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About Legazpi City
City History and Profile
The City began as a Barangay called Sawangan (now Legazpi Port) whose inhabitants were mostly fisherman and farmers. From 1587 to 1616, the spiritual administration of the town was under the Franciscan friars of the DOCTRINA OF CAGSAWA (now Daraga). Officially the Royal Decree dated 22 September 1856 gave the name Legazpi to the ancient village of Sawangan, to perpetuate the memory of the Adelantado Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Don Lorenzo Hac was the first elected Gobernadorcillo. Rev. Camilo Abainza was acting Parish Priest. First the City under the Becerra Law of 1892, it was dissolved into a municipality during the American occupation. A city for the second time for virtue of Republic Act No. 306 dated at July 1948, which included the Municipality of Daraga. On 8 June 1954, it was once more recreated as a municipality. Finally, on 12 June 1959, per Republic Act No. 2234, as amended by Republic Act No. 5525, Legazpi became a city for the third time. Presidential Decree No. 125, issued in 1973, declares the Municipality of Daraga as part of Legazpi City.
Soil Type
Legazpi Fine Sandy Loam, Legazpi Fine Sandy Loam-stony phase, Bascaran Clay, Annam Clay Loam, Louisiana Clay, Hydrosol, Mountain Soil undifferentiated, Lava Flow, Mayon Gravelly Sandy Loam
Natural Resources
Fishing Grounds, Metallic ore Reserves, Non-Metallic Reserves (Pyrite Aggregates, Fertilizer Materials, Coal Reserves, Perlite, Clay, Manganese)
Rizal St., Legazpi City, Albay
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