List of primary local government units of the Philippines

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Below is a combined list of primary-level subdivisions of local government in the Philippines. As of September 2015, there were 81 provinces ( province ), 33 highly urbanized cities ( HUC ), 5 independent component cities ( ICC ), and one independent municipality ( NCR municipality ).[1] All 120 primary-level LGUs (local government units) are under direct administrative supervision of the President of the Philippines.

Primary-level LGU Type Region Population (rank) Area (rank) Density (rank)
(2015)[2] overall provinces others (km2)[3][4][5][6] overall provinces others (/km2) overall provinces others
Abra province CAR 241,160 100 68 4,165.25 29 29 58 119 80
Agusan del Norte province XIII 354,503 88 64 2,730.24 48 48 130 100 62
Agusan del Sur province XIII 700,653 49 41 9,989.52 4 4 70 115 76
Aklan province VI 574,823 67 53 1,821.42 66 64 320 61 23
Albay province V 1,314,826 24 20 2,575.77 53 53 510 47 12
Angeles[7] HUC III 411,634 82 20 60.27 100 19 6,800 20 20
Antique province VI 582,012 66 52 2,729.17 49 49 210 82 44
Apayao province CAR 119,184 116 78 4,413.35 27 27 27 120 81
Aurora province III 214,336 104 70 3,147.32 42 42 68 116 77
Bacolod HUC XVIII 561,875 68 15 162.67 96 15 3,500 24 24
Baguio HUC CAR 345,366 89 25 57.51 102 21 6,000 21 21
Basilan province ARMM/ (IX-Isabela) 459,367 75 59 1,327.23 75 72 350 57 19
Bataan province III 760,650 46 39 1,372.98 74 71 550 42 8
Batanes province II 17,246 120 81 219.01 91 81 79 112 73
Batangas province IV-A 2,694,335 8 7 3,119.75 44 44 860 38 6
Benguet province CAR 446,224 79 61 2,769.08 47 47 160 93 55
Biliran province VIII 171,612 110 75 536.01 84 78 320 59 21
Bohol province VII 1,313,560 25 21 4,820.95 23 23 270 69 31
Bukidnon province X 1,415,226 20 16 10,498.59 3 3 130 99 61
Bulacan province III 3,292,071 2 2 2,796.10 46 46 1,200 36 4
Butuan HUC XIII 337,063 91 27 816.62 80 4 410 50 37
Cagayan province II 1,199,320 26 22 9,295.75 5 5 130 101 63
Cagayan de Oro HUC X 675,950 52 9 412.80 86 8 1,600 31 29
Caloocan HUC NCR 1,583,978 17 4 55.80 103 23 28,000 4 4
Camarines Norte province V 583,313 64 51 2,320.07 57 55 250 74 36
Camarines Sur province V 1,756,541 15 13 5,412.55 16 16 320 58 20
Camiguin province X 88,478 118 80 237.95 90 80 370 54 17
Capiz province VI 761,384 45 38 2,594.64 52 52 290 63 25
Catanduanes province V 260,964 96 67 1,492.16 72 70 170 88 50
Cavite province IV-A 3,678,301 1 1 1,574.17 69 67 2,300 28 2
Cebu province VII 2,938,982 4 4 4,943.72 20 20 590 41 7
Cebu City HUC VII 922,611 32 5 315.00 88 9 2,900 26 26
Compostela Valley province XI 736,107 48 40 4,479.77 26 26 160 91 53
Cotabato province XII 1,379,747 21 17 9,008.90 6 6 150 95 57
Cotabato City ICC XII 299,438 93 28 176.00 94 13 1,700 30 28
Dagupan ICC I 171,271 111 36 37.23 109 28 4,600 23 23
Davao City HUC XI 1,632,991 16 3 2,443.61 54 1 670 39 33
Davao del Norte province XI 1,016,332 29 25 3,426.97 39 39 300 62 24
Davao del Sur province XI 632,588 55 45 2,163.98 58 56 290 65 27
Davao Occidental province XI 316,342 92 65 2,163.45 59 57 150 97 59
Davao Oriental[8] province XI 558,958 69 54 5,679.64 14 14 98 109 70
Dinagat Islands province XIII 127,152 114 77 1,036.34 78 75 120 103 65
Eastern Samar province VIII 467,160 74 58 4,660.47 24 24 100 108 69
