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Introduction to the city

Philippines_Legazpi_City MayorLegazpi City is a component city and capital of the Province of Albay. It is geographically located in the Southeastern part of Luzon and on the Eastern or Pacific Coast of Albay in the Bicol Region.

It is Bicol Region’s largest city in terms of population. The city functions as the center for regional administration, tourism, education, health services, transportation and commerce.

It has a total of 70 barangays, 45 of which are located in the Urban Area, and the rest are distributed in the Rural Area. It has two urban districts: Legazpi Port and Albay District. For planning purposes, the city is divided into the Northern Area, the Urban Area, the Near South Area and the Southeast Area.

Due to its location near the famous Mayon Volcano, Legazpi has a substantial tourist industry.  However its location also makes the city highly vulnerable to natural disasters.  This has led to the city prioritising disaster risk management and resiliency in its city planning.  In this regard, Legazpi participated in ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme to share their experiences under the ‘ICMA CityLinks Climate Leadership Academy on Urban Adaptation’ with other cities across the Philippines as well as producing IEC (Information and Educational Campaign) materials highlighting the city’s best practices in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and Solid Waste Management.

(Photo: Mr. Noel E. Rosal, Mayor of Legazpi)

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