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Administrative regions[edit]Map of the Philippine regions

As of May 2015, the Philippines comprises 18 administrative regions, with one being autonomous.[19] These regions are geographically organized into the three island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The names of regions Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Soccsksargen are acronyms signifying their component provinces or cities; and are capitalized in official government documents.

Table of regionsComponent local government units: the data column is limited to primary LGUs, which pertains to component provinces, highly urbanized cities andindependent component cities, as well as the independent municipality of Pateros. All city names, except those under the National Capital Region, are italicized.Location: the location map column can be sorted from North-to-South, West-to-East.LocationRegion
(regional designation)
PSGC[20]Island
group
Regional
center
Component local
government units
Area[A]Population
(2015)[21]
Density
National
Capital Region

(NCR)
13LuzonManila17[show]611.39 km2
(236.06 sq mi)
12,877,253
(12.8%)
21,000/km2
(54,000/sq mi)
Ilocos Region
(Region I)
01LuzonSan Fernando
(La Union)
5[show]13,012.60 km2
(5,024.19 sq mi)
5,026,128
(5.0%)
390/km2
(1,000/sq mi)
Cordillera
Administrative
Region

(CAR)
14LuzonBaguio7[show]19,422.03 km2
(7,498.89 sq mi)
1,722,006
(1.7%)
89/km2
(230/sq mi)
Cagayan Valley
(Region II)
02LuzonTuguegarao6[show]28,228.83 km2
(10,899.21 sq mi)
3,451,410
(3.4%)
120/km2
(310/sq mi)
Central Luzon
(Region III)
03LuzonSan Fernando
(Pampanga)
9[show]22,014.63 km2
(8,499.90 sq mi)
11,218,177
(11.1%)
510/km2
(1,300/sq mi)
Calabarzon
(Region IV-A)
04LuzonCalamba6[show]16,873.31 km2
(6,514.82 sq mi)
14,414,774
(14.3%)
850/km2
(2,200/sq mi)
Mimaropa
(Region IV-B)
17LuzonCalapan6[show]29,620.90 km2
(11,436.69 sq mi)
2,963,360
(2.9%)
100/km2
(260/sq mi)
Bicol Region
(Region V)
05LuzonLegazpi7[show]18,155.82 km2
(7,010.00 sq mi)
5,796,989
(5.7%)
320/km2
(830/sq mi)
Western Visayas
(Region VI)
06VisayasIloilo City6[show]12,828.97 km2
(4,953.29 sq mi)
4,477,247
(4.4%)
350/km2
(910/sq mi)
Negros Island
Region

(NIR / Region XVIII)
18VisayasBacolod and
Dumaguete
(interim)[B]
3[show]13,350.74 km2
(5,154.75 sq mi)
4,414,131
(4.4%)
330/km2
(850/sq mi)
Central Visayas
(Region VII)
07VisayasCebu City6[show]10,102.16 km2
(3,900.47 sq mi)
6,041,903
(6.0%)
600/km2
(1,600/sq mi)
Eastern Visayas
(Region VIII)
08VisayasTacloban5[show]23,251.10 km2
(8,977.30 sq mi)
4,440,150
(4.4%)
190/km2
(490/sq mi)
Zamboanga
Peninsula

(Region IX)
09MindanaoPagadian5[show]17,056.73 km2
(6,585.64 sq mi)
3,629,783
(3.6%)
210/km2
(540/sq mi)
Northern Mindanao
(Region X)
10MindanaoCagayan de Oro7[show]20,496.02 km2
(7,913.56 sq mi)
4,689,302
(4.6%)
230/km2
(600/sq mi)
Davao Region
(Region XI)
11MindanaoDavao City6[show]20,357.42 km2
(7,860.04 sq mi)
4,893,318
(4.8%)
240/km2
(620/sq mi)
Soccsksargen
(Region XII)
12MindanaoKoronadal6[show]22,513.30 km2
(8,692.43 sq mi)
4,545,276
(4.5%)
200/km2
(520/sq mi)
Caraga
(Region XIII)
16MindanaoButuan6[show]21,478.35 km2
(8,292.84 sq mi)
2,596,709
(2.6%)
120/km2
(310/sq mi)
Autonomous Region
in Muslim Mindanao

(ARMM)
15MindanaoCotabato City5[show]12,525.79 km2
(4,836.23 sq mi)
3,781,387
(3.7%)
300/km2
(780/sq mi)

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