List of metropolitan areas in the Philippines

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The Philippines has three metropolitan areas as defined by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).[1]

Metro Manila is the largest conurbation or urban agglomeration in the country, and its official metropolitan area is composed of the city of Manila plus 15 neighboring cities and the municipality of Pateros. Metro Cebu, located in the Visayas, is the Philippines' second largest urban area, while Metro Davao, which is located in Mindanao, is the country's third largest metropolitan area.

The official definition of each area does not necessarily follow the actual extent of continuous urbanization. For example, the built-up area of Metro Manila has long spilled out of its officially defined borders into the adjacent provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite.[2]

The number of metropolitan areas in the Philippines was reduced from 12 in 2007 to the current three based from the 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan by NEDA. The other nine metropolitan areas were Metro Angeles, Metro Bacolod, Metro Baguio, Metro Batangas, Metro Cagayan de Oro, Metro Dagupan, Metro Iloilo–Guimaras, Metro Naga, and Metro Olongapo.[3]

List of the biggest metropolitan areas in the Philippines[edit]

Metro area[1] Population(2015)[4] Area[5][6] Density(2015) Managing agency
km2 sqmi /km2 /sqmi
Metro Cebu 2,849,213 1,053.19 406.64 2,700 7,000 Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board[7]
10°06′12″N 123°38′26″E / 10.1033°N 123.6405°E / 10.1033; 123.6405 (Carcar) Carcar 4.2% 119,664 116.78 45.09 1,000 2,600
10°18′32″N 123°53′35″E / 10.3090°N 123.8930°E / 10.3090; 123.8930 (Cebu City) Cebu City 32.4% 922,611 315.00 121.62 2,900 7,500
10°27′26″N 124°00′37″E / 10.4571°N 124.0104°E / 10.4571; 124.0104 (Compostela) Compostela 1.7% 47,898 53.90 20.81 890 2,300
10°22′35″N 123°57′26″E / 10.3765°N 123.9572°E / 10.3765; 123.9572 (Consolacion) Consolacion 4.6% 131,528 37.03 14.30 3,600 9,300
10°15′05″N 123°57′00″E / 10.2515°N 123.9499°E / 10.2515; 123.9499 (Cordova) Cordova 2.1% 59,712 17.15 6.62 3,500 9,100
10°31′14″N 124°01′37″E / 10.5205°N 124.0270°E / 10.5205; 124.0270 (Danao) Danao 4.8% 136,471 107.30 41.43 1,300 3,400
10°18′39″N 123°56′58″E / 10.3109°N 123.9494°E / 10.3109; 123.9494 (Lapu-Lapu) Lapu-Lapu (Opon) 14.3% 408,112 58.10 22.43 7,000 18,000
10°24′01″N 123°59′57″E / 10.4002°N 123.9993°E / 10.4002; 123.9993 (Liloan) Liloan 4.2% 118,753 45.92 17.73 2,600 6,700
10°19′28″N 123°56′34″E / 10.3245°N 123.9428°E / 10.3245; 123.9428 (Mandaue) Mandaue 12.7% 362,654 25.18 9.72 14,000 36,000
10°14′42″N 123°47′47″E / 10.2450°N 123.7964°E / 10.2450; 123.7964 (Minglanilla) Minglanilla 4.6% 132,135 65.60 25.33 2,000 5,200
10°12′33″N 123°45′24″E / 10.2093°N 123.7567°E / 10.2093; 123.7567 (Naga) Naga 4.1% 115,750 101.97 39.37 1,100 2,800
10°09′51″N 123°42′21″E / 10.1643°N 123.7058°E / 10.1643; 123.7058 (San Fernando) San Fernando 2.3% 66,280 69.39 26.79 960 2,500
10°14′41″N 123°50′50″E / 10.2446°N 123.8473°E / 10.2446; 123.8473 (Talisay) Talisay 8.0% 227,645 39.87 15.39 5,700 15,000
Metro Davao 2,516,216 3,964.95 1,530.88 630 1,600 Davao Integrated Development Program Board[8]
7°21′20″N 125°42′16″E / 7.3556°N 125.7045°E / 7.3556; 125.7045 (Carmen) Carmen 3.0% 74,679 166.00 64.09 450 1,200
7°03′50″N 125°36′30″E / 7.0639°N 125.6083°E / 7.0639; 125.6083 (Davao City) Davao City 64.9% 1,632,991 2,443.61 943.48 670 1,700
6°44′39″N 125°21′23″E / 6.7443°N 125.3565°E / 6.7443; 125.3565 (Digos) Digos 6.7% 169,393 287.10 110.85 590 1,500
7°18′01″N 125°40′57″E / 7.3004°N 125.6826°E / 7.3004; 125.6826 (Panabo) Panabo 7.3% 184,599 251.23 97.00 730 1,900
7°04′28″N 125°42′31″E / 7.0744°N 125.7086°E / 7.0744; 125.7086 (Samal) Samal 4.1% 104,123 301.30 116.33 350 910
