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Naga

Naga is known as the Queen City of Bicol or the Heart Of Bicol due to its central location in the Bicol Peninsula and as the Pilgrim City because Naga is also a home to the largest Marian pilgrimage in Asia, the Our lady of Penafrancia. Naga was named as one of the Seven Golden Cities of the Sun.

Naga is the city capital of central Bicol and is 2nd class independent component city in the Bicol Region, Philippines. It has estimated population of 196,003 and population density of 2,300 per km. Naga city has 27 barangays and the town was established in 1575 by the Spanish Governor General Francisco de Sande.

Naga city is the seat of the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres, which makes the city Bicols religious center, whose jurisdiction includes all the suffragan sees of Bicol.

In 1575, on the second expedition to this region, the conquistor Juan de Salcedo landed in a village and named it “Naga” because of the abundance of Narra trees (“Naga” in Bicol)

Naga is Bicol Regions center of commerce, and industry, being the region’s economic center. Naga is cited as one of the most business friendly cities in Asia and is considered to be one of the Philippines Top 10 cities, being part of the ‘most competitive city in the Philippines and second most business friendly in the Bicol region.

Naga is considered to be Bicols cultural center due to the largest festival in the region is held in the city, the Penafrancia Festival.

TOP things to do in Naga Bicol, Mayon Volcano, Matukad Island, Canton Island, Tinaga Island, Kapuntukan hill, Our lady of the cathedral, Malatap Falls, Nacali Falls, Lignon Hill and many others.

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