Region V: Bicol Region (Bicol)

The Bicol Region or just Bicol, is designated as Region V, is located in the southeastern part of the Island of Luzon and makes up the bottom half of the southern arm of the island. Its Regional Center is located in Legazpi City, Albay.

It is comprised of six provinces: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon. This region is known for its natural beauty, highlighted by the perfectly shaped Mayon Volcano in Albay and the whale sharks of Donsol, Sorsogon.

The region’s cuisine is renowned for its generous use of coconut milk and spicy flavors, with dishes like laing and Bicol express being popular local delicacies. Additionally, Bicol is a hotbed of traditional crafts such as abaca weaving and pili nut processing.

Bicolanos are also celebrated for their rich cultural heritage, which is often showcased during the annual Penafrancia Festival in Naga City, where devotees gather to honor Our Lady of Penafrancia. With its mix of natural wonders, culinary delights, and vibrant traditions, the Bicol Region offers a truly captivating experience for visitors and locals alike.

The Bicol Region consists of 6 provinces. It’s border by the Pacific Ocean on the east, the Philippine Sea to the west, to the north by Region IV-A: CALABARZON, Region IV-B: MIMAROPA Region to the west, and the Visayas Region to the south.

PSGC
# Base:
PSGC #Region #Province
or HUC:
Primary Island:Founded:Capitol:Income
Class:
Pop. (2020):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Ind.
Cities:
Comp.
Cities:
MunicipalitiesBarangays:#
Island Brys:
5505000005AlbayLuzon4/3/1574Legazpi City1st1,374,7682,575.77994.51031572065
5516000005Camarines NorteLuzon1829Daet2nd 629,6992,320.07895.7800122825
5517000005Camarines SurLuzon3/19/1919Pili1st2,068,2445,497.032,122.4211351,06317
5520000005CatanduanesCatanduanes9/26/1945Virac3rd271,8791,492.16576.130011315315
5541000005MasbateMasbate3/10/1917Masbate City1st908,9204,151.781,603.010121550550
5562000005SorsogonLuzon 10/17/1894Sorsogon City2nd 828,6552,119.01818.1501145415
5517240005Naga City, Camarines SurLuzon 1595N/A2nd 209,17084.4832.62N/AN/AN/A270
        Pop.
(2020):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Ind.
Cities:
Comp.
Cities:
Muncipalities:Barangays:#
Island

Brys:
        Totals:6,291,33518,240.307,042.62161083,498957
Overview of regional information about Region V: Bicol Region (Bicol).

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Albay:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 50500000

Albay, is an isthmus province and is composed of:

Component City (2):Municipalities:Barangay (of which are Island Barangays):
Legazpi City (Capitol)16721 (65)
Tabaco CityN/AN/A
PSGC #Town #Creation Date:Municipality:Type:Mainland/
Island:
Coastal/
Inland:
Pop. (2020):Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip Code:Barangays:Island Bry:Income Class:District:
505010001 BacacayMunicipalityMainland
+ Islands
Coastal72,48568,906122.1347.1563 (0) 52450956232nd ClassI
505020002 CamaligMunicipalityMainlandInland72,04266,904130.9050.5463 (0) 5245025001st ClassII
5050300036/12/1772Daraga (Locsin)MunicipalityMainlandInland133,893126,595118.6445.8163 (0) 5245015401st ClassII
5050400041894GuinobatanMunicipalityMainlandInland85,78682,361244.4394.3763 (0) 5245034401st ClassIII
505050005 JovellarMunicipalityMainlandInland17,79517,308105.4040.7063 (0) 5245152304th ClassIII
5050600061616Legazpi City
(Capitol)
Component CityMainlandCoastal209,533196,639153.7059.3463 (0) 5245007003rd ClassII
5050700071573LibonMunicipalityMainlandCoastal75,07375,172222.7686.0163 (0) 5245074801st ClassIII
5050800081608Ligao CityComponent CityMainlandCoastal118,096111,399246.7595.2763 (0) 5245045504th ClassIII
5050900091573MalilipotMunicipalityMainlandCoastal + Island40,85737,78544.1317.0463 (0) 5245101834th ClassI
50510000101600MalinaoMunicipalityMainlandCoastal47,39545,301107.5041.5163 (0) 5245142903rd ClassI
50511000111840ManitoMunicipalityMainlandCoastal26,16224,707107.4041.4763 (0) 5245141504th ClassII
50512000121587OasMunicipalityMainlandCoastal66,08467,960263.61101.7863 (0) 5245045301st ClassIII
5051300013 Pio DuranMunicipalityMainlandCoastal49,07046,693133.7051.6263 (0) 5245163303rd ClassIII
50514000141589PolanguiMunicipalityMainlandInland89,17688,221145.3056.1063 (0) 5245064401st ClassIII
50515000151902Rapu-RapuMunicipalityRapu-Rapa
& Batan Islands
Coastal36,15136,920155.3059.9663 (0) 52451734343rd ClassII
50516000161785Santo Domingo (Libog)MunicipalityMainlandCoastal37,76534,96751.2219.7863 (0) 5245082304th ClassI
50517000171731Tabaco CityComponent CityMainland
+ Island
Coastal140,961133,868117.1445.2363 (0) 5245114754th ClassI
50518000181696TiwiMunicipalityMainlandCoastal56,44453,120105.7640.8363 (0) 5245132501st ClassI
Pop.
(2020):
Pop. (2015):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
 Barangays:Island Bry:
Totals:1,374,7681,314,8262,575.77994.5172165
Overview of provincial information about the province of Albay.

