Sorsogon

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Sorsogon
Typeprovince
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
Cities1
Municipalities14
Barangays541
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, Samar Sea, San Bernardino Strait, Ticao Pass, Burias Pass, Sorsogon Bay
Area (2007)2,119.01 km2 (818.15 sq mi)
Population (2015)792,949
Density (2015)374 / km2 (969 / sq mi)

Sorsogon is a province in the Philippines situated in the Bicol Region occupying the southeastern peninsula of Luzon and the outlying island provinces of Masbate and Catanduanes.. Its capital is the City of Sorsogon.

The province has a land area of 2,119.01 square kilometers or 818.15 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 792,949. This represented 13.68% of the total population of the Bicol Region, 1.38% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 0.79% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 374 inhabitants per square kilometer or 969 inhabitants per square mile.

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Sorsogon is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Albay, Albay Gulf, Philippine Sea, San Bernardino Strait, Samar Sea, and the Ticao Pass, the Sorsogon Bay, the Burias Pass.

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Local government units

Sorsogon has 14 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 541.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Barcelonamunicipality20,99020,3400.60%61.18 km2 (23.62 sq mi)343 / km2 (889 / sq mi)25
Bulanmunicipality100,07693,9431.21%196.96 km2 (76.05 sq mi)508 / km2 (1,316 / sq mi)63
Bulusanmunicipality22,88422,0890.68%96.30 km2 (37.18 sq mi)238 / km2 (615 / sq mi)24
Casiguranmunicipality32,84230,9951.11%87.13 km2 (33.64 sq mi)377 / km2 (976 / sq mi)25
Castillamunicipality57,82752,9031.71%186.20 km2 (71.89 sq mi)311 / km2 (804 / sq mi)34
Donsolmunicipality49,71147,5630.84%156.20 km2 (60.31 sq mi)318 / km2 (824 / sq mi)51
Gubatmunicipality59,53457,3270.72%134.51 km2 (51.93 sq mi)443 / km2 (1,146 / sq mi)42
Irosinmunicipality56,66251,7771.73%149.87 km2 (57.87 sq mi)378 / km2 (979 / sq mi)28
Jubanmunicipality32,32030,3351.21%121.49 km2 (46.91 sq mi)266 / km2 (689 / sq mi)25
Magallanesmunicipality37,03835,4430.84%150.09 km2 (57.95 sq mi)247 / km2 (639 / sq mi)34
Matnogmunicipality41,10137,6411.69%162.40 km2 (62.70 sq mi)253 / km2 (656 / sq mi)40
Pilarmunicipality74,56468,2451.70%248.00 km2 (95.75 sq mi)301 / km2 (779 / sq mi)49
Prieto Diazmunicipality22,44220,4781.76%49.07 km2 (18.95 sq mi)457 / km2 (1,184 / sq mi)23
Santa Magdalenamunicipality16,84816,5200.38%43.50 km2 (16.80 sq mi)387 / km2 (1,003 / sq mi)14
Sorsogon Citycity (CC), capital168,110155,1441.54%276.11 km2 (106.61 sq mi)609 / km2 (1,577 / sq mi)64
Sorsogon Total792,949740,7431.31%2,119.01 km2 (818.15 sq mi)374 / km2 (969 / sq mi)541

Historical population

The population of Sorsogon grew from 347,771 in 1960 to 792,949 in 2015, an increase of 445,178 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.31%, or an increase of 52,206 people, from the previous population of 740,743 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
120,495
178,4432.51%
247,6531.65%
291,1381.67%
347,7711.58%
427,0472.03%
446,5020.90%
500,6852.32%
522,9600.44%
591,9272.35%
650,5352.04%
709,6731.21%
740,7431.57%
792,9491.31%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Sorsogon as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Daang Maharlika (LZ)

Secondary Roads

  • Bulan Seaport Road
  • Gate-Bulan Airport Road
  • Junction Putiao-Pilar-Donsol Road
  • Junction Sorsogon-Bacon-Manito Road
  • Sorsogon Diversion Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Ariman-Casiguran Road
  • Ariman-Junction Bulusan Lake Road
  • Bacon-Sawanga-Prieto Diaz Road
  • Banuang-Gurang-Albay Boundary Road
  • Cumadcad-San Isidro Road
  • Irosin-San Roque-Bulusan Lake Road
  • Juban-Magallanes Road
  • Junction Abuyog-Gubat-Ariman Road
  • Junction Donsol-Banuang Gurang Road
  • Junction Gubat-Prieto Diaz Road

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 792,949, ranked 35 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 818.15 square kilometers, ranked 62 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 374 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 14 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.31%, ranked 43 out of 81

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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