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Overview of the Region
The province of Albay

The Province of Albay is situated in the Southern Luzon land mass between the provinces of Camarines Sur on the north and Sorsogon on the south. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the northeast by the Lagonoy Gulf, and on the west and southwest by the Burias Pass. North of the province’ s mainland are the islands of Rapu-rapu, Batan, Cagraray and San Miguel, all falling under its jurisdiction.

Albay has a land area of 2,554.06 square kilometers, politically subdivided into 15 municipalities, three cities and 720 barangays. At present, it has three congressional districts. The province had a population of 1,233,432 as of May 1, 2010 reflecting an average population density of 482.9 persons per square kilometer. The population of the province grew at the rate of 1.23 percent from  2000 to 2010.Mayon Volcano

The province’s economy is basically agricultural with coconut, hemp, rice, vegetables, sugarcane and pineapple as the major products. Vast grazing lands are also available for pasturing cattle, carabao, horses, goats and sheep. Its forests are sources of timber, rattan, pili nuts and other minor forest products.

Tiwi Geothermal Power PlantThe landscape of the province is dominated by the world famous Mayon Volcano rising over 7500 feet above sea level. The volcano has erupted 47 times since 1616 with the catastrophe of February 1, 1814 as the most destructive, burying the church and houses in Cagsawa. Mounts Masaraga and Malinao in the northeast and Mount Catburauan in the west borders the expanse of Albayís land area.

The progressive City of Legazpi, Bicol Regionís Regional Center is the capital of Albay. The province has large reservoirs of geothermal steam in Tiwi and Manito, supplying a substantial amount of electric power to the Luzon Power Grid.

Statistical Series Reference Period Value
Household Population 2010 1,231,607
     Male 2010 624,796
     Female 2010 606,811
Sex Ratio (males per 100 females) 2010 103.0
Number of Households 2010 255,672
Average Household Size (Persons/HH) 2010 4.8
Total Number of Families 2000 207,051
Average Family Income 2000 110,057
Average Family Expenditures 2000 99,678

As of November 2012

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