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Jovellar, officially the Municipality of Jovellar, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 17,308 people.[3]

Jovellar
Municipality of Jovellar
Official seal of Jovellar
Seal
Map of Albay with Jovellar highlighted
Map of Albay with Jovellar highlighted
Jovellar is located in Philippines
Jovellar
Jovellar
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°04′N 123°36′E / 13.07°N 123.6°E / 13.07; 123.6Coordinates: 13°04′N 123°36′E / 13.07°N 123.6°E / 13.07; 123.6
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
District3rd district
Barangays23 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJoseph L. Arcangel
 • Vice MayorJorem L. Arcangel
 • CongressmanFernando T. Cabredo
 • Electorate10,433 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total105.40 km2 (40.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total17,308
 • Density160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4515
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)52
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)47.2 million  (2016)
Native languagesAlbay Bikol language
Tagalog

The town was named in honor of Spanish governor-general Joaquín Jovellar y Soler.

Main access to the town is via Guinobatan. Jeepneys ply the 16-kilometre (9.9 mi) distance from Guinobatan to Jovellar daily with the first trip from Guinobatan leaving as early as 5 AM and the last trip to Jovellar usually at around 5 PM.

Jovellar's main industry is agriculture. Primary crops are rice, copra, abaca, and corn.

Quipia River runs through the town and the river leads all the way to Donsol in Sorsogon.

Tourist activities in the area may include a trip to the river just behind the local school or a trip to Pariaan pool. Once at the town center, one can find a statue of the national hero, Jose Rizal, and the town church in front of it.

GeographyEdit

Jovellar is located at 13°04′N 123°36′E / 13.07°N 123.6°E / 13.07; 123.6.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 105.40 square kilometres (40.70 sq mi)[2] constituting 4.09% of the 2,575.77-square-kilometre- (994.51 sq mi) total area of Albay.

BarangaysEdit

Jovellar is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.[4]


PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[5]
050505025 Aurora Poblacion (Barangay 6) 0.6% 96 120 −4.16%
050505003 Bagacay 5.7% 985 937 0.96%
050505011 Bautista 5.3% 920 993 −1.44%
050505012 Cabraran 9.5% 1,636 1,569 0.80%
050505008 Calzada Poblacion (Barangay 7) 3.0% 523 461 2.43%
050505013 Del Rosario 3.9% 679 687 −0.22%
050505014 Estrella 3.0% 513 438 3.06%
050505015 Florista 4.6% 790 882 −2.08%
050505005 Mabini Poblacion (Barangay 2) 3.7% 636 680 −1.27%
050505007 Magsaysay Poblacion (Barangay 4) 0.7% 126 186 −7.15%
050505016 Mamlad 6.0% 1,044 968 1.45%
050505017 Maogog 7.5% 1,297 1,143 2.44%
050505018 Mercado Poblacion (Barangay 5) 1.3% 221 234 −1.08%
050505006 Plaza Poblacion (Barangay 3) 1.0% 168 197 −2.99%
050505009 Quitinday Poblacion (Barangay 8) 1.5% 254 279 −1.77%
050505004 Rizal Poblacion (Barangay 1) 2.1% 360 396 −1.80%
050505019 Salvacion 2.3% 400 424 −1.10%
050505020 San Isidro 5.9% 1,020 993 0.51%
050505021 San Roque 8.5% 1,470 1,415 0.73%
050505022 San Vicente 11.4% 1,976 1,838 1.39%
050505023 Sinagaran 3.3% 570 504 2.37%
050505024 Villa Paz 5.0% 872 817 1.25%
050505010 White Deer Poblacion (Barangay 9) 4.3% 752 738 0.36%
Total 17,308 16,899 0.46%

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 5,423—    
1918 6,854+1.57%
1939 9,513+1.57%
1948 10,308+0.90%
1960 12,025+1.29%
1970 14,003+1.53%
1975 14,121+0.17%
1980 15,016+1.24%
1990 14,884−0.09%
1995 16,876+2.38%
2000 17,357+0.60%
2007 17,615+0.20%
2010 16,899−1.50%
2015 17,308+0.46%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

In the 2015 census, Jovellar had a population of 17,308.[3] The population density was 160 inhabitants per square kilometre (410/sq mi).

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Jovellar, Albay
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 65
(2.6)
44
(1.7)
42
(1.7)
39
(1.5)
87
(3.4)
150
(5.9)
184
(7.2)
153
(6.0)
163
(6.4)
154
(6.1)
127
(5.0)
100
(3.9)
1,308
(51.4)
Average rainy days 13.9 9.2 11.1 12.5 19.6 24.3 26.5 25.0 25.5 24.4 19.4 15.1 226.5
Source: Meteoblue [8]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Province: Albay". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Municipal: Jovellar". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  6. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  7. ^ "Province of Albay". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Jovellar, Albay : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 December 2018.