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Regions in Philippines

Philippines is made up of 17 primary administrative regions. Have a closer look at the regions in Philippines. Information on all primary administrative regions in Philippines.

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Primary administrative regions in Philippines

There are 17 regions in Philippines in the primary administrative level.
Primary administrative regions in Philippines
RegionNoPopulationCapitalCapital population
Metro Manila National Capital Region1.11,855,975Manila Manila10,444,527
Calabarzon Calabarzon2.11,743,110Calamba Calamba316,612
Central Luzon Central Luzon3.10,137,737--
Western Visayas Western Visayas4.6,843,643Iloilo Iloilo387,681
Central Visayas Central Visayas5.6,398,628Cebu City Cebu City798,634
Bicol Bicol6.5,109,798Legaspi Legaspi179,481
Ilocos Ilocos7.4,545,906San Fernando San Fernando83,003
Davao Davao8.4,156,653Davao Davao1,212,504
Northern Mindanao Northern Mindanao9.3,952,437Cagayan de Oro Cagayan de Oro445,103
Eastern Visayas Eastern Visayas10.3,912,936--
Soccsksargen Soccsksargen11.3,829,081Koronadal Koronadal125,502
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao12.3,256,140Cotabato Cotabato179,433
Zamboanga Peninsula Zamboanga Peninsula13.3,230,094Pagadian Pagadian186,852
Cagayan Valley Cagayan Valley14.3,051,487Tuguegarao City Tuguegarao City115,105
Mimaropa Mimaropa15.2,559,791Calapan Calapan66,008
Caraga Caraga16.2,293,480Butuan Butuan309,709
Cordillera Cordillera Administrative Region17.1,616,867Baguio Baguio272,714