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Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
(Central Bicolano: Habagatan na Camarines; Filipino: Timog Camarines) is a province located in the Bicol Region
Bicol Region
in Luzon
Luzon
of the Philippines. Its capital is Pili and the province borders Camarines Norte
Camarines Norte
and Quezon
Quezon
to the northwest, and Albay
Albay
to the south. To the east lies the island province of Catanduanes
Catanduanes
across the Maqueda Channel. Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
is the largest among the six provinces in the Bicol Region both by population and land area. Its territory includes two cities: Naga, the lone chartered city, as the province's and the region's religious, cultural, financial, commercial, industrial and business center; and Iriga, a component city, as the center of the Rinconada area and Riŋkonāda Language. Within the province lies Lake Buhi, where the smallest commercially harvested fish, the Sinarapan (Mistichthys luzonensis), can be found. The province is also home to the critically endangered Isarog
Isarog
Agta language, one of the three critically endangered languages in the Philippines
Philippines
according to UNESCO.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Pre-Spanish and Spanish Colonial Time 1.2 American Colonial Era and World War II 1.3 Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
Transfers its Capital Town

2 Geography

2.1 Terrain 2.2 Climate 2.3 Administrative divisions

3 Demographics 4 Isarog
Isarog
Agta Language 5 Economy 6 Tourist attractions 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Pre-Spanish and Spanish Colonial Time[edit] The earliest settlers in Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
are the Isarog
Isarog
Agta people who live within the circumference of Mount Isarog
Mount Isarog
and the Iraya Agta who live within the circumference of Mount Iraya. They have been in the province for thousands of years and have been one of the first settlers in the entire Philippines. In July 1569, Luis Enriquez de Guzman, a member of the expedition led by Maestro de Campo Mateo de Saz and Captain Martin de Goiti, led a group which crossed from Burias and Ticao islands and landed on a coastal settlement called Ibalon in what is now the province of Sorsogon. From this point another expedition was sent to explore the interior and founded the town of Camalig. In 1573, Spanish conquistador Juan de Salcedo penetrated the Bicol Peninsula from the north as made it as far south as Libon, establishing the settlement of Santiago de Libon. Jose Maria Peñaranda, the first governor of Albay
Albay
and a military engineer, was made coregidor of the province on May 14, 1834. He constructed public buildings and built roads and bridges. The entire Bicol Peninsula was organized as one province with two divisions, Camarines in the northwest and Ibalon in the southeast. In 1636, the two partidos were separated. Known centuries ago as the Tierra de Camarines, the province is distinctly Spanish-founded settlement. Its name having been derived from camaronchones or camarines, a Spanish word for kamalig referring to small nipa or bamboo-made huts by the natives. In 1574, Governor
Governor
General Guido de Lavezaris
Guido de Lavezaris
referred Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
to the King of Spain
King of Spain
as Los Camarines, after the abundance of camarins-rice granaries - which were conspicuous features of the area. Spanish colonizers later subjugated its people and denominated the area into two distinct aggrupations. The southern portion comprising the area south of the present town of Camalig (in Albay), Sorsogon, the islands of Masbate
Masbate
and Catanduanes, and the area, which is now Partido in present day, then called Partido de Ibalon. The northern, upper portion, which included from the present day Camalig town in Albay, and all towns of Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
and Camarines Norte, was called Partido de Camarines. Partido de Camarines was partitioned into Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
and Camarines Norte in 1829, and thereafter underwent fusion, annexations and re-partitions until March 19, 1919 when two provinces, jointly called Ambos Camarines, were finally separated with their present boundaries by decree of the First Philippine Legislature. The Philippine Revolution
