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List of primary local government units of the Philippines

Below is a combined list of primary subdivisions of local government in the Philippines. As of December 2013, there were 81 provinces, 33 highly urbanized cities, 5 independent component cities, one independent city, and one independent municipality.[1]

Population Area Population density
Primary local
government unit
Type Region Population 2010[2] Rank
(overall)
Rank
(provinces)
Rank
(others)
Area (km²)[3][4] Rank
(overall)
Rank
(provinces)
Rank
(others)
Pop. density (per km²) Rank
(overall)
Rank
(provinces)
Rank
(others)
Abra province CAR 234,733 98 68 4,165.25 29 29 56.4 119 79
Agusan del Norte province Region XIII 332,487 84 63 2,730.24 48 48 121.8 102 63
Agusan del Sur province Region XIII 656,418 49 42 9,989.52 4 4 65.7 116 76
Aklan province Region VI 535,725 65 52 1,821.42 66 64 294.1 61 22
Albay province Region V 1,233,432 24 20 2,575.77 53 53 478.9 46 11
Angeles highly urbanized city Region III 326,336 87 24 60.27 101 20 5414.6 22 22
Antique province Region VI 546,031 62 50 2,729.17 49 49 200.1 82 43
Apayao province CAR 112,636 116 78 4,413.35 27 27 25.5 121 81
Aurora province Region III 201,233 104 71 3,147.32 42 42 63.9 117 77
Bacolod highly urbanized city Region VI 511,820 69 15 162.67 97 16 3146.4 24 24
Baguio highly urbanized city CAR 318,676 89 26 57.51 103 22 5541.2 20 20
Basilan province ARMM 293,322 92 65 1,145.29[5] 76 73 256.1 70 31
Bataan province Region III 687,482 45 39 1,372.98 74 71 500.7 43 8
Batanes province Region II 16,604 121 81 219.01 92 81 75.8 113 73
Batangas province Region IV-A 2,377,395 9 8 3,119.72 44 44 762.1 38 6
Benguet province CAR 403,944 78 60 2,769.08 47 47 145.9 94 55
Biliran province Region VIII 161,760 111 75 536.01 84 78 301.8 60 21
Bohol province Region VII 1,255,128 23 19 4,820.95 23 23 260.3 68 29
Bukidnon province Region X 1,299,192 20 16 10,498.59 3 3 123.7 100 61
Bulacan province Region III 2,924,433 2 2 2,796.10 46 46 1045.9 36 4
Butuan highly urbanized city Region XIII 309,709 90 27 816.62 80 4 379.3 51 38
Cagayan province Region II 1,124,773 26 22 9,295.75 5 5 121 104 65
Cagayan de Oro highly urbanized city Region X 602,088 52 9 412.80 86 8 1458.5 31 29
Caloocan highly urbanized city NCR 1,489,040 16 3 55.80 104 23 26685.3 6 6
Camarines Norte province Region V 542,915 63 51 2,320.07 57 55 234 76 37
Camarines Sur province Region V 1,647,440 15 13 5,412.55 17 17 304.4 59 20
Camiguin province Region X 83,807 119 80 237.95 90 80 352.2 53 15
Capiz province Region VI 719,685 43 37 2,594.64 52 52 277.4 62 23
Catanduanes province Region V 246,300 97 67 1,492.16 72 70 165.1 87 48
Cavite province Region IV-A 3,090,691 1 1 1,574.17 69 67 1963.4 29 2
Cebu province Region VII 2,619,362 5 4 4,943.72 21 21 529.8 41 7
Cebu City highly urbanized city Region VII 866,171 32 5 315.00 88 9 2749.7 26 26
Compostela Valley province Region XI 687,195 46 40 4,479.77 26 26 153.4 92 53
Cotabato province Region XII 1,226,508 25 21 9,008.90 6 6 136.1 97 58
Cotabato City independent component city Region XII 271,786 94 28 176.00 95 15 1544.2 30 28
Dagupan independent component city Region I 163,676 109 36 37.23 110 29 4396.3 23 23
Davao City highly urbanized city Region XI 1,449,296 17 4 2,443.61 54 1 593.1 39 33
Davao del Norte province Region XI 945,764 29 25 3,426.97 39 39 276 64 25
Davao del Sur province Region XI 574,910 57 46 2,163.98 58 56 265.7 67 28
Davao Occidental province Region XI 293,780 91 64 2,163.45 59 57 135.8 98 59
Davao Oriental province Region XI 517,618 68 54 5,679.64 15 15 91.1 110 70
Dinagat Islands province Region XIII 126,803 114 77 1,036.34 78 75 122.4 101 62
