Ligao
Province of Albay

Summary data
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 per km2
(1,169 per sq. mi)
Coordinates13° 14' North, 123° 32' East
(13.2411 ° N, 123.5373 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
51.0 meters
(167.3 feet)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 111,399 representing 8.47% of the total population of Albay province, or 1.92% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 451 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,169 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Ligao has 55 barangays as shown in the following table.

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. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.38%, 2.56%]. 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1553,376
1970 May 656,7650.60%
1975 May 161,5481.64%
1980 May 169,8602.56%
1990 May 172,5600.38%
1995 Sep 180,8612.05%
2000 May 190,6032.47%
2007 Aug 1101,1791.53%
2010 May 1104,9141.33%
2015 Aug 1111,3991.15%
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The city center of Ligao is situated at approximately 13° 14' North, 123° 32' East, which has an elevation 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.

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)

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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