Ligao, officially the City of Ligao, (Central Bicolano: Ciudad kan Ligao; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Ligao), or simply referred to as Ligao City, is a 4th class city in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 111,399 people.[3] Most of the city’s economy came from agriculture sector.

Ligao
City of Ligao
Ligao City Hall
Ligao City Hall
Official seal of Ligao
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Sunflower Capital of the Philippines
Map of Albay with Ligao highlighted
Map of Albay with Ligao highlighted
Ligao is located in Philippines
Ligao
Ligao
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°13′N 123°31′E / 13.22°N 123.52°E / 13.22; 123.52Coordinates: 13°13′N 123°31′E / 13.22°N 123.52°E / 13.22; 123.52
Country Philippines
RegionBicol Region (Region V)
ProvinceAlbay
District3rd district
Founded1608
CityhoodFebruary 21, 2001
Barangays55 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorPatricia Gonzalez-Alsua
 • Vice MayorTeodorico A. Residilla Jr.
 • CongressmanFernando T. Cabredo
 • Electorate65,062 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total246.75 km2 (95.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total111,399
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Economy
 • Income class4th city income class
 • Poverty incidence27.81% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue (₱)523,720,616.10 (2016)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4504
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)52
Climate typetropical rainforest climate
Native languagesAlbay Bikol language
Tagalog
Websiteligaocity.albay.gov.ph

BarangaysEdit

Ligao City is politically subdivided into 55 barangays. There are 11 urban and 44 rural barangays, of which 3 are coastal barangays.

  • Abella
  • Allang
  • Amtic
  • Bacong
  • Bagumbayan (Poblacion)
  • Balanac
  • Baligang
  • Barayong
  • Basag
  • Batang
  • Bay
  • Binanowan
  • Binatagan (Poblacion)
  • Bobonsuran
  • Bonga
  • Busac
  • Busay
  • Cabarian
  • Calzada (Poblacion)
  • Catburawan
  • Cavasi (Poblacion)
  • Culliat
  • Dunao (Poblacion)
  • Francia
  • Guilid (Poblacion)
  • Herrera(Poblacion)
  • Layon
  • Macalidong
  • Mahaba
  • Malama
  • Maonon
  • Nasisi
  • Nabonton
  • Oma-Oma
  • Palapas
  • Pandan
  • Paulba
  • Paulog
  • Pinamaniquian
  • Pinit
  • Ranao-Ranao
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz (Poblacion)
  • Tagpo (Poblacion)
  • Tambo
  • Tandarora
  • Tastas
  • Tinago (Poblacion)
  • Tinampo
  • Tiongson
  • Tomolin (Poblacion)
  • Tuburan (Poblacion)
  • Tula-Tula Grande
  • Tula-Tula Pequeño
  • Tupas

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 17,687—    
1918 21,467+1.30%
1939 27,927+1.26%
1948 37,331+3.28%
1960 53,376+3.02%
1970 56,765+0.62%
1975 61,548+1.64%
1980 69,860+2.56%
1990 72,560+0.38%
1995 80,861+2.05%
2000 90,603+2.47%
2007 101,179+1.53%
2010 104,914+1.33%
2015 111,399+1.15%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][5][6][7]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Ligao City, Albay
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26
(79)
27
(81)
28
(82)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(83)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 138
(5.4)
83
(3.3)
74
(2.9)
50
(2.0)
108
(4.3)
165
(6.5)
202
(8.0)
165
(6.5)
190
(7.5)
186
(7.3)
188
(7.4)
183
(7.2)
1,732
(68.3)
Average rainy days 16.8 11.9 13.5 13.8 20.5 25.2 27.4 26.2 26.1 24.7 20.7 18.5 245.3
Source: Meteoblue [8]


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "City". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Albay". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "PSA releases the 2015 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  5. ^ 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. ^ "Ligao City, Albay : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 29 December 2018.

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