Camarines Norte:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 51600000

Camarines Norte, is a coastal province and is composed of:

Municipalities:Barangay (of which are Island Barangays:
12275 (8)
PSGC #Town #Creation Date:Municipality:Type:Coastal
/Inland:
Pop.
2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip Code:Barangays:Island Bry:Income Class:District:
5160100011902BasudMunicipalityCoastal45,13341,017260.28100.4963 (0) 5446082903rd ClassII
5160200021572CapalongaMunicipalityCoastal36,22332,215290.00111.9763 (0) 5446072203rd Class
5160300031583Daet (Capitol)MunicipalityCoastal111,700104,79946.0017.7663 (0) 5446002501st ClassII
5160500051571Jose PanganibanMunicipalityCoastal
+ Island
63,66259,639214.4482.8063 (0) 5446062712nd ClassI
5160600069/8/1800LaboMunicipalityInland109,245101,082589.36227.5563 (0) 5446045201st ClassI
5160700071948MercedesMunicipalityCoastal
+ Islands
55,33450,841173.6967.0663 (0) 5446012632nd ClassII
5160800081611ParacaleMunicipalityCoastal
+ Island
60,19859,149197.9076.4163 (0) 5446052713rd Class
516040004 San Lorenzo Ruiz (Imelda)MunicipalityInland15,75714,063119.3746.0963 (0) 5446101205th ClassII
516090009 San VicenteMunicipalityInland12,57910,39657.4922.2063 (0) 544609905th ClassII
5161000010 Santa ElenaMunicipalityCoastal43,58240,786199.3576.9763 (0) 5446111204th ClassI
5161100011 TalisayMunicipalityCoastal27,24425,84130.7611.8863 (0) 5446021504th ClassII
51612000121581VinzonsMunicipalityCoastal
+ Islands
49,04243,485141.4354.6163 (0) 5446031933rd ClassII
 Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
 Barangays:Island Bry:
Totals:629,699583,3132,320.07895.792758
Overview of provincial information about the province of Camarines Norte.

Camarines Sur:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 51700000

Camarines Sur, is an isthmus province and is composed of:

