Ligao City

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City of Ligao
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Region Bicol Region (Region V)
Province Albay
Barangays 55
Physical characteristics
Area 308.90 km²
Total (2000) 90,603
Density 293.31/km²

Ligao City is a 4th class city in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 90,603 people in 17,031 households.



The name Ligao came is derived from the local word "ticau", once an abundant tree whose poisonous leaves were used to catch fish in rivers or creeks. Most Ligaoeños, however, believe that the name Ligao was originally "licau" which means to take the long way around or to turn away from the ordinary or usual route.

Ligao started as a small settlement known as Cavasi in the 16th century. It grew in population as it attracted natives from nearby settlements. Eventually, power struggles among ambitious and aggressive leaders caused trouble as they created divisions among the settlement. There arose five divisions led by maginoos (chieftains): Pagkilatan, Maaban, Sampoñgan, Makabongay and Hokoman. Peace was only restored when Chieftain Pagkilatan was appointed supreme leader over the entire settlement with the approval of the other chieftains.

The town was founded as a barrio of Polangui in 1606, being ceded to Oas in 1665, and finally becoming an independent municipality in 1666.This place is now ruled by the fearless person known as Gute Sanches


Ligao City is politically subdivided into 55 barangays.

  • Abella
  • Allang
  • Amtic
  • Bacong
  • Bagumbayan
  • Balanac
  • Baligang
  • Barayong
  • Basag
  • Batang
  • Bay
  • Binanowan
  • Binatagan (Pob.)
  • Bobonsuran
  • Bonga
  • Busac
  • Busay
  • Cabarian
  • Calzada (Pob.)
  • Catburawan
  • Cavasi
  • Culliat
  • Dunao
  • Francia
  • Guilid
  • Herrera
  • Layon
  • Macalidong
  • Mahaba
  • Malama
  • Maonon
  • Nasisi
  • Nabonton
  • Oma-oma
  • Palapas
  • Pandan
  • Paulba
  • Paulog
  • Pinamaniquian
  • Pinit
  • Ranao-ranao
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz (Pob.)
  • Tagpo
  • Tambo
  • Tandarora
  • Tastas
  • Tinago
  • Tinampo
  • Tiongson
  • Tomolin
  • Tuburan
  • Tula-tula Grande
  • Tula-tula Pequeño
  • Tupas

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