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Bicol Region

Region V
Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Ruins
Legazpi Cathedral Lake Bulusan in Sorsogon
Porta Mariae in Naga City Ateneo de Naga University Church
From top, then left to right: Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Ruins; Legazpi Cathedral; Lake Bulusan; Porta Mariae; Ateneo de Naga University Church
Nicknames: 
  • Kabikulan
  • Bicolandia
Country  Philippines
Island group Luzon
Regional center Legazpi
Area
 • Total 18,155.82 km2 (7,010.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total 5,796,989
 • Density 319.29095/km2 (826.95976/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ISO 3166 code PH-05
Provinces
Cities
Municipalities 107
Barangays 3,471

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.

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.

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

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