CALABARZON (Region IV‑A)

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting CALABARZON
Typeregion
Island groupLuzon
Provinces5
Cities19
Municipalities123
Barangays4,018
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesPhilippine Sea, South China Sea, Sibuyan Sea, Verde Island Passage
Population (2015)14,414,774

CALABARZON, officially designated as Region IV‑A, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the central section of Luzon. It covers 5 provinces, namely, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, and Rizal, as well as 1 highly urbanized city. The regional center is the City of Calamba.

Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,414,774. This represented 25.08% of the overall population of the Luzon island group, or 14.27% of the entire population of the Philippines.

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CALABARZON is bordered, clockwise from the North, by the National Capital Region, Laguna de Bay, Central Luzon, Philippine Sea, Bicol Region, Ragay Gulf, Sibuyan Sea, Tayabas Bay, Verde Island Passage, South China Sea, and the Manila Bay.

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Map of CALABARZONMap of CALABARZON highlighting its regional center, component provinces and their capitals, and nearby major citiesBatangasCaviteLagunaQuezonRizalCalamba, the regional centerLucena, a highly urbanized city

Local government units

CALABARZON has 5 provinces, 123 municipalities, and 19 cities (1 of which is a highly urbanized city administered independently from any province). The total number of barangays in the region is 4,018.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)City countMun countBrgy count
Batangasprovince2,694,3352,377,3952.41%3,119.75 km2 (1,204.54 sq mi)864 / km2 (2,237 / sq mi)3311,078
Caviteprovince3,678,3013,090,6913.37%1,574.17 km2 (607.79 sq mi)2,337 / km2 (6,052 / sq mi)716829
Lagunaprovince3,035,0812,669,8472.47%1,917.85 km2 (740.49 sq mi)1,583 / km2 (4,099 / sq mi)624674
Quezonprovince1,856,5821,740,6381.24%9,069.60 km2 (3,501.79 sq mi)205 / km2 (530 / sq mi)1391,209
Lucenacity (HUC), capital266,248246,3921.49%80.21 km2 (30.97 sq mi)3,319 / km2 (8,597 / sq mi)33
Rizalprovince2,884,2272,484,8402.88%1,191.94 km2 (460.21 sq mi)2,420 / km2 (6,267 / sq mi)113188
CALABARZON Total14,414,77412,609,8032.58%no datano data191234,018

Historical population

The population of CALABARZON grew from 2,316,173 in 1960 to 14,414,774 in 2015, an increase of 12,098,601 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.58%, or an increase of 1,804,971 people, from the previous population of 12,609,803 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
739,776
962,8561.68%
1,388,2691.85%
1,592,4931.42%
2,316,1733.35%
3,356,3273.70%
3,904,1743.08%
4,603,4353.35%
6,349,4523.27%
7,750,2043.81%
9,320,6294.04%
11,757,7553.26%
12,609,8032.58%
14,414,7742.58%

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 14,414,774, ranked 1 out of 17
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.58%, ranked 2 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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