Tabaco: Mayon Volcano, Up-Close and Personal
Tabaco, officially the City of Tabaco, (Central Bicolano: Ciudad kan Tabaco; Filipino: Lungsod ng Tabaco), or simply referred to as Tabaco City is a 4th class city in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 133,868 people.
It is one of the three component cities of the province, along with Legazpi City and Ligao City. The mainland part of the city is bordered by the town of Malinao to the north, the towns of Polangui and Oas to the west, Ligao City to the southwest, Malilipot town to the southeast, and Lagonoy Gulf to the east. The symmetric Mayon Volcano, the most active volcano in the Philippines, lies south of the city. Tabaco is one of the eight towns and cities that share jurisdiction on the volcano, dividing the peak like slices of a pie when viewed from above.
The island of San Miguel, the westernmost of the four main islands in the Lagonoy Gulf, falls under the jurisdiction of Tabaco. Five of the barangays of the city are located on the island for a total of 47 barangays composing the city. (Wikipedia)