General Santos HUC XII 594,446 59 12 492.86 85 7 1,200 34 31
Guimaras province VI 174,613 109 74 604.57 83 77 290 66 28
Ifugao province CAR 202,802 106 72 2,628.21 50 50 77 113 74
Iligan HUC X 342,618 90 26 813.37 81 5 420 49 36
Ilocos Norte province I 593,081 60 48 3,467.89 38 38 170 90 52
Ilocos Sur province I 689,668 50 42 2,596.00 51 51 270 71 33
Iloilo province VI 1,936,423 12 11 5,000.83 19 19 390 51 14
Iloilo City HUC VI 447,992 78 18 78.34 99 18 5,700 22 22
Isabela province II 1,458,736 19 15 12,159.43 2 2 120 105 67
Kalinga province CAR 212,680 105 71 3,231.25 41 41 66 117 78
La Union province I 786,653 43 36 1,497.70 71 69 530 44 9
Laguna province IV-A 3,035,081 3 3 1,917.85 65 63 1,600 32 3
Lanao del Norte province X 676,395 51 43 3,346.57 40 40 200 84 46
Lanao del Sur province ARMM 1,045,429 28 24 3,872.89 33 33 270 70 32
Lapu-Lapu HUC VII 408,112 83 21 58.10 101 20 7,000 19 19
Las Piñas HUC NCR 588,894 63 13 32.69 110 29 18,000 11 11
Leyte province VIII 1,509,648 18 14 5,699.73 13 13 260 72 34
Lucena HUC IV-A 266,248 95 29 80.21 98 17 3,300 25 25
Maguindanao province ARMM 1,173,933 27 23 4,871.60 22 22 240 77 39
Makati[9] HUC NCR 582,602 65 14 21.57 113 32 27,000 7 7
Malabon HUC NCR 365,525 86 23 15.71 115 34 23,000 8 8
Mandaluyong HUC NCR 386,276 85 22 9.29 117 36 42,000 2 2
Mandaue HUC VII 362,654 87 24 25.18 111 30 14,000 15 15
Manila HUC NCR 1,780,148 14 2 24.98 112 31 71,000 1 1
Marikina HUC NCR 450,741 77 17 21.52 114 33 21,000 9 9
Marinduque province IV-B 234,521 101 69 952.58 79 76 250 75 37
Masbate province V 892,393 34 29 4,151.78 30 30 210 81 43
Misamis Occidental province X 602,126 58 47 2,055.22 62 60 290 64 26
Misamis Oriental province X 888,509 35 30 3,131.52 43 43 280 68 30
Mountain Province province CAR 154,590 112 76 2,157.38 60 58 72 114 75
Muntinlupa HUC NCR 504,509 71 16 39.75 108 27 13,000 18 18
Naga ICC V 196,003 107 35 84.48 97 16 2,300 29 27
Navotas HUC NCR 249,463 98 31 8.94 118 37 28,000 6 6
Negros Occidental province XVIII 2,497,261 9 8 7,802.54 8 8 320 60 22
Negros Oriental province XVIII 1,354,995 23 19 5,385.53 17 17 250 73 35
Northern Samar province VIII 632,379 56 46 3,692.93 34 34 170 89 51
Nueva Ecija province III 2,151,461 11 10 5,751.33 12 12 370 53 16
Nueva Vizcaya province II 452,287 76 60 3,975.67 31 31 110 106 68
Occidental Mindoro province IV-B 487,414 72 56 5,865.71 11 11 83 110 71
Olongapo HUC III 233,040 102 33 185.00 93 12 1,300 33 30
Oriental Mindoro province IV-B 844,059 38 32 4,238.38 28 28 200 85 47
Ormoc ICC VIII 215,031 103 34 613.60 82 6 350 56 38
Palawan province IV-B 849,469 37 31 14,649.73 1 1 58 118 79
Pampanga[10] province III 2,198,110 10 9 2,002.20 63 61 1,100 37 5
Pangasinan province I 2,785,455 7 6 5,413.78 15 15 510 46 11
Parañaque HUC NCR 665,822 53 10 46.57 106 25 14,000 16 16
Pasay HUC NCR 416,522 81 19 13.97 116 35 30,000 3 3
Pasig[11] HUC NCR 755,300 47 8 48.46 104 23 16,000 14 14
Pateros NCR municipality NCR 63,840 119 39 2.25 120 39 28,000 5 5
Puerto Princesa HUC IV-B 255,116 97 30 2,381.02 55 2 110 107 39
Quezon province IV-A 1,856,582 13 12 8,989.39 7 7 210 83 45
Quezon City HUC NCR 2,936,116 5 1 171.71 95 14 17,000 13 13
Quirino province II 188,991 108 73 2,323.47 56 54 81 111 72
Rizal[12] province IV-A 2,884,227 6 5 1,191.94 76 73 2,400 27 1
Romblon province IV-B 292,781 94 66 1,533.45 70 68 190 86 48