Independent City (1):Component City (1):Municipalities:Barangay (of which are Island Barangays:
Naga CityIriga City351,063 (18)
PSGC #Town #Creation Date:Municipality:Type:Coastal/
Inland:
Pop. (2020):Pop.
(2015)
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip Code:Barangays:Island Bry:Income Class:District:
5170100011590BaaoMunicipalityInland61,49358,849106.6341.1763 (0) 5444323001st ClassV
5170200021951BalatanMunicipalityCoastal30,66930,92293.0935.9463 (0) 5444361704th ClassV
5170300032/15/1753BatoMunicipalityInland around Lake Baao52,15552,137107.1241.3663 (0) 5444353303rd ClassIV
5170400047/27/1949BombonMunicipalityInland17,99516,51228.7311.0963 (0) 544404805th ClassII
5170500054/14/1578BuhiMunicipalityInland81,30677,143246.6595.2363 (0) 5444333801st ClassIV
5170600061578BulaMunicipalityCoastal73,14369,430167.6464.7363 (0) 5444303301st ClassV
517070007 CabusaoMunicipalityCoastal
+ Lake Baao
19,25718,39746.8018.0763 (0) 544406905th ClassI
5170800087/15/1749CalabangaMunicipalityCoastal88,90683,033163.8063.2463 (0) 5444054801st ClassII
5170900097/5/1775CamaliganMunicipalityInland25,03624,1094.681.8163 (0) 5444011305th ClassIII
51710000101583CanamanMunicipalityInland36,20534,21043.2716.7163 (0) 5444022404th ClassII
51711000111619CaramoanMunicipalityCoastal + Islands51,72847,605276.00106.5663 (0) 5444294952nd ClassIII
51712000121937Del GallegoMunicipalityCoastal26,40325,397208.3180.4363 (0) 5444113204th ClassI
5171300013 GainzaMunicipalityInland11,58411,26214.755.7063 (0) 544412805th ClassII
51714000143/4/1949GarchitorenaMunicipalityCoastal
+ Islands
29,43627,010243.8094.1363 (0) 5444282394th ClassIII
51715000151777GoaMunicipalityInland71,36863,308206.1879.6163 (0) 5444223401st ClassIV
51716000161578Iriga CityComponent CityInland114,457111,757137.3553.0363 (0) 5444313603rd ClassIV
51717000171763LagonoyMunicipalityCoastal56,71455,465377.90145.9163 (0) 5444253801st ClassIII
51718000184/3/1574LibmananMunicipalityCoastal112,994108,716342.82132.3663 (0) 5444077501st ClassII
51719000191726LupiMunicipalityCoastal33,89732,167199.1276.8863 (0) 5444093803rd ClassI
51720000201570MagaraoMunicipalityInland26,74225,69444.9717.3663 (0) 5444031504th ClassII
51721000215/1/1585MilaorMunicipalityInland33,96331,15033.6412.9963 (0) 5444132004th ClassII
5172200022 MinalanacMunicipalityCoastal53,98152,390126.1048.6963 (0) 5444142503rd ClassII
51723000237/25/1569NabuaMunicipalityInland86,49083,87496.2037.1463 (0) 5444344201st ClassIV
51724000241575Naga CityIndependent CityInland209,170196,00384.4832.6263 (0) 5444002701st ClassIII
51725000258/13/1949OcampoMunicipalityInland51,07345,934118.3345.6963 (0) 5444192503rd ClassII
51726000265/5/1885PamplonaMunicipalityInland39,33336,39080.6031.1263 (0) 5444161704th ClassII
51727000271885PasacaoMunicipalityCoastal53,46149,035149.5457.7463 (0) 5444171903rd ClassII
51728000281789Pili (Capitol)MunicipalityInland99,19689,545126.2548.7563 (0) 5444182601st ClassIII
5172900029 Presentacion (Parubcan)MunicipalityCoastal22,59120,996143.8055.5263 (0) 5444241804th ClassIII
51730000304/15/1753RagayMunicipalityCoastal59,77058,214400.22154.5363 (0) 5444103801st ClassI
517310003111/30/1684SagñayMunicipalityCoastal
+ Island 
36,84134,546154.7659.7563 (0) 5444211914th ClassIII
517320003210/2/1810San FernandoMunicipalityCoastal38,62635,25871.7627.7163 (0) 5444152204th ClassI
51733000335/19/1813San Jose (Patrocinio)MunicipalityCoastal
+ Island 
43,97340,62343.0716.6363 (0) 5444232914th ClassIV
51734000347/3/1801SipocotMunicipalityCoastal68,16964,855243.4393.9963 (0) 5444084601st ClassI
5173500035 SirumaMunicipalityCoastal
+ Island 
19,41917,764141.2754.5463 (0) 5444272224th ClassIII
5173600036 TigaonMunicipalityCoastal60,5244,40872.3527.9363 (0) 5444202303rd ClassIII
51737000371888TinambacMunicipalityCoastal70,17667,572351.62135.7663 (0) 5444264403rd ClassIII
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
 Barangays:Island Bry:
Totals:2,068,2441,901,6805,497.032,122.421,06318
Overview of provincial information about the province of Camarines Sur.

