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Legazpi

(ləgă`spē, lāgä`–), city (1990 pop. 121,116), capital of Albay prov., SE Luzon, the Philippines, on Albay Gulf. It is a large seaport and the southern terminus of the Manila railroad. Copra and hemp are shipped. Founded c.1639 as Albay, it was renamed in 1925 for Miguel López de LegazpiLegazpi, Miguel López de
, d. 1572, Spanish navigator, conqueror of the Philippines. In 1545 he went to Mexico and was later chosen by the viceroy to head an expedition for the conquest of the Philippines.
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. In World War II it was the scene (Dec. 12, 1941) of a large Japanese landing, part of a pincers movement on Manila. Towering directly behind the city is the spectacular active volcano, Mt. MayonMayon, Mount
, active volcano, c.8,000 ft (2,440 m) high, SE Luzon, the Philippines. One of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, it also is considered one of the world's most perfect cones.
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. Its eruption in 1814 severely damaged the town and killed over 1,000 people.

Legaspi

 

a city and port in the Philippines, on the southeastern part of Luzon Island, on the Albay Gulf. Administrative center of Albay Province. Population, 83,000 (1969, municipal district). Legaspi is an important railroad junction and has an airport. Abaca, rice, and coconut palm products are processed, and handicraft articles are made from bamboo. Rice, abaca, and copra are exported. [14—726–1]

Legaspi

a port in the Philippines, on SE Luzon on the Gulf of Albay. Pop.: 178 000 (2005 est.)
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The Tribu Legasci of Legazpi City Science High School won the grand prize of P500,000.
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