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|Region||Bicol Region (Region V)|
|Area|| 117.14 km²|
|Total (2000)|| 107,166|
Tabaco City is a 4th class city in the province of Albay, Philippines. Mainland Tabaco City borders Malinao to the north, Polangui and Oas to the west, Ligao City to the southwest, Mayon Volcano to the south, Malilipot to the southeast, and Lagonoy Gulf to the east. The island of San Miguel, part of the city's territory, is the northwesternmost of Albay's four main islands in the Lagonoy Gulf. Mayon Volcano overlooks the city to the north. The island of San Miguel to the east is under the city's jurisdiction.
According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 107,166 people in 19,599 households.
The city used to be the province's economic capital. Its economy is still heavily dependent on agriculture. Major crops include rice, corn, rootcrops, vegetables, coconuts and abacá. Poultry and swine raising as well as fishing are other major industries.
Tabaco City is politically subdivided into 47 barangays.
From downtown Tabaco City, one can drive up the northern slopes of Mayon Volcano at around 800 meters above sea level. Tabaco City has also recently launched the annual Tabak festival which commemorates the city's cityhood on March 24, 2001.
 External links
- Official web page
- Tabaco City profile on the Albay official website
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- 2000 Philippine Census Information
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