas0.92%1,0261,0032.29%0.43%
Ligao Total111,399104,9146.18%1.15%

Historical population

The population of Ligao grew from 53,376 in 1960 to 111,399 in 2015, an increase of 58,023 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.15%, or an increase of 6,485 people, from the previous population of 104,914 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
53,376
56,7650.60%
61,5481.64%
69,8602.56%
72,5600.38%
80,8612.05%
90,6032.47%
101,1791.53%
104,9141.33%
111,3991.15%

Location

The city center of Ligao is situated at approximately 13° 14' North, 123° 32' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 51.0 meters or 167.3 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 Ligao are Iriga, Legazpi, Tabaco, Naga, Sorsogon City, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Oas, Polangui, Guinobatan, Libon, Camalig, and Jovellar. Its distance from the national capital is 314.13 kilometers (195.19 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Oas, Albay, 4.41 kilometers (2.74 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)
  • Polangui, Albay, 8.18 kilometers (5.08 miles) to the Northwest (N44°W)
  • Guinobatan, Albay, 8.72 kilometers (5.42 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)
  • Libon, Albay, 12.53 kilometers (7.79 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N59°W)
  • Camalig, Albay, 14.38 kilometers (8.94 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S63°E)
  • Jovellar, Albay, 20.24 kilometers (12.58 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S20°E)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 314.13 kilometers (195.19 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 111,399, ranked 155 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 95.27 square kilometers, ranked 427 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 451 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 433 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.15%, ranked 949 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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