Philippine Revolution
started in Ambos Camarines
Ambos Camarines
when Elias Angeles and Felix Plazo, Filipino corporals in the Spanish Army, sided with revolutionists and fought the local Spanish forces on September 17, 1898. Governor
Governor
Vicente Zaidin capitulated to the revolutionists on the following day. With the arrival of General Vicente Lukban, the revolutionary government in the Bicol Region
Bicol Region
was established. American Colonial Era and World War II[edit] The American forces occupied the Bicol Peninsula in January 1900. In March of the same year. General John M. Bell was made the military governor of the southeastern Luzon. Civil government was finally established in Ambos Camarines
Ambos Camarines
in April 1901. During World War II, Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
came under Japanese occupation in late December 1941, following the capture of Naga City on December 18, a few days after the Japanese invasion of Legaspi.[3] Guerrilla units were organized by Wenceslao Q. Vinzons
Wenceslao Q. Vinzons
that waged underground operations against the Japanese troops stationed in Camarines Sur. After the capture of Vinzons on July 8, 1942, the guerrilla movement was carried on by Lieutenant Francisco Boayes and by the Tangcong Vaca Guerrilla Unit organized by Elias Madrid, Juan Miranda and Leon Aureus. In April 1945, Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
was finally liberated from the Japanese invaders against the combined Filipino and American troops in 1945. On March 8, 1942, the famous Tangcong Vaca Guerrilla Unit (TVGU) was organized in San Nicolas, Canaman
Canaman
with Juan Miranda as the Commanding Officer, Leon Aureus as the Executive Officer and Elias Madrid as the Finance Officer. Among the numerous Canamanons who joined-up soon afterwards either in the unit’s intelligence or combat components were Jose and Antonio Madrid, Mamerto Sibulo, Andres Fortaleza, Marcos Severo, Damaso Avenilla, Federico Crescini, Nicolas Vargas, Venancio Begino, Eugenio Ragodon, Juan Pachica, Santiago Amaro, Jose Gervas, Pedro Angeles, Aproniano Lopez, Andres Alzate, Modesto Sanchez, Blas Alcantara, Andres Aguilar, Florencio Frondozo, Alfredo de la Torre and Flaviano Estrada. The military general headquarters and military camp bases of the Philippine Commonwealth Army
Philippine Commonwealth Army
were active on January 3, 1942 to June 30, 1946 and the Philippine Constabulary
Philippine Constabulary
was active on October 28, 1944 to June 30, 1946 in the province of Camarines Sur. The Filipino soldiers of the Philippine Commonwealth Army
Philippine Commonwealth Army
and Philippine Constabulary were spearheading the local military special operations in Bicol Region
Bicol Region
with the Bicolano guerrilla units decisively aiding them. In 1945, Filipino and American troops along with the Bicolano guerrillas, liberated Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
from the Japanese forces towards the end of WWII. Local Filipino troops of the 4th, 5th, 52nd, 53rd, 55th, 56th and 57th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and the 5th Constabulary Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary were involved in the liberation efforts. Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
Transfers its Capital Town[edit] Naga City, the former capital of Camarines Sur, was founded in 1573 as Nueva Cáceres, named after the Province in Spain. It was among the original five royal cities of the colony. It was designated as the provincial capital by virtue of Philippine Legislative Act No. 2711 approved on March 10, 1917. In June 6, 1955 however, Pili, the adjoining town, was declared the Provincial Capital by virtue of Republic Act
Republic Act
1336. Pili functions as the provincial capital up to the present.[4] Geography[edit] Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
covers a total area of 5,497.03 square kilometres (2,122 sq mi)[5] occupying the central section of the Bicol Region in Luzon. The province borders Camarines Norte
Camarines Norte
and Quezon
Quezon
to the northwest, and Albay
Albay
to the south. To the east lies the Maqueda Channel. Terrain[edit]

