2015 List of Regions in the Philippines

Currently, the archipelagic republic of the Philippines is divided into 18 regions.

As of May 2015, the Philippines consists of 18 administrative regions. Some of the region designations include numeric components, some do not. These regions are geographically combined into the three island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Following is a list of the regions in their island groupings. To get overviews of the regions, see the respective articles on the island groups. The regions CALABARZON,MIMAROPA, and SOCCSKSARGEN are capitalized because they are acronyms that stand for their component provinces or cities.

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2015 Updated List of Regions of the Philippines

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Note that insofar as the Judiciary is concerned, specifically the first and second level courts, the country is divided into judicial regions as provided by Batas Pambansa Bilang 129. The coverage of these judicial regions generally coincides with that of the administrative regions in the Executive branch of government.

Location Region
(regional designation)
Island group Regional center Component local government units Area (km2) Population
(per km2)
Ph fil ncr.png National Capital Region
Luzon Manila 636 11,855,975 18641.5
Ph fil car.png Cordillera Administrative Region
Luzon Baguio 18,294 1,616,867 88.4
Ph fil ilocos.png Ilocos Region
(Region I)
Luzon San Fernando
(La Union)
12,840 4,748,372 369.8
Ph fil cagayan valley.png Cagayan Valley
(Region II)
Luzon Tuguegarao 26,838 3,229,163 120.3
Ph fil central luzon.png Central Luzon
(Region III)
Luzon San Fernando
21,470 10,137,737 472.2
Ph fil calabarzon.png CALABARZON
(Region IV-A)
Luzon Calamba 16,229 12,609,803 777
Ph fil mimaropa.png MIMAROPA
(Region IV-B)
Luzon Calapan 27,456 2,744,671 100
Ph fil bicol.png Bicol Region
(Region V)
Luzon Legazpi 17,632 5,420,411 307.4
Ph fil western visayas.png Western Visayas
(Region VI)
Visayas Iloilo City 12,258 4,194,579 342.2
Ph fil central visayas.png Central Visayas
(Region VII)
Visayas Cebu City 9,565 5,513,514 576.4
Ph fil eastern visayas.png Eastern Visayas
(Region VIII)
Visayas Tacloban 21,432 4,101,322 191.4
Ph fil negros island.png Negros Island Region
(NIR or Region XVIII)
Visayas Bacolod and Dumaguete¹
13,351 4,194,525 314.2
Ph fil zamboanga peninsula.png Zamboanga Peninsula
(Region IX)
Mindanao Pagadian 14,811 3,407,353 230.1
Ph fil northern mindanao.png Northern Mindanao
(Region X)
Mindanao Cagayan de Oro 17,125 4,297,323 250.9
Ph fil davao region.png Davao Region
(Region XI)
Mindanao Davao City 20,244 4,468,563 220.7
Ph fil soccsksargen.png SOCCSKSARGEN
(Region XII)
Mindanao Koronadal 18,433 4,109,571 222.9
Ph fil caraga.png Caraga
(Region XIII)
Mindanao Butuan 18,847 2,429,224 128.9
Ph fil armm.png Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Mindanao Cotabato City 12,695 3,256,140 256.5
  • ¹ Bacolod and Dumaguete are proposed to be joint, temporary regional centers for a three-year transition period. Kabankalan and neighboring Mabinay are envisioned to be joint, permanent regional centers.

Source: Wikipedia