Mindanao

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting the Mindanao island group
Total local government units
Regions6
Provinces27
Cities33
Municipalities422
Barangays10,084
Population (2015)24,135,775

Mindanao is one of the three island groups making up the Philippine Archipelago. Its largest islands are the Mindanao landmass, Basilan, Jolo, Tawitawi, and Dinagat.

As of 2015, it had a total population of 24,135,775, representing 23.90% of the entire population of the Philippines.

Location

The island group is bordered, clockwise from the North, by the Sulu Sea, Dipolog Strait, Bohol Sea, Surigao Strait, Leyte Gulf, Philippine Sea, and the Celebes Sea.

Mindanao has six (6) regions, namely, Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula), Region X (Northern Mindanao), Region XI (Davao Region), Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN), Region XIII (Caraga), and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

map of regions

List of regions

The regions of Mindanao encompass a total of sixteen (16) provinces, with an aggregate of thirty-three (33) cities, and 422 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the island group is 10,084.

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Historical population

The population of Mindanao grew from 5,384,164 in 1960 to 24,135,775 in 2015, an increase of 18,751,611 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.81%, or an increase of 2,167,601 people, from the previous population of 21,968,174 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
670,833
1,106,1593.21%
2,244,4213.60%
2,943,3242.82%
5,384,1645.45%
7,963,9323.90%
9,146,9942.82%
10,905,2433.58%
14,298,7642.75%
16,205,4872.37%
18,133,8642.44%
21,586,6412.43%
21,968,1740.64%
24,135,7751.81%

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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