6°50′02″N 125°24′55″E / 6.8340°N 125.4154°E / 6.8340; 125.4154 (Santa Cruz) Santa Cruz 3.6% 90,987 319.91 123.52 280 730
7°26′48″N 125°48′34″E / 7.4468°N 125.8095°E / 7.4468; 125.8095 (Tagum) Tagum 10.3% 259,444 195.80 75.60 1,300 3,400
Metro Manila 12,877,253 633.11 244.45 20,000 52,000 Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
14°39′26″N 120°59′03″E / 14.6571°N 120.9841°E / 14.6571; 120.9841 (Caloocan) Caloocan 12.3% 1,583,978 53.20 20.54 30,000 78,000
14°28′50″N 120°58′55″E / 14.4806°N 120.9819°E / 14.4806; 120.9819 (Las Piñas) Las Piñas 4.6% 588,894 32.02 12.36 18,000 47,000
14°33′24″N 121°01′25″E / 14.5568°N 121.0235°E / 14.5568; 121.0235 (Makati) Makati 4.5% 582,602 27.36 10.56 21,000 54,000
14°40′31″N 120°57′26″E / 14.6752°N 120.9573°E / 14.6752; 120.9573 (Malabon) Malabon 2.8% 365,525 15.96 6.16 23,000 60,000
14°34′39″N 121°02′00″E / 14.5774°N 121.0334°E / 14.5774; 121.0334 (Mandaluyong) Mandaluyong 3.0% 386,276 11.06 4.27 35,000 91,000
14°35′26″N 120°58′48″E / 14.5906°N 120.9799°E / 14.5906; 120.9799 (Manila) Manila 13.8% 1,780,148 42.88 16.56 42,000 110,000
14°37′59″N 121°05′57″E / 14.6331°N 121.0993°E / 14.6331; 121.0993 (Marikina) Marikina 3.5% 450,741 22.64 8.74 20,000 52,000
15°42′47″N 120°54′15″E / 15.7131°N 120.9041°E / 15.7131; 120.9041 (Muntinlupa) Muntinlupa 3.9% 504,509 41.67 16.09 12,000 31,000
14°39′25″N 120°56′52″E / 14.6569°N 120.9478°E / 14.6569; 120.9478 (Navotas) Navotas 1.9% 249,463 11.51 4.44 22,000 57,000
14°30′03″N 120°59′29″E / 14.5007°N 120.9915°E / 14.5007; 120.9915 (Parañaque) Parañaque 5.2% 665,822 47.28 18.25 14,000 36,000
14°32′37″N 120°59′43″E / 14.5437°N 120.9954°E / 14.5437; 120.9954 (Pasay) Pasay 3.2% 416,522 18.64 7.20 22,000 57,000
14°33′38″N 121°04′36″E / 14.5605°N 121.0767°E / 14.5605; 121.0767 (Pasig) Pasig 5.9% 755,300 31.46 12.15 24,000 62,000
14°32′32″N 121°03′55″E / 14.5421°N 121.0654°E / 14.5421; 121.0654 (Pateros) Pateros 0.5% 63,840 1.76 0.68 36,000 93,000
14°39′03″N 121°02′55″E / 14.6509°N 121.0486°E / 14.6509; 121.0486 (Quezon City) Quezon City 22.8% 2,936,116 165.33 63.83 18,000 47,000
14°36′17″N 121°01′48″E / 14.6047°N 121.0299°E / 14.6047; 121.0299 (San Juan) San Juan 0.9% 122,180 5.87 2.27 21,000 54,000
14°31′36″N 121°04′28″E / 14.5266°N 121.0744°E / 14.5266; 121.0744 (Taguig) Taguig 6.3% 804,915 45.18 17.44 18,000 47,000
14°42′28″N 120°56′46″E / 14.7077°N 120.9462°E / 14.7077; 120.9462 (Valenzuela) Valenzuela 4.8% 620,422 45.75 17.66 14,000 36,000

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, Chapter 3: An overlay of economic growth, demographic trends and physical characteristics" (PDF). National Economic and Development Authority. 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Demographia World Urban Areas, 12th Annual Edition: 2016:04" (PDF). 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 February 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017. Higher than other estimates, which are largely limited to the National Capital Region. Continuous urbanization extends into Cavite, Laguna, Bulucan [sic] and Rizal. 
  3. ^ "Building Globally Competitive Metro Areas in the Philippines" (PDF). National Economic and Development Authority. 30 August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 4, 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Census of Population (2015). Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Philippine Standard Geographic Code". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Philippine Standard Geographic Code". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "What is MCDCB?". Mega Cebu Blog. 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  8. ^ http://dirp4.pids.gov.ph/ris/pdf/pidspn9810.pdf

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