Sorsogon

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Sorsogon
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
CapitalSorsogon City
Total local government units
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 per km2
(969 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 792,949 representing 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 such figures, the population density is computed at 374 inhabitants per square kilometer or 969 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

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.

Local government units

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

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Barcelonamun20,990
(2.65%)
20,3400.60%61.18 km2
(23.62 sq mi)
343 per km2
(889 per sq mi)
25
Bulanmun100,076
(12.62%)
93,9431.21%196.96 km2
(76.05 sq mi)
508 per km2
(1,316 per sq mi)
63
Bulusanmun22,884
(2.89%)
22,0890.68%96.30 km2
(37.18 sq mi)
238 per km2
(615 per sq mi)
24
Casiguranmun32,842
(4.14%)
30,9951.11%87.13 km2
(33.64 sq mi)
377 per km2
(976 per sq mi)
25
Castillamun57,827
(7.29%)
52,9031.71%186.20 km2
(71.89 sq mi)
311 per km2
(804 per sq mi)
34
Donsolmun49,711
(6.27%)
47,5630.84%156.20 km2
(60.31 sq mi)
318 per km2
(824 per sq mi)
51
Gubatmun59,534
(7.51%)
57,3270.72%134.51 km2
(51.93 sq mi)
443 per km2
(1,146 per sq mi)
42
Irosinmun56,662
(7.15%)
51,7771.73%149.87 km2
(57.87 sq mi)
378 per km2
(979 per sq mi)
28
Jubanmun32,320
(4.08%)
30,3351.21%121.49 km2
(46.91 sq mi)
266 per km2
(689 per sq mi)
25
Magallanesmun37,038
(4.67%)
35,4430.84%150.09 km2
(57.95 sq mi)
247 per km2
(639 per sq mi)
34
Matnogmun41,101
(5.18%)
37,6411.69%162.40 km2
(62.70 sq mi)
253 per km2
(656 per sq mi)
40
Pilarmun74,564
(9.40%)
68,2451.70%248.00 km2
(95.75 sq mi)
301 per km2
(779 per sq mi)
49
Prieto Diazmun22,442
(2.83%)
20,4781.76%49.07 km2
(18.95 sq mi)
457 per km2
(1,184 per sq mi)
23
Santa Magdalenamun16,848
(2.12%)
16,5200.38%43.50 km2
(16.80 sq mi)
387 per km2
(1,003 per sq mi)
14
Sorsogon Citycity (CC), capital168,110
(21.20%)
155,1441.54%276.11 km2
(106.61 sq mi)
609 per km2
(1,577 per sq mi)
64
Sorsogon Total792,949740,7431.31%2,119.01 km2
(818.15 sq mi)
374 per km2
(969 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 2120,495
1918 Dec 31178,4432.51%
1939 Jan 1247,6531.65%
1948 Oct 1291,1381.67%
1960 Feb 15347,7711.58%
1970 May 6427,0472.03%
1975 May 1446,5020.90%
1980 May 1500,6852.32%
1990 May 1522,9600.44%
1995 Sep 1591,9272.35%
2000 May 1650,5352.04%
2007 Aug 1709,6731.21%
2010 May 1740,7431.57%
2015 Aug 1792,9491.31%

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.
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