Daraga

Daraga, officially the Municipality of Daraga (Central Bikol: Banwaan kan Daraga; Tagalog: Bayan ng Daraga), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 133,893.[3]

Daraga
Municipality of Daraga
Daraga Church with Mayon Volcano in the background
Nickname(s): 
The International Gateway to Bicol
Map of Albay with Daraga highlighted
OpenStreetMap
Daraga
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°09′43″N 123°41′38″E
CountryPhilippines
RegionBicol Region
ProvinceAlbay
District 2nd district
FoundedJune 12, 1772
Barangays54 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
  TypeSangguniang Bayan
  MayorVictor U. Perete
  Vice MayorGerry Raphael Z. Jaucian Jr.
  RepresentativeJose Ma. Clemente "Joey" S. Salceda
  Municipal Council
Members
  Electorate75,413 voters (2019)
Area
  Total118.64 km2 (45.81 sq mi)
Elevation
79 m (259 ft)
Highest elevation
292 m (958 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)[3]
  Total133,893
  Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
  Households
27,551
Demonym(s)Daragueño
Economy
  Income class1st municipal income class
  Poverty incidence13.51% (2018)[4]
  Revenue₱382,404,798.93 (2020)
  Assets₱1,514,065,041.10 (2020)
  Expenditure₱363,262,213.35 (2020)
  Liabilities₱521,456,496.39 (2020)
Service provider
  ElectricityAlbay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
4501
PSGC
IDD:area code+63(0)52
Native languagesAlbay Bikol
Tagalog
Websitewww.daraga.gov.ph

The municipality is home to the famous Cagsawa Ruins.


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