Lake Buhi
Lake Buhi
in the town of Buhi

Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
occupies the central section of the Bicol Peninsula. With a land area of 5,266.8 square kilometres (2,034 sq mi), it is the largest province in the Bicol Region. At the center of the province is the Bicol Plain, surrounded by mountains which include Mount Isarog
Mount Isarog
and Mount Iriga. The eastern portion of the province lies on the mountainous Caramoan Peninsula, which faces the island of Catanduanes
Catanduanes
to the east. The Bicol River
Bicol River
drains the central and southern parts of the province into the San Miguel Bay. Mount Asog
Mount Asog
is surrounded by three lakes: Buhi, Bato, and Baao. Climate[edit] The climate in Camarines Sur, like most of the rest of the country, is very tropical. It is dry from March to May and wet the rest of the year Annual average rainfall is 2,565 millimetres (101 in). Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
has an average temperature of 27.0 °C (80.6 °F) and a relative humidity of 25.8%. Based from Aera Tranquilo Administrative divisions[edit] Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
comprises into 2 cities and 35 municipalities.

 †  Capital municipality  ∗  Component city      Municipality  ^  Independent component city (geographically within but outside of provincial jurisdiction)

City or municipality District[5] Population ±% p.a. Area[5] Density Brgy. Coordinates[A]

(2015)[2] (2010)[6]

km2 sq mi /km2 /sq mi

Baao 5th 7000300000000000000♠3.0% 58,849 54,971 1.31% 106.63 41.17 550 1,400 30 13°27′29″N 123°21′39″E / 13.4580°N 123.3607°E / 13.4580; 123.3607 (Baao)

Balatan 5th 7000160000000000000♠1.6% 30,922 28,699 1.43% 93.09 35.94 330 850 17 13°19′00″N 123°14′00″E / 13.3166°N 123.2333°E / 13.3166; 123.2333 (Balatan)

Bato 5th 7000270000000000000♠2.7% 52,137 48,306 1.46% 107.12 41.36 490 1,300 33 13°21′26″N 123°22′04″E / 13.3572°N 123.3677°E / 13.3572; 123.3677 (Bato)

Bombon 3rd 6999800000000000000♠0.8% 16,512 15,437 1.29% 28.73 11.09 570 1,500 8 13°41′11″N 123°11′59″E / 13.6865°N 123.1998°E / 13.6865; 123.1998 (Bombon)

Buhi 5th 7000400000000000000♠4.0% 77,143 73,809 0.84% 246.65 95.23 310 800 38 13°26′03″N 123°30′59″E / 13.4342°N 123.5165°E / 13.4342; 123.5165 (Buhi)

Bula 5th 7000360000000000000♠3.6% 69,430 68,011 0.39% 167.64 64.73 410 1,100 33 13°28′13″N 123°16′48″E / 13.4702°N 123.2801°E / 13.4702; 123.2801 (Bula)

Cabusao 1st 6999900000000000000♠0.9% 18,397 18,049 0.36% 46.80 18.07 390 1,000 9 13°43′33″N 123°06′48″E / 13.7259°N 123.1134°E / 13.7259; 123.1134 (Cabusao)

Calabanga 3rd 7000430000000000000♠4.3% 83,033 78,119 1.17% 163.80 63.24 510 1,300 48 13°42′30″N 123°13′00″E / 13.7083°N 123.2167°E / 13.7083; 123.2167 (Calabanga)

Camaligan 3rd 7000120000000000000♠1.2% 24,109 22,254 1.54% 4.68 1.81 5,200 13,000 13 13°37′14″N 123°09′49″E / 13.6206°N 123.1636°E / 13.6206; 123.1636 (Camaligan)

Canaman 3rd 7000180000000000000♠1.8% 34,210 32,390 1.05% 43.27 16.71 790 2,000 24 13°38′51″N 123°10′14″E / 13.6475°N 123.1705°E / 13.6475; 123.1705 (Canaman)

Caramoan 4th 7000240000000000000♠2.4% 47,605 44,945 1.10% 276.00 106.56 170 440 49 13°46′13″N 123°51′47″E / 13.7703°N 123.8630°E / 13.7703; 123.8630 (Caramoan)

Del Gallego 1st 7000130000000000000♠1.3% 25,397 23,064 1.85% 208.31 80.43 120 310 32 13°55′18″N 122°35′45″E / 13.9217°N 122.5959°E / 13.9217; 122.5959 (Del Gallego)

Gainza 2nd 6999600000000000000♠0.6% 11,262 10,345 1.63% 14.75 5.70 760 2,000 8 13°36′47″N 123°07′52″E / 13.6130°N 123.1310°E / 13.6130; 123.1310 (Gainza)

Garchitorena 4th 7000140000000099999♠1.4% 27,010 25,204 1.33% 243.80 94.13 110 280 23 13°52′56″N 123°41′55″E / 13.8823°N 123.6987°E / 13.8823; 123.6987 (Garchitorena)

Goa 4th 7000320000000000000♠3.2% 63,308 58,503 1.51% 206.18 79.61 310 800 34 13°41′59″N 123°29′24″E / 13.6998°N 123.4899°E / 13.6998; 123.4899 (Goa)

Iriga ∗ 5th 7000570000000000000♠5.7% 111,757 105,919 1.03% 137.35 53.03 810 2,100 36 13°25′20″N 123°24′46″E / 13.4222°N 123.4129°E / 13.4222; 123.4129 (Iriga)

Lagonoy 4th 7000280000000099999♠2.8% 55,465 51,814 1.30% 377.90 145.91 150 390 38 13°44′16″N 123°31′16″E / 13.7378°N 123.5210°E / 13.7378; 123.5210 (Lagonoy)

Libmanan 2nd 7000560000000099999♠5.6% 108,716 100,002 1.60% 342.82 132.36 320 830 75 13°41′38″N 123°03′43″E / 13.6938°N 123.0620°E / 13.6938; 123.0620 (Libmanan)

