province, famous for the world’s most perfect volcano cone - the
About Albay Philippines
Albay is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in
Luzon. Its capital is Legazpi City and the province borders the
Camarines Sur to the north and Sorsogon to the south. Also to the
northeast is Lagonoy Gulf leading to the Philippine Sea, and to the
southwest is Burias Pass.
Mayon Volcano is the symbol most associated with the province. This
nearly perfectly-shaped active volcano forms a scenic backdrop to the
capital city of Legazpi 15 kilometers to the south.
Population Based on the August 2007 census, Albay has a total
population of 1,190,823, which makes it the 20th most populous province
in the country. There are 208,640 households in the province with an
average size of 5.22 persons, significantly higher than the national
average of 4.99.
Traditional industries.Agriculture is the main industry in Albay,
which produces such crops as coconut,rice,sugar,and abacá.Handicrafts is
the major source of rural income. It continuous to provide fairly large
share in the small-scale industries of the province.Forestry and
papermaking are another source of livelihood. The manufacture of abacá
products such as 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 Mayon
Volcano,also draws income for Albay.
Transportation.Albay is also the region's principal trans-shipment
point with its ports: Tabaco International, Legazpi National, Pio Duran
Provincial, and the Pantao Regional Port.Legazpi City also has its own
domestic airport which hopes to serve international flights in the near
future.Legazpi Airport serves as Bicol's gateway to Manila and the