The largest province in area and population in the Bicol Region, Camarines Sur is located at the heart
of the region. The boudaries are: north - Camarines Norte and Philippine Sea; East - Philippine Sea and Catanduanes;
South - Albay; west - Quezon Province and Ragay Gulf. It has some scattered plains, the largest is found around Naga city
at the centarl part of the province. Hills and mountains are found mostly in the western and eastern parts. Mt. Isarog
is the tallest mountain with its 1,996-meter in height followed by the 1,195-meter Mount Iriga. Lake Bato and Lake Buhi
are the two largest inland waters of the province. Climate varies from east to west. The eastern part experienced no dry season
with maximum rainfall from November to January; the central part has rainfall that is evenly distributed throughout the
year; the western part experience seasons which are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to april and wet during
the rest of the year.
Camarines Sur Provincial Capitol
Famous People from Camarines Sur
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
- Raul Roco - Secretary, Senator, Congressman, Lawyer
- Arnulfo Fuentebella - Speaker of the Philippine House of Representative (2000 - 2001)
- Pedro B. Escuro - 1994 National Scientist in biology (genetics and plant breeding)
- Nora Aunor - Singer and actress from Iriga City, hailed as the Superstar of the Philippines.
- Victor Wood - Famous Filipino Singer
Camarines sur is a major agricultural province. Farm and fishery production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Camarines Sur in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Other farm products include abaca, pili nuts, rootcrops, and vegetables.
There is a coconut oil mill at the town of Pasacao.
The province is served by 93 banks as of 2007 with a total bank deposits of 15 billion pesos, slightly lower than Albay.
Poverty incidence is very high. It stood at 49.9% in 2006 vis-a-vis the national average of 32.9%.
Being one of the most populous province in the country, Camarines Sur has the potential to become a haven of investors.
With a lot of attractions, the establishment of world-class tourist facilities can be viable. The manufacture of processed foods, furniture,
jewelry, clothing and fashion accessories are also promising. Its agricultural lands can be developed to produce high value
commercial crops including herbal and ornamental plants.
See List of Camarines Sur Cities and Municipalities
Places of Interest/ tourist spots in Camarines Sur
- Naga Cathedral
- Camsur Watersports Complex
- Camsur Deer Farm - located at Sta. Cruz, Ocampo.
- Caramoan Peninsula - the province's tourism showcase: beaches, cliffs, coves, and rocks which are anything but spectacular yet unspoiled.
- Lahuy Island - white sand beaches
- Atulayan Island
- Aguirangan Island
- Mt. Isarog
- Matukad Island
- Lake Buhi - home of the world's smallest freshwater fish called sinarapan. It measures 3-4 millimeters long.
- Pasacao Town - where several resort beaches are located.
- Old churches in Milaor and Bonbon
Capitol photo credit to voxbikol.com
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