Samar province VIII 780,481 44 37 6,048.03 10 10 130 102 64
San Juan HUC NCR 122,180 115 38 5.95 119 38 21,000 10 10
Santiago ICC II 134,830 113 37 255.50 89 10 530 43 35
Sarangani province XII 544,261 70 55 3,601.25 37 37 150 96 58
Siquijor province VII 95,984 117 79 337.49 82 79 280 67 29
Sorsogon province V 792,949 42 35 2,119.01 61 59 370 52 15
South Cotabato province XII 915,289 33 28 3,935.95 32 32 230 79 41
Southern Leyte province VIII 421,750 80 62 1,798.61 67 65 230 78 40
Sultan Kudarat province XII 812,095 40 34 5,298.34 18 18 150 94 56
Sulu province ARMM 824,731 39 33 1,600.40 68 66 520 45 10
Surigao del Norte province XIII 485,088 73 57 1,972.93 64 62 250 76 38
Surigao del Sur[13] province XIII 592,250 61 49 4,932.70 21 21 120 104 66
Tacloban HUC VIII 242,089 99 32 201.72 92 11 1,200 35 32
Taguig[14] HUC NCR 804,915 41 7 45.21 107 26 18,000 12 12
Tarlac province III 1,366,027 22 18 3,053.60 45 45 450 48 13
Tawi-Tawi province ARMM 390,715 84 63 1,087.40 77 74 360 55 18
Valenzuela HUC NCR 620,422 57 11 47.02 105 24 13,000 17 17
Zambales province III 590,848 62 50 3,645.83 35 35 160 92 54
Zamboanga City HUC IX 861,799 36 6 1,414.70 73 3 610 40 34
Zamboanga del Norte province IX 1,011,393 30 26 7,301.00 9 9 140 98 60
Zamboanga del Sur province IX 1,010,674 31 27 4,499.46 25 25 220 80 42
Zamboanga Sibugay province IX 633,129 54 44 3,607.75 36 36 180 87 49
Primary-level LGU Type Region Population (rank) Area (rank) Density (rank)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Provincial Summary, number of provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays, by region, as of June 2015" (PDF). PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  2. ^ PSA; Census of Population (2015), Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population, retrieved 20 June 2016 
  3. ^ "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 March 2013.  Independent cities have been excluded from provincial land area and population figures.
  4. ^ "List of Cities". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  5. ^ For provinces in the ARMM: "Bangsamoro Development Plan Integrative Report, Chapter 10" (PDF). Bangsamoro Development Agency. 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-05.  Note that the land area of Cotabato City has been subtracted from Maguindanao.
  6. ^ For Pateros: "Land Use Classification". Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  7. ^ Population count includes persons residing in area disputed by Barangay Dolores, Mabalacat, Pampanga
  8. ^ Population count excludes persons residing in three barangays (Pagtila-an, Rajah Cabungso-an, Union) disputed between Boston, Davao Oriental and Lingig, Surigao del Sur
  9. ^ Data for Makati includes areas in dispute with Taguig
  10. ^ Population count excludes persons residing in area disputed by Barangay Balibago, Angeles City
  11. ^ Population count excludes persons residing in area disputed by Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal
  12. ^ Population count includes persons residing in area disputed by Barangays Manggahan and Dela Paz, Pasig
  13. ^ Population count includes persons residing in three barangays (Pagtila-an, Rajah Cabungso-an, Union) disputed between Lingig, Surigao del Sur and Boston, Davao Oriental
  14. ^ Data for Taguig excludes areas in dispute with Makati