Bicol Region

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Region V
BICOL REGION
Map of the Philippines showing the location of Region VBICOL REGION
Regional center Legazpi City, Albay
Bilang na too 4,674,855
– Density 265.1 per km²
Awang 17,632.5 km²
Divisions
Saray Luyag 6
Saray Siyudad 7
Saray Baley 107
– Saray Barangay 3,471
Saray Distrito na Congress 14
Saray salita Bikol, Masbatenyo, Sorsoganon, Tagalog

Bicol Region or Bicolandia is one of the 16 regions of the Philippines occupying the Bicol Peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon island and some other islands.

It consists of six provinces, namely, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon. It has one independent chartered city, Naga City, and six component cities, Iriga City, Legazpi City, Ligao City, Masbate City, Sorsogon City, and Tabaco City. The inhabitants speak one of the Bikol languages, Masbatenyo, or a Warayan language, and the commercial/financial centers and transportation hubs are Legazpi City, the Regional Center and the Gateway City to Bicolandia, and Naga City, The Heart of Bicol and The Home of Our Lady of Peñafrancia.

The Bicol region is often seen as the epicenter of the counterculture and liberal politics in the Philippines. As many of its inhabitants seem to oppose many right-wing governments and ideology in which they blame for corruption. The region has a political reputation of being the most liberal region in the highly conservative Archipelago. It is also a stronghold for the National Democratic Front.

Political Divisions[edit | edit source]

Bicol is composed of six provinces and 7 cities.

Province Capital Population
(2000)
Area
(km²)
Pop. density
(per km²)
Albay Legazpi City 1,090,907 2,552.6 427.4
Camarines Norte Daet 458,840 2,112.5 217.2
Camarines Sur Pili 1,551,549 5,266.8 294.6
Catanduanes Virac 215,356 1,511.5 142.5
Ph seal masbate.png Masbate Siyudad na Masbate 707,668 4,047.7 174.8
Sorsogon Sorsogon City 650,535 2,141.4 303.8

Component Cities[edit | edit source]

Languages[edit | edit source]

The Bikol languages are the dominant languages of the region. Tagalog is also spoken in most of Camarines Norte as well as in the municipality of Del Gallego, Camarines Sur. Two Visayan languages, Sorsoganon and Masbatenyo, are spoken in Masbate and Sorsogon; they are collectively referred to as Bisakol.

¹ Naga City is an indepedent component city.

Saray Region san Luyag na Luzon
Sagor na Baybay na Luzon: Ilocos ed Baybay | Ilocos ed Abalaten | La Union | Pangasinan
Valley na Cagayan: Batanes | Cagayan | Isabela | Balon Vizcaya | Quirino
Cordillera Administrative Region: Abra | Apayao | Benguet | Ifugao | Kalinga | Luyag na Palandey
Pegley na Luzon: Aurora | Bataan | Bulakan | Balon Ecija | Pampanga | Tarlac | Zambales
CALABARZON: Batangas | Cavite | Laguna | Quezon | Rizal
MIMARO: Mindoro ed Bokig (Oriental Mindoro) | Mindoro ed Sagor (Occidental Mindoro) | Romblon | Marinduque
Region na Bikol: Albay | Camarines ed Abalaten | Camarines ed Baybay | Catanduanes | Masbate | Sorsogon
Metro Manila: Agnaluyag
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