Quick Facts on Jovellar
- LAND AREA: 105.40 km2 (40.70 sq mi)
- POPULATION: 16,899 (As of 2010)
- NO. OF BARANGAYS: 23
- MAJOR INDUSTRY: Agriculture
Jovellar is a fifth class municipality in the province of Albay, Philippines. It was named in honor of Spanish governor-general Don Joaquín Jovellar y Soler.
Main access to the town is via Guinobatan. Jeepneys ply the 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) distance from Guinobatan to Jovellar daily with the first trip from Guinobatan leaving as early as 5 AM and the last trip to Jovellar usually at around 5 PM.
Quipia river runs through the town and the river leads all the way to Donsol, Sorsogon.
Tourist activities in the area may include a trip to the river just behind the local school or a trip to Pariaan pool. Once at the town center, you can find a statue of the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, and the town church directly in front of it.