Pio Duran
Province of Albay

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
Barangay count33
Postal code4516
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesBurias Pass
Area (2007)133.70 km2
(51.62 sq. mi)
Population (2015)46,693
Density (2015)349 per km2
(905 per sq. mi)
Coordinates13° 3' North, 123° 27' East
(13.0429 ° N, 123.4536 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
17.7 meters
(58.2 feet)
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Pio Duran, formerly known as Malacbalac, is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 133.70 square kilometers or 51.62 square miles which constitutes 5.19% of Albay's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 46,693 representing 3.55% of the total population of Albay province, or 0.81% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 349 inhabitants per square kilometer or 905 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Pio Duran has 33 barangays as shown in the following table.

BarangayPopulation
percentage

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

Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Agol2.43%1,1351,240-8.47%-1.67%
Alabangpuro1.79%8358310.48%0.09%
Banawan6.93%3,2353,1492.73%0.51%
Barangay I8.72%4,0704,0480.54%0.10%
Barangay II3.85%1,7961,7105.03%0.94%
Barangay III2.11%9861,075-8.28%-1.63%
Barangay IV3.15%1,4721,637-10.08%-2.00%
Barangay V5.06%2,3622,1778.50%1.57%
Basicao Coastal4.93%2,3002,333-1.41%-0.27%
Basicao Interior1.28%59949920.04%3.54%
Binodegahan5.39%2,5172,3198.54%1.57%
Buenavista2.67%1,2471,1538.15%1.50%
Buyo0.97%4524227.11%1.32%
Caratagan9.71%4,5364,04912.03%2.19%
Cuyaoyao3.47%1,6181,6160.12%0.02%
Flores3.02%1,4101,3186.98%1.29%
La Medalla3.93%1,8371,64711.54%2.10%
Lawinon2.74%1,2801,2601.59%0.30%
Macasitas1.09%5084727.63%1.41%
Malapay2.33%1,0871,0355.02%0.94%
Malidong4.42%2,0622,0411.03%0.20%
Mamlad1.08%5034834.14%0.78%
Marigondon3.35%1,5621,4894.90%0.92%
Matanglad1.46%6816553.97%0.74%
Nablangbulod1.41%657689-4.64%-0.90%
Oringon1.43%6676551.83%0.35%
Palapas2.53%1,1811,1096.49%1.20%
Panganiran1.33%6215865.97%1.11%
Rawis1.87%87577213.34%2.41%
Salvacion1.33%62155212.50%2.27%
Santo Cristo0.97%45139813.32%2.41%
Sukip1.86%8688393.46%0.65%
Tibabo1.42%662770-14.03%-2.84%
Pio Duran Total46,69345,0283.70%0.69%
Historical population

The population of Pio Duran grew from 26,443 in 1970 to 46,693 in 2015, an increase of 20,250 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [0.05%, 3.37%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.69%, or an increase of 1,665 people, from the previous population of 45,028 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 150
1970 May 626,443
1975 May 131,1883.37%
1980 May 133,8351.64%
1990 May 136,8590.86%
1995 Sep 141,8502.41%
2000 May 144,4231.29%
2007 Aug 144,9720.17%
2010 May 145,0280.05%
2015 Aug 146,6930.69%
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The town center of Pio Duran is situated at approximately 13° 3' North, 123° 27' East, which has an elevation estimated at 17.7 meters or 58.2 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 Pio Duran are Ligao, Legazpi, Iriga, Tabaco, Sorsogon City, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Jovellar, Donsol, Guinobatan, Oas, Camalig, and Claveria. Its distance from the national capital is 317.56 kilometers (197.33 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Jovellar, Albay, 16.16 kilometers (10.04 miles) to the East (N80°E)
  • Donsol, Sorsogon, 21.71 kilometers (13.49 miles) to the Southeast (S46°E)
  • Guinobatan, Albay, 22.82 kilometers (14.18 miles) to the Northeast (N44°E)
  • Oas, Albay, 24.27 kilometers (15.08 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N12°E)
  • Camalig, Albay, 26.70 kilometers (16.59 miles) to the Northeast (N55°E)
  • Claveria, Masbate, 27.36 kilometers (17.00 miles) to the Southwest (S55°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 317.56 kilometers (197.33 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N57°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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