Legazpi, Province of Albay

Summary data
Typecity (component)
Island groupLuzon
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
Barangay count70
Postal code4500
Marine waterbodiesAlbay Gulf [Philippine Sea]
Area (2007)153.70 km2 (59.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)196,639
Density (2015)1,279 / km2 (3,314 / sq mi)
Coordinates13° 8' North, 123° 44' East (13.1388, 123.7343)
Estimated elevation above sea level12.5 meters (41.1 feet)

Legazpi is a coastal component city in the province of Albay. It serves as the provincial capital as well as the regional center of the Bicol Region.

The city has a land area of 153.70 square kilometers or 59.34 square miles which constitutes 5.97% of Albay's total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 196,639. This represented 14.96% of the total population of Albay province, or 3.39% of the overall population of the Bicol Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 1,279 inhabitants per square kilometer or 3,314 inhabitants per square mile.


Legazpi has 70 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Barangay 10‑Cabugao0.28%547587-6.81%-1.33%
Barangay 11‑Maoyod Poblacion0.56%1,11097014.43%2.60%
Barangay 12‑Tula‑tula1.32%2,5862,686-3.72%-0.72%
Barangay 13‑Ilawod West Poblacion0.37%721735-1.90%-0.37%
Barangay 14‑Ilawod Poblacion0.43%8548253.52%0.66%
Barangay 15‑Ilawod East Poblacion1.46%2,8791,79060.84%9.47%
Barangay 16‑Kawit‑East Washington Drive2.73%5,3725,1304.72%0.88%
Barangay 17‑Rizal Street, Ilawod1.04%2,0481,83211.79%2.14%
Barangay 18‑Cabagñan West1.96%3,8562,66844.53%7.26%
Barangay 19‑Cabagñan0.73%1,4271,24614.53%2.62%
Barangay 1‑Em's Barrio1.89%3,7253,817-2.41%-0.46%
Barangay 20‑Cabagñan East0.33%64156014.46%2.61%
Barangay 21‑Binanuahan West0.47%9178665.89%1.10%
Barangay 22‑Binanuahan East0.82%1,6191,5146.94%1.28%
Barangay 23‑Imperial Court Subd.0.38%7466809.71%1.78%
Barangay 24‑Rizal Street1.37%2,6952,10428.09%4.83%
Barangay 25‑Lapu‑lapu0.71%1,3981,2799.30%1.71%
Barangay 26‑Dinagaan0.41%798863-7.53%-1.48%
Barangay 27‑Victory Village South0.72%1,4181,3465.35%1.00%
Barangay 28‑Victory Village North1.22%2,3992,819-14.90%-3.03%
Barangay 29‑Sabang0.84%1,6561,6381.10%0.21%
Barangay 2‑Em's Barrio South0.93%1,8201,8060.78%0.15%
Barangay 30‑Pigcale0.86%1,6881,5896.23%1.16%
Barangay 31‑Centro‑Baybay0.72%1,4151,3326.23%1.16%
Barangay 32‑San Roque2.86%5,6325,10910.24%1.87%
Barangay 33‑PNR‑Peñaranda St.‑Iraya1.41%2,7732,905-4.54%-0.88%
Barangay 34‑Oro Site‑Magallanes St.0.83%1,6332,440-33.07%-7.36%
Barangay 35‑Tinago0.19%375513-26.90%-5.79%
Barangay 36‑Kapantawan0.33%644766-15.93%-3.25%
Barangay 37‑Bitano4.35%8,5597,02221.89%3.84%
Barangay 38‑Gogon2.93%5,7525,2968.61%1.59%
Barangay 39‑Bonot1.79%3,5213,594-2.03%-0.39%
Barangay 3‑Em's Barrio East0.46%900973-7.50%-1.47%
Barangay 40‑Cruzada2.98%5,8535,19812.60%2.29%
Barangay 41‑Bogtong2.42%4,7534,29110.77%1.97%
Barangay 42‑Rawis4.51%8,8688,3995.58%1.04%
Barangay 43‑Tamaoyan0.84%1,6421,5923.14%0.59%
Barangay 44‑Pawa1.76%3,4693,3483.61%0.68%
Barangay 45‑Dita0.91%1,7911,6528.41%1.55%
Barangay 46‑San Joaquin1.15%2,2602,01012.44%2.26%
Barangay 47‑Arimbay1.91%3,7533,6592.57%0.48%
Barangay 48‑Bagong Abre0.83%1,6271,37618.24%3.24%
Barangay 49‑Bigaa3.42%6,7305,99212.32%2.24%
Barangay 4‑Sagpon Poblacion0.48%9538818.17%1.51%
Barangay 50‑Padang0.84%1,6531,35022.44%3.93%
Barangay 51‑Buyuan1.98%3,8953,43113.52%2.44%
Barangay 52‑Matanag0.96%1,8951,7925.75%1.07%
Barangay 53‑Bonga1.78%3,5033,3195.54%1.03%
Barangay 54‑Mabinit0.83%1,6401,36120.50%3.61%
Barangay 55‑Estanza2.15%4,2374,1591.88%0.35%
Barangay 56‑Taysan6.27%12,33011,4187.99%1.47%
Barangay 57‑Dap‑dap1.16%2,2872,07810.06%1.84%
Barangay 58‑Buragwis2.31%4,5494,02612.99%2.35%
Barangay 59‑Puro2.42%4,7564,4097.87%1.45%
Barangay 5‑Sagmin Poblacion0.70%1,3751,2619.04%1.66%
Barangay 60‑Lamba0.69%1,3521,610-16.02%-3.27%
Barangay 61‑Maslog2.44%4,7964,11616.52%2.95%
Barangay 62‑Homapon2.46%4,8324,23314.15%2.55%
Barangay 63‑Mariawa0.85%1,6641,6033.81%0.71%
Barangay 64‑Bagacay0.82%1,6161,6030.81%0.15%
Barangay 65‑Imalnod1.09%2,1462,0275.87%1.09%
Barangay 66‑Banquerohan3.55%6,9766,31310.50%1.92%
Barangay 67‑Bariis0.92%1,8121,952-7.17%-1.41%
Barangay 68‑San Francisco1.26%2,4792,3843.98%0.75%
Barangay 69‑Buenavista0.67%1,3191,16713.02%2.36%
Barangay 6‑Bañadero Poblacion0.71%1,3901,3532.73%0.52%
Barangay 70‑Cagbacong1.41%2,7762,13130.27%5.16%
Barangay 7‑Baño0.33%645817-21.05%-4.40%
Barangay 8‑Bagumbayan1.73%3,4003,1757.09%1.31%
Barangay 9‑Pinaric0.76%1,4931,4155.51%1.03%
Legazpi Total196,639182,2017.92%1.46%

