Luzon

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting the Luzon island group
Total local government units
Regions8
Provinces38
Cities73
Municipalities698
Barangays20,508
Population (2015)57,470,097

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.

As of 2015, Luzon had a total population of 57,470,097, representing 56.91% of the entire population of the Philippines.

Location

The island group 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.

Luzon 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.

map of regions

List 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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Historical population

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.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
4,101,516
5,397,4011.75%
8,165,7782.09%
9,876,2631.97%
14,061,4483.16%
19,688,1003.35%
22,790,2742.98%
26,080,6942.73%
33,357,8872.49%
38,249,7762.60%
42,822,6862.45%
49,799,9652.10%
52,362,9991.84%
57,470,0971.79%

Sources

  1. Historical population derived from the sum of populations of regions currently under the island group. These region populations are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Maps utilize OpenStreetMap data available under the Open Data Commons Open Database License.
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