Lupi 1st 7000160000000000000♠1.6% 32,167 30,118 1.26% 199.12 76.88 160 410 38 13°47′22″N 122°54′32″E / 13.7894°N 122.9090°E / 13.7894; 122.9090 (Lupi)

Magarao 3rd 7000130000000000000♠1.3% 25,694 24,274 1.09% 44.97 17.36 570 1,500 15 13°39′36″N 123°10′48″E / 13.6601°N 123.1800°E / 13.6601; 123.1800 (Magarao)

Milaor 2nd 7000160000000000000♠1.6% 31,150 28,474 1.72% 33.64 12.99 930 2,400 20 13°35′49″N 123°10′50″E / 13.5969°N 123.1805°E / 13.5969; 123.1805 (Milaor)

Minalabac 2nd 7000270000000000000♠2.7% 52,390 48,162 1.62% 126.10 48.69 420 1,100 25 13°34′15″N 123°11′06″E / 13.5708°N 123.1851°E / 13.5708; 123.1851 (Minalabac)

Nabua 5th 7000430000000000000♠4.3% 83,874 80,111 0.88% 96.20 37.14 870 2,300 42 13°24′27″N 123°22′24″E / 13.4075°N 123.3733°E / 13.4075; 123.3733 (Nabua)

Naga ^ 3rd 7001100000000000000♠10.0% 196,003 174,931 2.19% 84.48 32.62 2,300 6,000 27 13°37′26″N 123°11′06″E / 13.6240°N 123.1850°E / 13.6240; 123.1850 (Naga)

Ocampo 3rd 7000240000000000000♠2.4% 45,934 43,523 1.03% 118.33 45.69 390 1,000 25 13°33′49″N 123°22′21″E / 13.5635°N 123.3724°E / 13.5635; 123.3724 (Ocampo)

Pamplona 2nd 7000190000000000000♠1.9% 36,390 34,471 1.04% 80.60 31.12 450 1,200 17 13°35′31″N 123°04′57″E / 13.5920°N 123.0826°E / 13.5920; 123.0826 (Pamplona)

Pasacao 2nd 7000250000000000000♠2.5% 49,035 45,946 1.25% 149.54 57.74 330 850 19 13°30′35″N 123°02′39″E / 13.5096°N 123.0441°E / 13.5096; 123.0441 (Pasacao)

Pili † 3rd 7000460000000099999♠4.6% 89,545 82,307 1.62% 126.25 48.75 710 1,800 26 13°33′15″N 123°16′29″E / 13.5543°N 123.2747°E / 13.5543; 123.2747 (Pili)

Presentacion 4th 7000110000000000000♠1.1% 20,996 20,023 0.91% 143.80 55.52 150 390 18 13°42′38″N 123°44′38″E / 13.7105°N 123.7439°E / 13.7105; 123.7439 (Presentacion)

Ragay 1st 7000300000000000000♠3.0% 58,214 54,934 1.11% 400.22 154.53 150 390 38 13°49′12″N 122°47′28″E / 13.8200°N 122.7911°E / 13.8200; 122.7911 (Ragay)

Sagñay 4th 7000180000000000000♠1.8% 34,546 31,314 1.89% 154.76 59.75 220 570 19 13°36′18″N 123°31′04″E / 13.6050°N 123.5179°E / 13.6050; 123.5179 (Sagñay)

San Fernando 2nd 7000180000000000000♠1.8% 35,258 33,281 1.10% 71.76 27.71 490 1,300 22 13°33′50″N 123°08′37″E / 13.5640°N 123.1436°E / 13.5640; 123.1436 (San Fernando)

San Jose 4th 7000210000000000000♠2.1% 40,623 38,523 1.02% 43.07 16.63 940 2,400 29 13°42′12″N 123°31′01″E / 13.7034°N 123.5169°E / 13.7034; 123.5169 (San Jose)

Sipocot 1st 7000330000000000000♠3.3% 64,855 64,042 0.24% 243.43 93.99 270 700 46 13°46′02″N 122°58′32″E / 13.7673°N 122.9756°E / 13.7673; 122.9756 (Sipocot)

Siruma 4th 6999900000000000000♠0.9% 17,764 17,050 0.78% 141.27 54.54 130 340 22 14°01′20″N 123°15′35″E / 14.0221°N 123.2596°E / 14.0221; 123.2596 (Siruma)

