Tinambac, Camarines Sur

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Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Tinambac
Map of Camarines Sur showing the location of Tinambac
Tinambac is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°49′N 123°20′E / 13.817°N 123.333°E / 13.817; 123.333Coordinates: 13°49′N 123°20′E / 13.817°N 123.333°E / 13.817; 123.333
Country Philippines
Region Bicol (Region V)
Province Camarines Sur
District 3rd district
Founded 1888
Barangays 44
 • Mayor Ruel T. Velarde
 • Total 351.62 km2 (135.76 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 62,435
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4426
Dialing code 54
Income class 1st class; partially urban

Tinambac is a first class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 62,435 people.[3]


Tinambac is politically subdivided into 44 barangays.[2]

  • Agay-Ayan
  • Antipolo
  • Bagacay
  • Banga
  • Bolaobalite
  • Bani
  • Bataan
  • Binalay (Pob.)
  • Buenavista
  • Buyo
  • Cagliliog
  • Caloco
  • Camagong
  • Canayonan
  • Cawaynan
  • Daligan
  • Filarca (Pob.)
  • La Purisima (Pob.)
  • Lupi
  • Magsaysay (Camp 4)
  • Magtang
  • Mananao
  • La Medalla (Mile 9)
  • New Caaluan
  • Olag Grande
  • Olag Pequeño
  • Old Caaluan
  • Pag-Asa
  • Pantat
  • Sagrada (Camp 6)
  • Salvacion
  • San Antonio
  • San Isidro (Pob.)
  • San Jose (Tiltilan)
  • San Pascual (Pob.)
  • San Ramon (Camp 7)
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Cruz (Pob.)
  • Sogod
  • Tambang
  • Tierra Nevada
  • Union
  • Salvacion Poblacion


The town of Tinambac was considered to be a trading center of villages surrounding the eastern side of Mt. Isarog . It was in this place where tobacco, then a prohibited product, was exchanged by the townspeople of Tinambac.

Its establishment as a separate municipality occurred during the latter part of the 18th century and this was known as the mission post of Himoragat. In 1829 when the Spanish administration divided the province of Camarines Sur into four districts, Tinambac fall under the District of Isarog.

A church was built atop a hill which still stands at present where the residents of this simple town give way to the celebration of its fiesta every 17th day of May. St. Pascual Baylon is the patron saint of this town.


Population census of Tinambac
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 46,570 —    
1995 49,185 +1.03%
2000 55,608 +2.67%
2007 59,125 +0.85%
2010 62,435 +2.00%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][4]

Bikol is the predominant language.


Total agricultural area is estimated to be 17,230 hectares (42,600 acres), 96% of which are planted with coconut. Only around 4% are devoted to rice, corn, banana and root crops. Fishponds cover around 464 hectares (1,150 acres) or 1.8% of the total agricultural area.

Communication facilities:

  • 1 Post Office located in the Poblacion, staffed by a Post Master and mail carriers
  • Telegraph service offered by local branch of National Telecommunications Office
  • Branches of RCPI and LBC Air Cargo
  • Land line communication facilities


  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: CAMARINES SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 9 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 9 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Province of Camarines Sur". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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