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Overview of the Region
The province of Sorsogon

The Province of Sorsogon is located at the southernmost tip of the Bicol Peninsula. It is bounded on the north by the Province of Albay, on the east and northeast by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the San Bernardino Strait and the west and northwest by the Ticao and Burias Passes. The province has an irregular coastline with good harbors in Bulan, Magallanes and along the shore of Sorsogon Bay.

Sorsogon has 14 municipalities, one city and 541 barangays with two congressional districts. It covers an area of 2,119.01 square kilometers. With a population of 740,743 in May 1, 2010, it had a population density of 349.6 persons per square kilometer. Sorsogon had an  average annual population growth rate of 1.31 percent between 2000 and 2010.

Rizal Beach in SorsogonThe province has an agricultural economy with coconut, rice, corn, abaca, and pili nuts as the major products. Its rich marine resources yield various products such as fish, crabs, clams, mollusks and seaweeds.

Sorsogon is known for its historic and panoramic places Crabssuch as the "baluartes" in Sta. Magdalena, Bacon, Matnog, Casiguran and Bulusan; the "Tulong Gapo" and Rizal Beaches in Bacon and Gubat, respectively; the Irosin Church in Irosin; the tranquil Bulusan Lake and the geologically young Bulusan Volcano in Bulusan.

The province of Sorsogon connects Bicol Region and the rest of Luzon to the Visayas and Mindanao areas through the ferry service in Matnog.

Statistical Series Reference Period Value
Household Population 2010 739,688
     Male 2010 377,858
     Female 2010 361,830
Sex Ratio (males per 100 females) 2010 104.4
Number of Households 2010 153,869
Average Household Size (Persons/HH) 2010 4.8
Total Number of Families 2000 121,194
Average Family Income 2000 87,434
Average Family Expenditures 2000 78,161

As of November 2012

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