Catanduanes:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 52000000

Catanduanes is an island province and is composed of:

Municipalities:Barangay (of which are Island Barangays:
11315 (315)
PSGC #Town #Creation Date:Municipality:Type:Coastal/
Inland
Island:Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip Code:Barangays:Island Bry:Income Class:District:
5200100016/12/1950BagamanocMunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island
+ Island
11,08611,55180.7431.1763 (0) 52480718185th ClassLone District 
5200200025/11/1897BarasMunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island 13,48412,848109.5042.2863 (0) 52480329295th ClassLone District 
5200300031799BatoMunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island 21,74821,27948.6218.7763 (0) 52480127275th ClassLone District 
5200400048/29/1948CaramoranMunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island 32,11430,056263.74101.8363 (0) 52480827273rd ClassLone District 
5200500056/15/1951GitmoroMunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island 8,7128,368181.8270.2063 (0) 524804995th ClassLone District 
5200600061650PandanMunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island
+ Island
21,47320,516119.9046.2963 (0) 52480926264th ClassLone District 
5200700071/1/1921Panganiban (Payo)MunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island
+ Island
9,7139,28779.9630.8763 (0) 52480623235th ClassLone District 
5200800081853San Andres (Calolbon)MunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island 38,48036,779167.3164.6063 (0) 52481038383rd ClassLone District 
5200900098/23/1952San MiguelMunicipalityInlandCatanduanes Island 15,68015,006129.9450.1763 (0) 52480224245th ClassLone District 
52010000101661VigaMunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island 22,86921,624158.2361.0963 (0) 52480531314th ClassLone District 
52011000111775Virac (Capitol)MunicipalityCoastalCatanduanes Island76,52073,650152.4058.8463 (0) 52480063631st ClassLone District 
 Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
 Barangays:Island Bry:
Totals:271,879260,9641,492.16576.11315315
Overview of provincial information about the province of Catanduanes.

Masbate:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 54100000

Masbate is a multiple island province and is composed of

Component City (1):Municipalities:Barangay (of which are Island Barangays:
Masbate City (Capitol)20551 (551)
PSGC #Town #Creation Date:Municipality:Type:Island:Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip Code:Barangays:Island Bry:Income Class:District:
5410100011904AroroyMunicipalityMasbate Island 88,35186,168440.30170.0063 (0) 56541441411st ClassII
541020002 BalenoMunicipalityMasbate Island 28,85526,096204.3878.9163 (0) 56541324244th ClassII
541030003 BaludMunicipalityMasbate Island
+ Islands
40,15538,124231.0089.1963 (0) 56541232324th ClassII
5410400041951BatuanMunicipalityTicao Island
+ Island
14,61015,08656.2821.7363 (0) 56541514145th ClassI
5410500056/14/1948CatainganMunicipalityMasbate Island 50,62350,327191.6473.9963 (0) 56541536362nd ClassIII
541060006 CawayanMunicipalityMasbate Island
+ Islands
69,26567,033260.19100.4663 (0) 56540537372nd ClassIII
5410700079/5/1959ClaveriaMunicipalityBurias Island42,14243,693182.9870.6563 (0) 56541922223rd Class
5410800081951DimasalangMunicipalityMasbate Island 24,90926,192148.0757.1763 (0) 56540320204th ClassIII
5410900091915EsperanzaMunicipalityMasbate Island 17,53418,56867.4926.0663 (0) 56540720205th ClassIII
54110000104/27/1554MandaonMunicipalityMasbate Island
+ Island
44,12241,262280.80108.4263 (0) 56541126263rd ClassII
54111000111569Masbate City (Capitol)Component CityMasbate Island 104,52295,389188.0072.5963 (0) 56540030304th ClassII
54112000123/18/1901MilagrosMunicipalityMasbate Island + Islands57,53857,473565.30218.2663 (0) 56541027271st ClassII
5411300013 MoboMunicipalityMasbate Island 40,82338,813143.4755.3963 (0) 56540129294th ClassII
5411400014 MonrealMunicipalityTicao Island25,16426,614128.6749.6863 (0) 56541811114th ClassI
54115000151951PalanasMunicipalityMasbate Island 27,32226,222171.1066.0663 (0) 56540424244th ClassIII
54116000161951Pio V. Cruz (Limbuhan)MunicipalityMasbate Island 23,74423,23689.3334.4963 (0) 56540618184th ClassIII
54117000176/16/1948PlacerMunicipalityMasbate Island
+ Islands
56,34055,826193.0374.5363 (0) 56540835352nd ClassIII
5411800018 San FernandoMunicipalityTicao Island21,60023,05777.5029.9263 (0) 56541626263rd ClassI
5411900019 San JacintoMunicipalityTicao Island
+ Islands
29,68630,372122.4047.2663 (0) 56541721214th ClassI
5412000020San PascualMunicipalityBurias Island
+ Islands
44,44946,674246.6595.2363 (0) 56542022223rd Class
5412100021 UsonMunicipalityMasbate Island 57,16656,168163.2063.0163 (0) 56540236363rd ClassIII
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
 Barangays:Island
Br
y:
 