Historical population

The population of Legazpi grew from 60,593 in 1960 to 196,639 in 2015, an increase of 136,046 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.46%, or an increase of 14,438 people, from the previous population of 182,201 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate


The city center of Legazpi is situated at approximately 13° 8' North, 123° 44' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 12.5 meters or 41.1 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 Legazpi are Tabaco, Ligao, Sorsogon City, Iriga, Naga, and Masbate City. The nearest municipalities are Daraga, Camalig, Santo Domingo, Manito, Guinobatan, and Jovellar. Its distance from the national capital is 338.30 kilometers (210.21 miles). The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Daraga, Albay, 2.50 kilometers (1.56 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N66°W)
  • Camalig, Albay, 9.79 kilometers (6.08 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)
  • Santo Domingo, Albay, 11.84 kilometers (7.35 miles) to the North‑Northeast (N23°E)
  • Manito, Albay, 14.77 kilometers (9.18 miles) to the East (S84°E)
  • Guinobatan, Albay, 15.71 kilometers (9.76 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N68°W)
  • Jovellar, Albay, 16.48 kilometers (10.24 miles) to the West‑Southwest (S62°W)

Nearest cities

Distance from Manila: 338.30 kilometers (210.21 miles) to the West‑Northwest (N61°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 196,639, ranked 68 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 59.34 square kilometers, ranked 733 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 1,279 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 126 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.46%, ranked 694 out of 1,634


  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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