Eastern Samar province Region VIII 428,877 74 58 4,660.47 24 24 92 109 69
General Santos highly urbanized city Region XII 538,086 64 13 492.86 85 7 1091.8 35 32
Guimaras province Region VI 162,943 110 74 604.57 83 77 269.5 66 27
Ifugao province CAR 191,078 106 72 2,628.21 50 50 72.7 114 74
Iligan highly urbanized city Region X 322,821 88 25 813.37 81 5 396.9 50 37
Ilocos Norte province Region I 568,017 58 47 3,467.89 38 38 163.8 88 49
Ilocos Sur province Region I 658,587 48 41 2,596.00 51 51 253.7 71 32
Iloilo province Region VI 1,805,576 12 11 5,000.83 20 20 361.1 52 14
Iloilo City highly urbanized city Region VI 424,619 75 17 78.34 100 19 5420.2 21 21
Isabela province Region II 1,356,841 19 15 12,159.43 2 2 111.6 106 67
Isabela City independent city Region IX 97,857 117 39 233.73[5] 91 11 418.7 48 36
Kalinga province CAR 201,613 103 70 3,231.25 41 41 62.4 118 78
La Union province Region I 741,906 40 34 1,497.70 71 69 495.4 44 9
Laguna province Region IV-A 2,669,847 4 3 1,917.85 65 63 1392.1 32 3
Lanao del Norte province Region X 607,917 51 43 3,346.57 40 40 181.7 86 47
Lanao del Sur province ARMM 933,260 31 27 3,872.89[6] 33 33 241 73 34
Lapu-Lapu highly urbanized city Region VII 350,467 83 21 58.10 102 21 6032.1 19 19
Las Piñas highly urbanized city NCR 552,573 61 12 32.69 111 30 16903.4 11 11
Leyte province Region VIII 1,376,784 18 14 5,699.73 14 14 241.6 72 33
Lucena highly urbanized city Region IV-A 246,392 96 30 80.21 99 18 3071.8 25 25
Maguindanao province ARMM 944,718 30 26 5,970.53[7] 11 11 158.2 91 52
Makati highly urbanized city NCR 529,039 67 14 21.57 114 33 24526.6 7 7
Malabon highly urbanized city NCR 353,337 82 20 15.71 116 35 22491.2 8 8
Mandaluyong highly urbanized city NCR 328,699 86 23 9.29 118 37 35382 2 2
Mandaue highly urbanized city Region VII 331,320 85 22 25.18 112 31 13158.1 15 15
Manila highly urbanized city NCR 1,652,171 14 2 24.98 113 32 66139.8 1 1
Marikina highly urbanized city NCR 424,150 76 18 21.52 115 34 19709.6 10 10
Marinduque province Region IV-B 227,828 99 69 952.58 79 76 239.2 74 35
Masbate province Region V 834,650 33 28 4,151.78 30 30 201 81 42
Misamis Occidental province Region X 567,642 59 48 2,055.22 62 60 276.2 63 24
Misamis Oriental province Region X 813,856 35 30 3,131.52 43 43 259.9 69 30
Mountain Province province CAR 154,187 112 76 2,157.38 60 58 71.5 115 75
Muntinlupa highly urbanized city NCR 459,941 71 16 39.75 109 28 11570.8 18 18
Naga independent component city Region V 174,931 108 35 84.48 98 17 2070.7 28 27
Navotas highly urbanized city NCR 249,131 95 29 8.94 119 38 27867 5 5
Negros Occidental province Region VI 2,396,039 8 7 7,802.54 8 8 307.1 58 19
Negros Oriental province Region VII 1,286,666 21 17 5,385.53 18 18 238.9 75 36
Northern Samar province Region VIII 589,013 53 44 3,692.93 34 34 159.5 90 51
Nueva Ecija province Region III 1,955,373 11 10 5,751.33 13 13 340 55 17
Nueva Vizcaya province Region II 421,355 77 59 3,975.67 31 31 106 107 68
Occidental Mindoro province Region IV-B 452,971 72 56 5,865.71 12 12 77.2 111 71
Olongapo highly urbanized city Region III 221,178 101 32 185.00 92 13 1195.6 33 30
Oriental Mindoro province Region IV-B 785,602 37 31 4,238.38 28 28 185.4 84 45
Ormoc independent component city Region VIII 191,200 105 34 613.60 82 6 311.6 57 39
Palawan province Region IV-B 771,667 38 32 14,649.73 1 1 52.7 120 80
Pampanga province Region III 2,014,019 10 9 2,002.20 63 61 1005.9 37 5
Pangasinan province Region I 2,616,186 6 5 5,413.78 16 16 483.2 45 10
Parañaque highly urbanized city NCR 588,126 54 10 46.57 107 26 12628.9 16 16
Pasay highly urbanized city NCR 392,869 80 19 13.97 117 36 28122.3 4 4
