Philippine Regions and Provinces
All you need to know!

How can you find your way around the Philippine Regions?

How do I know where I’m going?

Well in order to find out where you are going, the Philippine Islands have been divided into Philippine Regions.

Basically all 7,100 islands are broken down into three (3) island goups:

1) Luzon
2) Visayas
3) Mindanao

Then each island group is divided into regions and there are more than seventeen (17) different Philippine regions.

Luzon has eight (8) regions.
Visayas has three (3) regions.
Mindanao has six (6) regions.


Philippine Regions

Luzon
1. Ilocos Region
2. Cagayan Valley
3. Central Luzon
4A. Calabarzon
4B. Mimaropa
5. Bicol Region
16. Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
17. National Capital Region (NCR)




Visayas
6. Western Visayas
7. Central Visayas
8. Eastern Visayas

Mindanao
9. Zamboanga Peninsula
10. Northern Mindanao
11. Davao Region
12. Soccsksargen
13. Caraga
17. Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao

Each region is further split into Provinces of which there are currently seventy nine (79) provinces and the National Capital Region (NCR)


Philippine Provinces

Island Group:
Luzon

Region: 1. Ilocos

Provinces
1. Illocos Norte2. Illocos Sur3. La Union4. Pangasinan


Island Group: Luzon

Region: 2. Cagayan Valley

Provinces
1. Batanes2. Cagayan 3. Isabela4. Nueva Viscaya5. Quirino


Island Group: Luzon

Region: 3. Central Luzon

Provinces
1. Aurora2. Bataan3. Bulacan4. Nueva Ecija5. Pampanga6. Tarlac7. Zambales


Island Group: Luzon

Region: 4a. Calabarzon

Provinces
1. Batangas2. Cavite 3. Laguna4. Quezon5. Rizal


Island Group: Luzon

Region: 4b. Mimaropa

Provinces
1. Marinduque2. Occidental Mindoro3. Oriental Mindoro4. Palawan5. Romblon


Island Group: Luzon

Region: 5. Bicol

Provinces
1. Albay2. Camarines Norte3. Camarines Sur4. Catanduanes5. Masbate6. Sorsogon


Island Group: Visayas

Region: 6. Western Visayas

Provinces
1. Aklan2. Antique3. Capiz4. Iloilo5. Guimaras6. Negros Occidental


Island Group: Visayas

Region: 7. Central Visayas

Provinces
1. Bohol2. Cebu3. Negro Oriental4. Siquijor


Island Group: Visayas

Region: 8. Eastern Visayas

Provinces
1. Biliran2. Eastern Samar3. Leyte4. Northern Samar5. Samar (Western)6. Southern Leyte


Island Group: 9. Mindanao

Region: Zamboanga Peninsula

Provinces
1. Zamboanga Sibugay2. Zamboanga del Norte3. Zamboanga del Sur


Island Group: Mindanao

Region: 10. Northern Mindanao

Provinces
1. Bukidnon2. Camiguin3. Misamis Occidental4. Msamis Oriental5. Lanao del Norte


Island Group: Mindanao

Region: 11. Davao

Provinces
1. Davao del Norte2. Davao del Sur3. Davao Oriental4. Comostela Valley


Island Group: Mindanao

Region: 12. Soccsksargen

Provinces
1. North Cotabato2. Sultan Kudarat3. South Cotabato4. Saranggani


Island Group: Mindanao

Region: 13. Caraga

Provinces
1. Agustan del Norte2. Augustan del Sur3. Suriago del Norte4. Suriago del Sur


Island Group: Luzon

Region: 14. Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

Provinces
1. Abra2. Benguet3. Ifugao4. Kalinga5. Apayao6. Mountain Province


Island Group: Mindanao

Region: 15. Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)

Provinces
1. Basilan2. Sulu3. Tawi-Tawi4. Lanao del Sur5. Magrindanao


Island Group: Luzon

Region: 16. National Capital Region (NCR)

Provinces
1. Manila (composed of the cities within Manila)

To make it easier to understand this is how the Philippine regions work:

• Island Groups
• Philippine Regions
• Philippine Provinces
• Philippine Cities
• Philippine Municipalities
• Philippine Barangays









The regional maps on this page and the specific regional pages are subject to the following clause:

Copyright (c) 2004 CBD Finance Pty Limited.Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".



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