Matnog, Sorsogon

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Official seal of Matnog
Map of Sorsogon with Matnog highlighted
Map of Sorsogon with Matnog highlighted
Matnog is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 12°35′N 124°05′E / 12.583°N 124.083°E / 12.583; 124.083Coordinates: 12°35′N 124°05′E / 12.583°N 124.083°E / 12.583; 124.083
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Sorsogon
Legislative district 2nd district of Sorsogon
Barangays 40
 • Mayor Claudith Morata- So
 • Total 162.40 km2 (62.70 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 37,641
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4708
IDD:area code 56

Matnog is a third class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. It lies at the southernmost tip of the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon Island. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 37,641 people.[3]

Local elders say that the name Matnog comes from the word "matonog" (very audible) - that describes to the loud sound of the waves. The native people of Matnog are the Agta, Tabangon, and Cimaron Tribe. The site of one of the busiest seaports in the Philippines, it is the jump off point to the southern Philippines and vice versa.


Matnog is politically subdivided into 40 barangays.[2]

  • Balocawe
  • Banogao
  • Banuangdaan
  • Bariis
  • Bolo
  • Bon-Ot Big
  • Bon-Ot Small
  • Cabagahan
  • Calayuan
  • Calintaan
  • Caloocan (Pob.)
  • Calpi
  • Camachiles (Pob.)
  • Camcaman (Pob.)
  • Coron-coron
  • Culasi
  • Gadgaron
  • Genablan Occidental
  • Genablan Oriental
  • Hidhid
  • Laboy
  • Lajong
  • Mambajog
  • Manjumlad
  • Manurabi
  • Naburacan
  • Paghuliran
  • Pangi
  • Pawa
  • Poropandan
  • Santa Isabel
  • Sinalmacan
  • Sinang-Atan
  • Sinebaran
  • Sisigon
  • Sua
  • Sulangan
  • Tablac (Pob.)
  • Tabunan (Pob.)
  • Tugas


Population census of Matnog
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 25,957 —    
1995 29,309 +2.30%
2000 32,712 +2.38%
2007 34,517 +0.74%
2010 37,641 +3.20%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]
Matnog municipal hall

Model Ecological City[edit]

A consortium of Filipino and Japanese investors are leading the establishment of an Ecological Model City or Eco City in this town. The "Eco City" is a 50-hectare development zone which will feature eco-friendly industrial and manufacturing plants. It will include an international airport to be built inside the zone.[5]


Transportation includes buses going to and from Metro Manila and Bulan and ferries going to and from Allen, Northern Samar.[6]


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Sorsogon". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 February 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 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Sorsogon". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Bloom, Greg (September 15, 2010). Philippines. Lonely Planet. p. 202. ISBN 9781742203706. 

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