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

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)

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

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:

Region: 1. Ilocos

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

Island Group: Luzon

Region: 2. Cagayan Valley

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

Island Group: Luzon

Region: 3. Central Luzon

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

Island Group: Luzon

Region: 4a. Calabarzon

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

Island Group: Luzon

Region: 4b. Mimaropa

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

Island Group: Luzon

Region: 5. Bicol

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

Island Group: Visayas

Region: 6. Western Visayas

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

Island Group: Visayas

Region: 7. Central Visayas

1. Bohol2. Cebu3. Negro Oriental4. Siquijor

Island Group: Visayas

Region: 8. Eastern Visayas

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

Island Group: 9. Mindanao

Region: Zamboanga Peninsula

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

Island Group: Mindanao

Region: 10. Northern Mindanao

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

Island Group: Mindanao

Region: 11. Davao

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

Island Group: Mindanao

Region: 12. Soccsksargen

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

Island Group: Mindanao

Region: 13. Caraga

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

Island Group: Luzon

Region: 14. Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)

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

Island Group: Mindanao

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

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

Island Group: Luzon

Region: 16. National Capital Region (NCR)

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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