Santo Domingo
Province of Albay

Summary data
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
Barangay count23
Postal code4508
Marine waterbodiesAlbay Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)51.22 km2
(19.78 sq. mi)
Population (2015)34,967
Density (2015)683 per km2
(1,768 per sq. mi)
Coordinates13° 14' North, 123° 47' East
(13.2371 ° N, 123.7774 ° E)
Estimated elevation
above sea level
25.9 meters
(85.1 feet)
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Santo Domingo, formerly known as Libog, is a coastal municipality in the province of Albay.

The municipality has a land area of 51.22 square kilometers or 19.78 square miles which constitutes 1.99% of Albay's total area. The 2015 Census records its population as 34,967 representing 2.66% of the total population of Albay province, or 0.60% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 683 inhabitants per square kilometer or 1,768 inhabitants per square mile.

Demographic profile of barangays

Santo Domingo has 23 barangays as shown in the following table.



Growth Rate
Bagong San Roque4.03%1,4101,3325.86%1.09%
Del Rosario Poblacion2.09%7307092.96%0.56%
Fidel Surtida7.95%2,7802,20626.02%4.50%
Market Site Poblacion0.57%200208-3.85%-0.74%
Nagsiya Poblacion2.85%9959752.05%0.39%
Pandayan Poblacion1.41%493510-3.33%-0.64%
San Andres9.38%3,2802,75619.01%3.37%
San Fernando6.27%2,1932,0497.03%1.30%
San Francisco Poblacion1.87%6546284.14%0.78%
San Isidro8.13%2,8432,6049.18%1.69%
San Juan Poblacion3.07%1,0721,174-8.69%-1.72%
San Pedro Poblacion1.35%471508-7.28%-1.43%
San Rafael Poblacion1.76%615651-5.53%-1.08%
San Roque4.68%1,6361,43514.01%2.53%
San Vicente Poblacion3.88%1,3561,2389.53%1.75%
Santa Misericordia7.76%2,7142,5367.02%1.30%
Santo Domingo Poblacion1.92%673707-4.81%-0.93%
Santo Niño5.35%1,8701,7437.29%1.35%
Santo Domingo Total34,96732,4147.88%1.45%
Historical population

The population of Santo Domingo grew from 10,951 in 1960 to 34,967 in 2015, an increase of 24,016 people. Growth rate over this period, which was continuously positive, fluctuated between the range of [1.45%, 3.39%]. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.45%, or an increase of 2,553 people, from the previous population of 32,414 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1960 Feb 1510,951
1970 May 615,3923.39%
1975 May 117,5622.68%
1980 May 119,7642.39%
1990 May 122,9391.50%
1995 Sep 125,5862.07%
2000 May 127,3921.47%
2007 Aug 130,7111.59%
2010 May 132,4141.98%
2015 Aug 134,9671.45%

The town center of Santo Domingo is situated at approximately 13° 14' North, 123° 47' East, which has an elevation estimated at 25.9 meters or 85.1 feet above mean sea level.


Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Santo Domingo are Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Sorsogon City, Iriga, and Naga. The nearest municipalities are Bacacay, Malilipot, Daraga, Camalig, Manito, and Malinao. Its distance from the national capital is 337.38 kilometers (209.64 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

Nearest towns

  • Bacacay, Albay, 6.32 kilometers (3.93 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N14°E)
  • Malilipot, Albay, 9.96 kilometers (6.19 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)
  • Daraga, Albay, 12.09 kilometers (7.51 miles) to the Southwest (S35°W)
  • Camalig, Albay, 14.60 kilometers (9.07 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S65°W)
  • Manito, Albay, 15.99 kilometers (9.93 miles) to the Southeast (S39°E)
  • Malinao, Albay, 19.40 kilometers (12.05 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N24°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 337.38 kilometers (209.64 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N63°W)


  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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