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What Are the Different Regions and Provinces in the Philippines?

Region I - Ilocos Region

The Ilocos Region is located in the island of Luzon. It is made up of the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan.

It has 9 cities, 114 municipalities and 3,265 barangays.

Map of Ilocos Region

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Tourist attractions in Ilocos Norte

  • Marcos Museum
  • Ilocos Norte Museum
  • Batac Parish
  • San Nicolas Church
  • Paoay Church
  • Badoc Church
  • Sarrat Church
  • Laoag Cathedral
  • Sinking Belltower located in Laoag City
  • Paoay Lake
  • Fort Ilocandia Hotel
  • Paoay Golf Course
  • Malacanang Of The North
  • Patapat Bridge
  • Gilbert Bridge
  • Ilocos Norte Capitol
  • Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
  • Bangui Windmills
  • Aglipay Shrine
  • Juan Luna Shrine
  • Ricarte Park and Shrine
  • Dap-ayan, Laoag, Ilocos Norte Food Court and Ilocos Norte Products
  • La Paz Sandunes in Laoag City
  • Ilocos Norte Fine Sandunes


Region II - Cagayan Valley

Cagayan Valley is also located in the island of Luzon.

It is made up of the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Viscaya, and Quirino.

Map of Cagayan Valley

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Region III - Central Luzon

Central Luzon as the name suggests is located in the island of Luzon.

This region is made up of the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, and Zambales.

Map of Central Luzon

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Region IV A - CALABARZON

The Calabarzon region is made up of the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon.

Map of CALABARZON

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Region VI - Western Visayas

The Western Visayas Region is made up of the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental.

Map of Western Visayas

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Region V - Bicol Region

The Bicol Region is made up of the provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon.

Map of Bicol Region

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Region VII - Central Visayas

The Central Visaya Region is made up of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor.

Map of Central Visayas

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Region VIII - Eastern Visayas

The Eastern Visayas Region is made up of the provinces of Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, and Southern Leyte.

Map of Eastern Visayas

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Region IX - Zamboanga Peninsula

The Zamboanga Peninsula is made up of the provinces of Zamboangan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay. There are five cities, 67 municipalities, and 1,904 barangays.

The cities are Zamboanga City, Pagadian City, Dipolog City, Dapitan, and Isabela City.

Map of Zamboanga Peninsula

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Region X - Northern Mindanao

Northern Mindanao is made up of the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, and Lanao del Norte. Its total land area is 2,049,602 square kilometers.

Map of Northern Mindanao

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Region XI - Davao Region

The Davao Region is made up of the provinces of Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao Occidental. It is the 7th most populated region in the Philippines with a total of 5,243,536 people in 2020.

Region XI or Davao Region was formerly named Southern Mindanao. It was made up of the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato, and Saranggani. The cities were Davao City, Digos City, Panabo City, Tagum City, Samal City, General Santos City, and Koronadal City.

On February 23, 1995, Surigao del Sur was incorporated with the CARAGA Region

Map of Davao Region

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Region XII - SOCCSKSARGEN

SOCCSKSARGEN should always be written in capital letters or uppercase letters because it is an acronym just like the CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CARAGA Regions. An acronym is "an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as one word"

In this case, SOCCSKSARGEN was formed from the first letters of the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Saranggani, and General Santos City.

Map of SOCCSKSARGEN

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Map of Metro Manila

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Map of CARAGA

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Map of MIMAROPA

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Map of BARMM

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