Tigaon 4th 7000280000000099999♠2.8% 55,272 48,611 2.48% 72.35 27.93 760 2,000 23 13°37′59″N 123°29′41″E / 13.6331°N 123.4947°E / 13.6331; 123.4947 (Tigaon)

Tinambac 4th 7000350000000000000♠3.5% 67,572 62,435 1.52% 351.62 135.76 190 490 44 13°49′08″N 123°19′36″E / 13.8188°N 123.3266°E / 13.8188; 123.3266 (Tinambac)

Total[B] 1,952,544 1,822,371 1.32% 5,497.03 2,122.42 360 930 1,063 (see GeoGroup box)

^ Coordinates
Coordinates
mark the city/town center, and are sortable by latitude. ^ Total figures include the independent component city of Naga.

Back to contents Demographics[edit]

Population census of Camarines Sur

Year Pop. ±% p.a.

1903 193,902 —    

1918 218,733 +0.81%

1939 385,695 +2.74%

1948 553,691 +4.10%

1960 819,565 +3.32%

1970 948,436 +1.47%

1975 1,023,819 +1.55%

1980 1,099,346 +1.43%

1990 1,305,919 +1.74%

1995 1,432,598 +1.75%

2000 1,551,549 +1.72%

2007 1,693,821 +1.22%

2010 1,822,371 +2.70%

2015 1,952,544 +1.32%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[2][6][6][7]

The population of Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
in the 2015 census was 1,952,544 people,[2] with a density of 360 inhabitants per square kilometre or 930 inhabitants per square mile. During the May 2010 census, there were 1,822,371 residents in Camarines Sur, making it the most populous in the region. The census also stated that Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
had 288,172 households with an average household size of 5.37 persons, significantly higher than the national average of 4.99. The annual growth rate was 1.86%, much lower than the national growth rate of 2.36%. This rate of growth will double the population of Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
in 8 years. Religion The religion of the province is predominantly Roman Catholicism followed by 93%[citation needed] of the population. Other religions professed by the people include the Aglipayan Church, Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), Baptist, Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Methodists and other smaller Christian groups. Islam is also present in the province with their mosques stood in large population areas. Languages The main languages spoken in Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
are the Coastal Bikol (especially Central Bikol) and Inland Bikol group of languages. The latter is a group of languages that includes Albay
Albay
Bikol group and Rinconada Bikol, while the former just consists dialects. A dialect of Coastal Bikol, called Coastal Bikol-Partido is used in the eastern portion of the province around Lagonoy Gulf, and another dialect called Coastal Bikol-Central is spoken around Naga City. The Rinconada Bikol
Rinconada Bikol
also known as Riŋkonāda (under the umbrella of Inland Bikol group of languages), is used by most people in the Rinconada area or district of the province especially in Nabua, Iriga City and by people of Rinconada in diaspora. Buhinon (one of the languages of Albay
Albay
Bikol group, another member of Inland Bikol), is a minority language spoken in the town of Buhi and around Lake Buhi. Del Gallego is the only town in the province that has a majority of population that speaks Tagalog. Most inhabitants of Camarines Sur understand Filipino and English. The Canaman
Canaman
dialect of Central Bikol variant of Coastal Bikol spoken in Canaman, Camarines Sur
Canaman, Camarines Sur
is said to be the "purest" form of Bikol (according to Jesuit anthropologist Frank Lynch, S.J.), though most linguists just consider it as the standard form of Central Bikol language since other Coastal Bikol languages, Rinconada Bikol
Rinconada Bikol
and Buhinon (both Inland Bikol) are separate languages. Isarog
Isarog
Agta Language[edit] In 2010, UNESCO
UNESCO
released its 3rd world volume of Endangered Languages in the World, where 3 critically endangered languages were in the Philippines. One of these languages in the Isarog
Isarog
Agta language which has an estimated speaker of 5 people in the year 2000. The language was classified as Critically Endangered, meaning the youngest speakers are grandparents and older, and they speak the language partially and infrequently and hardly pass the language to their children and grandchildren anymore. If the remaining 150 people do not pass their native language to the next generation of Isarog
Isarog
Agta people, their indigenous language will be extinct within a period of 1 to 2 decades. The Isarog
Isarog
Agta people live within the circumference of Mount Isarog, though only 5 of them still know their indigenous language. They are one of the original Negrito settlers in the entire Philippines. They belong to the Aeta people
Aeta people
classification, but have distinct language and belief systems unique to their own culture and heritage. Economy[edit]

