The City of Legazpi (Bikol: Ciudad nin Legazpi; Spanish: Ciudad de Legazpi) is acomponent city and capital of the province of Albay in the Philippines. It is the largest city in terms of population in Bicol with a population of 182,201 people and is the regional and administrative center.
Mayon Volcano, one of the Philippines' most popular icons and tourist destinations, is partly within the city's borders. Legazpi is located on the east or Pacific coast of Albay province, specifically on Albay Gulf. The city comprises two historically distinct districts: Legazpi Port, which was the original site of the pre-Hispanic settlement called Sawangan, and now the city's main business district, and Albay District, which was the administrative headquarters during the Spanish and American colonial periods, and where the city hall and provincial capitol are still located.
Legazpi's nickname is the "City of Fun and Adventure".
However, the present location of the ancient settlement of Ibalong is in Magallanes, Sorsogon.