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Region V
Location in the Philippines
Country Philippines
Island groupLuzon
Regional centerLegazpi
 • Total18,155.82 km2 (7,010.00 sq mi)
 • Total5,796,989
 • Density319.29095/km2 (826.95976/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ISO 3166 codePH-05

The Bicol Region is a region of the Philippines. It is also known as Region V. The regional center and largest city is Legazpi City.[2]

Bicol has six provinces. Four are on the Bicol Peninsula mainland – Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon. Two are the island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate.[3]

Mayon is the tallest volcano in the region. Mount Bulusan is the other active volcano in the region.


  1. "Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population".. PSA. Retrieved on 20 June 2016. 
  2. "DILG Regional Office No. 5 Directory" Archived 17 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Bicol Region Official website; retrieved 22 May 2012.
  3. "Overview of Bicol Region" Archived 16 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Department of Agriculture Web Site; retrieved 22 May 2012.