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The economy of Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
is mostly agriculture-based. 29 of the 35 towns are agricultural and produce rice, corn, feedmeal, freshwater fish, livestock, coconut, sugar, abacá, and water-lily. Entrepreneurs engage in trading, often branching out towards neighboring provinces in the south as local demand might be limited by the 3rd to 5th income-class municipalities. Handicrafts are the major source of rural income, providing a fairly large share in the small-scale industries of the province. Forestry and papermaking are other sources of livelihood. The manufacture of abacá products such as Manila
Manila
hemp, hats, bags, mats, and slippers is one of the main sources of income in the rural areas. Fishing is also done along both shores of the province. Tourism, primarily because of Caramoan and Mount Isarog, also generates income for Camarines Sur. Naga and several towns have a tri-economy or three-base economy: commerce, industry, and agriculture. As the main center in the Bicol Region, all of the products from other provinces in the region are brought to Naga. It has four major industries: the manufacture of jewelry and gifts/toys/housewares, and processing of pineapple and coconut. Naga also has vast cornfields, rice fields, and water lily farms all over the city. Calabanga, Cabusao, Libmanan and Sipocot have similar economies to Naga City. Calabanga has commerce from goods moving out of Naga, and is the trade center for the towns of Tinambac, Goa, and Siruma. Calabanga also has fishing from the Quipayo Fishing Center (the largest in Bicol), and vast productions of corn, sugar, and rice, which benefit from a large granary. Libmanan has 156 hectares of ricefields and cornfields, and fishing along its coastline connecting the towns of Ragay and Pasacao; Libmanan also has a commercial district. Sipocot has an agricultural base economy, with an abundant stock of native chicken (Sipocot's OTOP) and wide production of calamansi and other vegetables, while also serving as trading post for towns of Cabusao, Ragay and Mercedes (Camarines Norte). Fish products from these towns are received by Sipocot. Other towns not mentioned have a fishing industry as the main base of their economy. Tourist attractions[edit]

19th-century churches – There are a number of century old-churches in Goa, San Jose and Sagñay. Our Lady of Peñafrancia Church – Completed in 1750, this two-century-old church is a site of pilgrimage located in Naga. Lake Buhi
Lake Buhi
- Created by volcanic activity, this isolated lake is famous for unique organisms including the world's smallest commercially harvested fish. Mount Isarog
Mount Isarog
and Mount Asog
Mount Asog
– Two potentially active volcanoes with hiking trails to explore rich biodiversity. Beaches of Sagñay, Sabang (Partido) and Caramoan – These black and white sand beaches are shielded by coral reefs. Pasacao – Known for its beaches as "the Summer Capital of Cam. Sur".[this quote needs a citation]

Back to contents See also[edit]

List of Bicol Region
Bicol Region
Cities and Municipalities

References[edit]

^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.  ^ a b c d Census
Census
of Population (2015). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.  ^ "The First Landings". Retrieved 18 March 2014.  ^ "Camarines Sur". Retrieved 19 June 2014.  ^ a b c "Province: Camarines Sur". PSGC Interactive. Quezon
Quezon
City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016.  ^ a b c Census
Census
of Population and Housing (2010). "Region V (Bicol Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.  ^ " Census
Census
2000; Population and Housing; Region V" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority ( Philippine Statistics Authority
Philippine Statistics Authority
- Region V). Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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Places adjacent to Camarines Sur

Quezon Camarines Norte, Philippine Sea

Ragay Gulf

Camarines Sur

Maqueda Channel
Maqueda Channel
/ Catanduanes

Albay

v t e

Province of Camarines Sur

Pili (capital)

Municipalities

Baao Balatan Bato Bombon Buhi Bula Cabusao Calabanga Camaligan Canaman Caramoan Del Gallego Gainza Garchitorena Goa Lagonoy Libmanan Lupi Magarao Milaor Minalabac Nabua Ocampo Pamplona Pasacao Pili Presentacion Ragay Sagñay San Fernando San Jose Sipocot Siruma Tigaon Tinambac

Component city

Iriga

Independent component city

Naga (Administratively independent from the province but grouped under Camarines Sur
Camarines Sur
by the Philippine Statistics Authority.)

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Bicol Region
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(Region V)

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Legazpi

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Naga

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Masbate
City Sorsogon
Sorsogon
City Tabaco

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Masbate
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Sorsogon
City Virac

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Mimaropa
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