Jovellar, Albay

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Official seal of Jovellar
Map of Albay with Jovellar highlighted
Map of Albay with Jovellar highlighted
Jovellar is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°04′N 123°36′E / 13.067°N 123.600°E / 13.067; 123.600Coordinates: 13°04′N 123°36′E / 13.067°N 123.600°E / 13.067; 123.600
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Albay
District 3rd district
Barangays 23
 • Mayor Jorem L. Arcangel
 • Total 105.40 km2 (40.70 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 16,899
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code 4515
Dialing code 52

Jovellar is a fifth class municipality in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 16,899 people.[3] It was named in honor of Spanish governor-general Don Joaquín Jovellar y Soler.

Main access to the town is via Guinobatan. Jeepneys ply the 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) distance from Guinobatan to Jovellar daily with the first trip from Guinobatan leaving as early as 5 AM and the last trip to Jovellar usually at around 5 PM.

Jovellar's main industry is agriculture. Primary crops are rice, copra, abaca, and corn.

Quipia river runs through the town and the river leads all the way to Donsol, Sorsogon.

Tourist activities in the area may include a trip to the river just behind the local school or a trip to Pariaan pool. Once at the town center, you can find a statue of the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, and the town church directly in front of it.


Jovellar is politically subdivided into 23 barangays.

  • Bagacay
  • Rizal Pob. (Bgy. 1)
  • Mabini Pob. (Bgy. 2)
  • Plaza Pob. (Bgy. 3)
  • Magsaysay Pob (Bgy. 4)
  • Calzada Pob. (Bgy. 7)
  • Quitinday Pob. (Bgy. 8)
  • White Deer Pob. (Bgy. 9)
  • Bautista
  • Cabraran
  • Del Rosario
  • Estrella
  • Florista
  • Mamlad
  • Maogog
  • Mercado Pob. (Bgy. 5)
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Sinagaran
  • Villa Paz
  • Aurora Pob. (Bgy. 6)


Population census of Jovellar
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 14,884 —    
1995 16,876 +2.38%
2000 17,357 +0.60%
2007 17,615 +0.20%
2010 16,899 −1.50%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Province: Albay". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Albay". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 

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