Guinobatan is a first class municipality in the province of Albay, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 75,967 people.
It is the birthplace of Gen. Simeón Ola, the last Filipino general to surrender to the Americans after the Philippine-American War.
Map of Albay with Guinobatan highlighted
Location within the Philippines
The territory of Guinobatan borders a number of municipalities. Guinobatan shares a border with the Municipality of Camalig, with the Municipality of Jovellar on the south,the Municipality of Pioduran on the southwest, and on the northwest, the City of Ligao. On the northeast, the town shares with Malilipot, Sto. Domingo, Daraga and Tabaco City and with the City of Legazpi, a common point in the crater of Mayon Volcano.
Guinobatan is politically subdivided into 44 barangays.
- Binogsacan Lower
- Binogsacan Upper
- Doña Mercedes (Naologan)
- Doña Tomasa (Magatol)
- Inamnan Pequeño
- Inamnan Grande
- Maguiron (Libas)
- Marcial O. Rañola (Cabaloaon)
- Morera (Tukaran)
- Muladbucad Grande (st. John)
- Muladbucad Pequeño
- San Francisco
- San Jose (Ogsong)
- San Rafael
Guinobatan hosts an annual festival in the celebration of Our Lady of Assumption, its patron saint. Until 2013, the town festival was called "Arandurugan Festival." In August, 2013, Guinobatan celebrated Longganisa Festival, named after the local product listed under the Department of Trade and Industry's "One Town, One Product" program.