Pasig highly urbanized city NCR 669,773 47 7 48.46 105 24 13821.2 14 14
Pateros Metro Manila municipality NCR 64,147 120 40 2.25[8] 121 40 28509.8 3 3
Puerto Princesa highly urbanized city Region IV-B 222,673 100 31 2,381.02 55 2 93.5 108 40
Quezon province Region IV-A 1,740,638 13 12 8,989.39 7 7 193.6 83 44
Quezon City highly urbanized city NCR 2,761,720 3 1 171.71 96 15 16083.6 12 12
Quirino province Region II 176,786 107 73 2,323.47 56 54 76.1 112 72
Rizal province Region IV-A 2,484,840 7 6 1,191.94 75 72 2084.7 27 1
Romblon province Region IV-B 283,930 93 66 1,533.45 70 68 185.2 85 46
Samar province Region VIII 733,377 42 36 6,048.03 10 10 121.3 103 64
San Juan highly urbanized city NCR 121,430 115 38 5.94 120 39 20442.8 9 9
Santiago independent component city Region II 132,804 113 37 255.50 89 10 519.8 42 35
Sarangani province Region XII 498,904 70 55 3,601.25 37 37 138.5 96 57
Siquijor province Region VII 91,066 118 79 337.49 87 79 269.8 65 26
Sorsogon province Region V 740,743 41 35 2,119.01 61 59 349.6 54 16
South Cotabato province Region XII 827,200 34 29 3,935.95 32 32 210.2 80 41
Southern Leyte province Region VIII 399,137 79 61 1,798.61 67 65 221.9 78 39
Sultan Kudarat province Region XII 747,087 39 33 5,298.34 19 19 141 95 56
Sulu province ARMM 718,290 44 38 1,600.40[9] 68 66 448.8 47 12
Surigao del Norte province Region XIII 442,588 73 57 1,972.93 64 62 224.3 77 38
Surigao del Sur province Region XIII 561,219 60 49 4,932.70 22 22 113.8 105 66
Tacloban highly urbanized city Region VIII 221,174 102 33 201.72 93 12 1096.4 34 31
Taguig highly urbanized city NCR 644,473 50 8 45.21 108 27 14255.1 13 13
Tarlac province Region III 1,273,240 22 18 3,053.60 45 45 417 49 13
Tawi-Tawi province ARMM 366,550 81 62 1,087.40[10] 77 74 337.1 56 18
Valenzuela highly urbanized city NCR 575,356 56 11 47.02 106 25 12236.4 17 17
Zambales province Region III 534,443 66 53 3,645.83 35 35 146.6 93 54
Zamboanga City highly urbanized city Region IX 807,129 36 6 1,414.70 73 3 570.5 40 34
Zamboanga del Norte province Region IX 957,997 28 24 7,301.00 9 9 131.2 99 60
Zamboanga del Sur province Region IX 959,685 27 23 4,499.46 24 24 213.3 79 40
Zamboanga Sibugay province Region IX 584,685 55 45 3,607.75 36 36 162.1 89 50

See also

References

  1. ^ "Provincial Summary, number of provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays, by region, as of December 31, 2013". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities". 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "List of Cities". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Province of Basilan: Land Area
  6. ^ Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Department of Agriculture: Lanao del Sur (There are major discrepancies among authoritative sources: 4121.3 km² (NAMRIA); 1,349,437 ha (NSCB, this value seems unreasonable and must be assumed as erroneous, see Talk:Lanao del Sur#Area))
  7. ^ Provincial Government of Maguindanao: Brief Profile (There seems to be major discrepancies among authoritative sources: 972,904 ha (NSCB); 6,565 km² (Historical Dictionary of the Philippines); 5,176.1 km² (NAMRIA))
  8. ^ Municipal Government of Pateros: Land Use Classification
  9. ^ Province of Sulu: Brief Profile (There seems to be major discrepancies among authoritative sources: 343,699 ha (NSCB 2007), 175,460 ha (NSCB 2000), 167,377 ha (NAMRIA))
  10. ^ Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Department of Agriculture: Tawi-Tawi (There seems to be major discrepancies among authoritative sources: 362,655 ha (NSCB 2007), 120,876 ha (NAMRIA), 1,197 km² (Department of Tourism), 999 km² (Mapcentral))


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