Totals;908,920892,3934,151.781,603.00551551
Overview of provincial information about the province of Masbate.

Sorsogon:

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 56200000

Sorsogon, is a coastal province and at the very tip of the southern end of the Island of Luzon. It is composed of:

Component City (1):Municipalities:Barangay (of which are Island Barangays:
Sorsogon City (Capitol)14541 (5)
PSGC #Town
#
Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Coastal/
Inland:
Pop. (2020):Pop. (2015):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip Code:Barangays:Island
Bry:
Income Class:District:
5620200014/16/1886BarcelonaMunicipalityCoastal20,98720,99061.1823.6263 (0) 5647122505th ClassII
562030002BulanMunicipalityCoastal105,190100,076196.9676.0563 (0) 5647066301st ClassII
5620400031630BulusanMunicipalityCoastal23,93222,88496.3037.1863 (0) 5647042404th ClassII
56205000410/7/1600CasiguranMunicipalityCoastal35,60232,84287.1333.6463 (0) 5647022504th Class
562060005 CastillaMunicipalityCoastal60,63557,827186.2071.8963 (0) 5647133403rd Class
562070006 DonsolMunicipalityCoastal50,28149,711156.2060.3163 (0) 5647155103rd Class
5620800076/13/1764GubatMunicipalityCoastal60,29459,534134.5151.9363 (0) 5647104202nd ClassII
562090008 IrosinMunicipalityInland59,26756,662149.8757.8763 (0) 5647072802nd ClassII
5621000094/7/1799JubanMunicipalityCoastal
+ Island
35,29732,320121.4946.9163 (0) 5647032514th ClassII
56211000101567MagallanesMunicipalityCoastal
+ Island
37,41137,038150.0957.9563 (0) 5647053423rd Class
56212000115/17/1800MatnogMunicipalityCoastal
+ Islands
41,98941,101162.4062.7063 (0) 5647084023rd ClassII
5621300012 PilarMunicipalityCoastal75,79374,564248.0095.7563 (0) 5647144901st Class
562140001310/12/1903Prieto DiazMunicipalityCoastal22,64422,44249.0718.9563 (0) 5647112305th ClassII
5621500014 Santa MagdalenaMunicipalityCoastal17,09616,84843.5016.8063 (0) 5647091405th ClassII
56216000152/28/1895Sorsogon City (Capitol)Component CityCoastal182,237168,110276.11106.6163 (0) 5647006403rd Class
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area (
sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
 Barangays:Island
Bry:
Totals:828,655792,9492,119.01818.165415
Overview of provincial information about the province of Sorsogon.
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