Sorsoganon: The Official Quarterly Newsletter of PSA Sorsogon, Volume No. 1, Issue No. 1, January-March 2017
Located at the southern tip of Luzon, the province is the gateway to the south of the Philippines via the town of Matnog where the ferry terminal is found. Nature has showered the province with unexplored and pristine tourist attractions, boost by mountain lake cradled below Mt. Bulusan, rising at 2000 feet above sea level. Awed by the wild vegetation around it, the succulent environment of the forest and the idyllic mixture of the wildlife’s enchanting aura, foreign tourist have compared it with the cool and enthralling country of Switzerland, naming it “Switzerland of the Orient.”
Sorsogon is blessed with rich reserved of aquatic resources. It is the major supplier of fish food all over the Bicol mainland. By twist of fate, an amazing discovery of grandest scale surfaced. The world’s largest fish-whale shark (scientific name Rhicodon Typus) locally known as butanding shelters near the shores of the towns of Donsol and Pilar.
Sorsogon covers a total area of 2,119.01 square kilometres (818.15 sq mi) occupying the southeastern tip of the Bicol Peninsula in Luzon. The province is bordered on the north by Albay, east by the Philippine Sea, south by the San Bernardino Strait, and west and northwest by the Ticao and Burias Passes. The Sorsogon Bay lies within the central portion of the province.
PROVINCIAL STATISTICAL FIGURES
|Consumer Price Index (2012=100)||119.5||117.6||118.1|
|Purchasing power of the peso||0.84||0.85||0.85|
|Population Growth Rate (2010-2015)||1.30|
|Voting Age Population||453,640|
|Average Household Size||4.7|
Sorsogon Statistical News
Based on the 2015 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), the province of Sorsogon posted a total population of 792,949 persons as of August 1, 2015. This is larger by 52,206 persons compared to its total population of 740,743 persons counted in the 2010 CPH.
The Regional Statistical Coordination Committee (RSCC) Region V approved, in its August 9, 2007 meeting, the poverty maps of the Province of Sorsogon. The poverty maps were prepared by the Provincial Planning and Development Office of Sorsogon with technical... Read more about RSCC 5 Approves Sorsogon Poverty Maps