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Luzon is the most populated of the three island groups making up the Philippine Archipelago. Its largest islands are the Luzon landmass, Palawan, Mindoro, Masbate, and Catanduanes. The island group is bordered, clockwise from the North, by the Luzon Strait (Bashi Channel), Philippine Sea,San Bernardino Strait, Samar Sea, Visayan Sea, Jintotolo Channel, Sibuyan Sea, Tablas Strait, Sulu Sea, Balabac Strait, and the South China Sea.
As of 2015, Luzon had a total population of 57,470,097, representing 56.91% of the entire population of the Philippines.
Map of regions
Luzon has eight (8) regions, namely, Region I (Ilocos Region), Region II (Cagayan Valley), Region III (Central Luzon), Region IV‑A (CALABARZON), MIMAROPA Region, Region V (Bicol Region), Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and the National Capital Region (NCR) where Manila, the nation's capital city, is located.
Table of regions
The regions of Luzon encompass a total of thirty-eight (38) provinces, with an aggregate of seventy-three (73) cities, and 698 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the island group is 20,508.
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|Cordillera Administrative Region
The population of Luzon grew from 14,061,448 in 1960 to 57,470,097 in 2015, an increase of 43,408,649 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.79%, or an increase of 5,107,098 people, from the previous population of 52,362,999 in 2010.
|Census date||Population||Growth rate|
|1903 Mar 2||4,101,516||–|
|1918 Dec 31||5,397,401||1.75%|
|1939 Jan 1||8,165,778||2.09%|
|1948 Oct 1||9,876,263||1.97%|
|1960 Feb 15||14,061,448||3.16%|
|1970 May 6||19,688,100||3.35%|
|1975 May 1||22,790,274||2.98%|
|1980 May 1||26,080,694||2.73%|
|1990 May 1||33,357,887||2.49%|
|1995 Sep 1||38,249,776||2.60%|
|2000 May 1||42,822,686||2.45%|
|2007 Aug 1||49,799,965||2.10%|
|2010 May 1||52,362,999||1.84%|
|2015 Aug 1||57,470,097||1.79%|