The 81 Provinces of the Philippines

There are 7,600+ islands in the Philippine Archipelago with a population of approximately 100 million people.  A country of this size and population requires some organization to make it manageable. The Philippines are divided into 81 provinces – 38 in Luzon, 27 in Visayas, and 16 in Mindanao.

Map of the provinces in the Philippines followed by detailed information about each province.

#PROVINCEAREA KM2POPULATIONREGIONISLANDCAPITAL
01Batanes219.0117,2462Batanes IslandsBasco
02Ilocos Norte3467.9593,0811LuzonLaoag City
03Apayao4,413.4119,184CARLuzonKabugao
04Cagayan9,295.81,199,3202LuzonTuguegarao City
05Abra4,165.3241,160CARLuzonBangued
06Kalinga3,231.3212,680CARLuzonTabuk City
07Ilocos Sur2,596.0689,6681LuzonVigan City
08Mountain Province2,157.4154,590CARLuzonBontoc
09Ifugao2,628.2202,802CARLuzonLagawe
10Isabela12,414.91,593,5662LuzonIlagan
11La Union1,497.7786,6531LuzonSan Fernando City
12Benguet2,826.6444,224CARLuzonLa Trinidad
13Nueva Vizcaya3,975.7452,2872LuzonBayombong
14Quirino2,323.5188,9912LuzonCabarroguis
15Pangasinan5,451.02,956,7261LuzonLingayen
16Tarlac3,053.61,243,4493LuzonTarlac City
17Nueva Ecija5,751.31,366,0273LuzonPalayan City
18Aurora3,147.3214,3363LuzonBaler
19Zambales3,830.8590,8483LuzonOlongapo City
20Pampanga2,062.52,198,1103LuzonAngeles City
21Bulacan2,796.13,292,0713LuzonMalolos City
22Bataan1,373.0760,6503LuzonBalanga City
23Rizal1,191.92,884,2274LuzonAntipolo City
24Cavite1,574.23,678,3014LuzonImus
25Laguna1,917.92,473,5304LuzonSanta Cruz
26Batangas3,119.83,035,0814LuzonBatangas City
27Quezon9,069.61,856,5824LuzonLucena City
28Camarines Norte2,320.1583,3135LuzonDaet
29Marinduque952.6234,521MIMAROPAMarinduqueBoac
30Camarines Sur5,497.01,952,5445LuzonNaga City
31Catanduanes1,492.2260,9645CatanduanesVirac
32Albay2,575.81,314,8265LuzonLegazpi
33Occidental Mindoro5,865.7487,414MIMAROPAMindoroMamburao
34Oriental Mindoro4,238.4844,059MIMAROPAMindoroCalapan
35Romblon1,533.5292,781MIMAROPARomblon IslandsRomblon
36Sorsogon2,119.0792,9495LuzonSorsogon City
37Masbate4,151.8892,3935MasbateMasbate City
38Northern Samar3,692.9632,3798SamarCatarman
39Samar6,048.0780,4818SamarCatbalogan City
40Eastern Samar4,660.5467,1608SamarBorongan City
41Aklan1,821.4574,8236PanayKalibo
42Capiz2,594.6761,3846PanayRoxas City
43Antique2,729.2582,0126PanaySan Jose De Buenavista
44Iloilo5,079.21,936,4236PanayIloilo City
45Biliran536.0171,6128BiliranNaval
46Guimaras604.6174,6136GuimarasJordan
47Negros Occidental7,965.22,497,2616NegrosBacolod City
48Cebu5,342.02,938,9827CebuCebu City
49Leyte6,515.11,724,6798LeyteTacloban City
50Southern Leyte1,798.6421,7508LeyteMaasin City
51Palawan17,030.8849,469MIMAROPAPalawanPuerto Princesa
52Negros Oriental5,385.51,354,9957NegrosDumaguete City
53Bohol4,821.01,313,5607BoholTagbilaran City
54Siquijor337.595,9847SiquijorSiquijor
55Camiguin238.088,47810CamiguinMambajao
56Dinagat Islands1,036.3127,15213Dinagat IslandsSan Jose
57Surigao del Norte1,972.9485,08813MindanaoSurigao City
58Zamboanga del Norte7,301.01,011,3939MindanaoDipolog City
59Zamboanga Sibugay3,607.8112,7889MindanaoIpil
60Zamboanga del Sur5,914.21,010,6749MindanaoPagadian City
61Misamis Occidental2,055.2602,12610MindanaoOroquieta
62Lanao del Norte4,159.9676,39510MindanaoTubod
63Lanao del Sur13,494.41,045,429BARMMMindanaoMarawi City
64Misamis Oriental3,544.3888,50910MindanaoCagayan de Oro
65Bukidnon10,496.61,415,22610MindanaoMalaybalay
66Agusan del Norte3,546.9354,50313MindanaoButuan City
67Agusan del Sur9,989.5700,65313MindanaoProsperidad
68Surigao del Sur4,932.7592,25013MindanaoTandag City
69Cotabato9,0091,121,97412MindanaoKidapawan City
70Davao del Sur6,771822,40611MindanaoDigos City
71Davao del Norte3,427847,44011MindanaoTagum
72Compostela Valley4,480637,36611MindanaoNabunturan
73Davao Oriental5,680486,10411MindanaoMati
74Maguindanao9,729.01,273,715BARMMMindanaoShariff Aguak
75Sultan Kudarat5,298677,06212MindanaoIsulan
76South Cotabato4,429767,25512MindanaoKoronadal
77Sarangani3,601475,51412MindanaoAlabel
78Davao Occidental2,163.45316,34211MindanaoMalita
79Basilan2,295.0408,520BARMMBasilanLamitan
80Sulu3,436.99849,670BARMMSuluJolo
81Tawi-Tawi3,626.6450,346BARMMTawi-TawiBongao
ANational Capital Region619.5712,877,253NCRLuzonManila
BZamboanga City1,414.7861,7999Mindanao

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