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City NAGA
Official Website http://www.naga.gov.ph
Island Grouping Luzon
Region Region V
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The City of Naga (Bikol: Ciudad nin Naga; Filipino: Lungsod ng Naga) is a first class city of the Philippines.

Land Area

84.48 km²

Location

Located in the 2nd district of Camarines Norte, a province of Bicol Region, a peninsula on the southeastern tip of the island of Luzon. It is 377 kilometers southeast of Manila, the nation's capital, and about 380 kilometers northeast of Cebu City in the Southern Philippines.

Population

137,810 with a population density of 1631/km².

Language/Dialect

Bicol is the major dialect spoken, along with Tagalog and English.

Climate

Camarines Norte belongs to the second type of climate with no dry season and with a very pronounced maximum rain period from November to January. Average annual rainfall in 2000 was 389.58 millimeters. Average temperature is 27.3 oC. The coolest months are January and February and the warmest is May.

Economy

With a relatively smaller land area compared to other cities in Bicol which accounts for its being the most densely populated city in the region, Naga City is also undeniably the region's most progressive city, popularly referred to as the "Heart of Bicol". It is the only chartered city and the commercial, educational, financial, religious, and cultural center of the Bicol region. Residents of Naga City are called Nagueños.

Naga City is at the core of Metro Naga, a fast-growing area composed of 14 municipalities and Naga City belonging to the Metro Naga Development Council. The MNDC covers the entire 2nd district of the province of Camarines Sur, and part of its 1st, 3rd and 4th districts.

Naga City is the center of education in Bicol due to the presence of numerous institutions of higher learning, including three universities: Jesuit-run Ateneo de Naga University; non-sectarian University of Nueva Caceres, the biggest university in Bicol region in terms of enrolment; and Universidad de Santa Isabel operated by the religious order of Daughters of Charity sisters and is also the oldest normal school for girls in the Far East.

A probable fourth university in the city is Naga College Foundation, the region's leading schools in Criminology. The Philippine Women's University also has its Career Development and Continuing Education Center in the city, while the University of the Philippines Open University in Naga caters to distant-education students.

Naga City is easily accessible by air and land transport. A 35- to 45-minute trip through the Naga Airport located in Pili town to and from the Manila Domestic Airport is available. Air Philippines flies directly from MDA seven times a week. It can also be easily accessed by flying Cebu Pacific via Legaspi, a neighboring city that is just around an hour and a half drive to Naga City. By land, the city is a 7 to 8-hour ride from Manila via Andaya Highway or 10 hours via the Maharlika Highway. It is approximately 22 hours from Cebu with ferry transfers in Sorsogon, the southernmost province of Bicol. Daily rail services to and from Manila were provided by the Philippine National Railways but these were discontinued due to systems upgrading.

Sources: Naga City website and www.wikipedia.com

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Article 
03 Oct 2010  BUSINESS DIRECTORY: FURNITURE & FURNITURE COMPONENTS  View
25 Sep 2010  Education in Naga City  View
25 Sep 2010  Education in Naga City  View
19 Sep 2010  DIRECTORY: DOMESTIC SUPPLIERS OF FRESH MEAT AND DAIRY PRODUCTS  View
30 Aug 2010  Region 5 Agribusiness Profile  View
30 Aug 2010  OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTMENT AND MARKET LINKAGES  View
22 Aug 2010  Tourist Operators  View
19 Aug 2010  Dad's Special Pinangat  View
27 Oct 2007  Commodity Profile of Region V  View
27 Oct 2007  PhilCTTIS Business Directory: Hotels in Naga  View
27 Oct 2007  Tourist Attractions: Natural Wonders  View
27 Oct 2007  Naga's Famous Museums  View
27 Oct 2007  Tour Operators' Websites  View
27 Oct 2007  Infrastructure and Support Services in Region V  View
07 Oct 2007  Naga Product & Services Guide  View
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30 Mar 2008  Naga City Festivals  View
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04 Sep 2010  Bicol Region's Economy Records Fastest Growth  View
02 Aug 2010  RP's 1st GM Eggplant  View
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