Bicol Region

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Bicol Region

Region V
Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Ruins
Legazpi CathedralLake Bulusan in Sorsogon
Porta Mariae in Naga CityAteneo de Naga University Church
From top, then left to right: Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Ruins; Legazpi Cathedral; Lake Bulusan; Porta Mariae; Ateneo de Naga University Church
Nicknames: 
  • Kabikulan
  • Bicolandia
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Country Philippines
Island groupLuzon
Regional centerLegazpi
Area
 • Total18,155.82 km2 (7,010.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total5,796,989
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ISO 3166 codePH-05
Provinces
Cities
Municipalities107
Barangays3,471
Websitedilgbicol.org

The Bicol Region is a region of the Philippines. It is also known as Region V. The regional center and largest city is Legazpi City.[2]

Bicol has six provinces. Four are on the Bicol Peninsula mainland – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon. Two are the island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.[3]

Mayon is the tallest volcano in the region. Mount Bulusan is the other active volcano in the region.

References[change | change source]

  1. Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. "DILG Regional Office No. 5 Directory" Archived 17 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Bicol Region Official website; retrieved 22 May 2012.
  3. "Overview of Bicol Region" Archived 16 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Department of Agriculture Web Site; retrieved 22 May 2012.