MIMAROPA

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting MIMAROPA
Typeregion
Island groupLuzon
Provinces5
Cities2
Municipalities71
Barangays1,459
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesSouth China Sea, Sulu Sea, Sibuyan Sea, Tablas Strait, Mindoro Strait, Verde Island Passage
Population (2015)2,963,360

MIMAROPA is an administrative region in the Philippines grouped under the Luzon island group. It covers 5 provinces, namely, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, and Romblon, as well as 1 highly urbanized city. The regional center is the City of Calapan.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,963,360. This represented 5.16% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 2.93% of the entire population of the Philippines.

Map

MIMAROPA is bordered, clockwise from the Northeast, by the Tayabas Bay, Sibuyan Sea, Sulu Sea, Balabac Strait, and the South China Sea.

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Map of MIMAROPA RegionMap of MIMAROPA Region highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesMarinduqueOccidental MindoroOriental MindoroPalawanRomblonCalapan, the regional centerPuerto Princesa, a highly urbanized city

Local government units

MIMAROPA has 5 provinces, 71 municipalities, and 2 cities (1 of which is a highly urbanized city administered independently from any province). The total number of barangays in the region is 1,459.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)City countMun countBrgy count
Marinduqueprovince234,521227,8280.55%952.58 km2 (367.79 sq mi)246 / km2 (638 / sq mi)06218
Occidental Mindoroprovince487,414452,9711.41%5,865.71 km2 (2,264.76 sq mi)83 / km2 (215 / sq mi)011162
Oriental Mindoroprovince844,059785,6021.38%4,238.38 km2 (1,636.45 sq mi)199 / km2 (516 / sq mi)114426
Palawanprovince849,469771,6671.85%17,030.75 km2 (6,575.61 sq mi)50 / km2 (129 / sq mi)023367
Puerto Princesacity (HUC), capital255,116222,6732.62%2,381.02 km2 (919.32 sq mi)107 / km2 (278 / sq mi)66
Romblonprovince292,781283,9300.59%1,533.45 km2 (592.07 sq mi)191 / km2 (495 / sq mi)017219
MIMAROPA Total2,963,3602,744,6711.47%no datano data2711,459

Historical population

The population of MIMAROPA grew from 722,227 in 1960 to 2,963,360 in 2015, an increase of 2,241,133 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.47%, or an increase of 218,689 people, from the previous population of 2,744,671 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
179,800
262,4622.42%
406,3772.21%
468,6191.47%
722,2273.88%
1,020,2223.44%
1,219,6093.65%
1,408,0402.91%
1,774,0742.34%
2,033,2712.59%
2,299,2292.67%
2,559,7911.49%
2,744,6712.57%
2,963,3601.47%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 2,963,360, ranked 15 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.47%, ranked 10 out of 17

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures 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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