Maguindanao

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Maguindanao
Island groupMindanao
RegionAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
CapitalShariff Aguak
Total local government units
Cities0
Municipalities36
Barangays506
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesCelebes Sea
Area (2007)9,729.04 km2
(3,756.40 sq. mi)
Population (2015)1,173,933
Density (2015)121 per km2
(313 per sq. mi)
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Maguindanao is a province in the Philippines situated in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao occupying the Sulu Archipelago and the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao in central Mindanao. Its capital is the Municipality of Shariff Aguak.

The province has a land area of 9,729.04 square kilometers or 3,756.40 square miles. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,173,933 representing 31.05% of the total population of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, 4.86% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 1.16% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on such figures, the population density is computed at 121 inhabitants per square kilometer or 313 inhabitants per square mile.

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Maguindanao is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Lanao del Sur, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and the Moro Gulf, the Illana Bay.

Local government units

Maguindanao has 36 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the province is 506. The City of Cotabato, under the jurisdiction of SOCCSKSARGEN, is commonly grouped with the province, although it is administratively independent due to its distinction as an independent component city.

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Ampatuanmun24,801
(2.11%)
17,8006.52%255.40 km2
(98.61 sq mi)
97 per km2
(252 per sq mi)
11
Bariramun30,004
(2.56%)
19,6868.35%392.61 km2
(151.59 sq mi)
76 per km2
(198 per sq mi)
14
Buldonmun35,282
(3.01%)
33,7290.86%429.40 km2
(165.79 sq mi)
82 per km2
(213 per sq mi)
15
Buluanmun50,008
(4.26%)
38,1065.31%699.50 km2
(270.08 sq mi)
71 per km2
(185 per sq mi)
7
Cotabato Citycity (ICC)299,438
(–)
271,7861.86%176.00 km2
(67.95 sq mi)
1,701 per km2
(4,407 per sq mi)
37
Datu Abdullah Sangkimun23,878
(2.03%)
17,0796.59%220.00 km2
(84.94 sq mi)
109 per km2
(281 per sq mi)
10
Datu Anggal Midtimbangmun25,016
(2.13%)
13,33912.72%85.43 km2
(32.98 sq mi)
293 per km2
(759 per sq mi)
7
Datu Blah T. Sinsuatmun25,024
(2.13%)
16,5338.21%147.21 km2
(56.84 sq mi)
170 per km2
(440 per sq mi)
13
Datu Hoffer Ampatuanmun25,012
(2.13%)
16,2958.50%461.10 km2
(178.03 sq mi)
54 per km2
(140 per sq mi)
11
Datu Montawalmun34,820
(2.97%)
31,2652.07%461.10 km2
(178.03 sq mi)
76 per km2
(196 per sq mi)
11
Datu Odin Sinsuatmun99,210
(8.45%)
76,3325.12%461.80 km2
(178.30 sq mi)
215 per km2
(556 per sq mi)
34
Datu Paglasmun28,387
(2.42%)
20,2906.60%132.10 km2
(51.00 sq mi)
215 per km2
(557 per sq mi)
23
Datu Piangmun25,600
(2.18%)
28,492-2.02%302.97 km2
(116.98 sq mi)
84 per km2
(219 per sq mi)
16
Datu Salibomun14,947
(1.27%)
15,062-0.15%no datano data17
Datu Saudi-Ampatuanmun26,427
(2.25%)
20,3305.12%60.16 km2
(23.23 sq mi)
439 per km2
(1,138 per sq mi)
8
Datu Unsaymun11,813
(1.01%)
12,490-1.06%95.39 km2
(36.83 sq mi)
124 per km2
(321 per sq mi)
8
General Salipada K. Pendatunmun28,103
(2.39%)
24,0043.05%189.37 km2
(73.12 sq mi)
148 per km2
(384 per sq mi)
19
Guindulunganmun19,911
(1.70%)
16,0714.16%130.68 km2
(50.46 sq mi)
152 per km2
(395 per sq mi)
11
Kabuntalanmun17,276
(1.47%)
16,7940.54%371.08 km2
(143.27 sq mi)
47 per km2
(121 per sq mi)
17
Mamasapanomun24,800
(2.11%)
22,3542.00%85.31 km2
(32.94 sq mi)
291 per km2
(753 per sq mi)
14
Mangudadatumun25,046
(2.13%)
14,86410.44%98.16 km2
(37.90 sq mi)
255 per km2
(661 per sq mi)
8
Matanogmun29,770
(2.54%)
23,2694.80%146.50 km2
(56.56 sq mi)
203 per km2
(526 per sq mi)
8
Northern Kabuntalanmun25,232
(2.15%)
14,25111.49%106.77 km2
(41.22 sq mi)
236 per km2
(612 per sq mi)
11
Pagalunganmun39,653
(3.38%)
31,8914.23%898.76 km2
(347.01 sq mi)
44 per km2
(114 per sq mi)
12
Paglatmun15,920
(1.36%)
11,2076.91%177.74 km2
(68.63 sq mi)
90 per km2
(232 per sq mi)
8
Pandagmun25,057
(2.13%)
13,79512.03%85.31 km2
(32.94 sq mi)
294 per km2
(761 per sq mi)
8
Parangmun89,194
(7.60%)
73,3283.80%850.78 km2
(328.49 sq mi)
105 per km2
(272 per sq mi)
25
Rajah Buayanmun23,652
(2.01%)
17,4235.99%71.98 km2
(27.79 sq mi)
329 per km2
(851 per sq mi)
11
Shariff Aguakmun, capital31,692
(2.70%)
34,376-1.54%392.70 km2
(151.62 sq mi)
81 per km2
(209 per sq mi)
13
Shariff Saydona Mustaphamun19,855
(1.69%)
16,4423.66%no datano data16
South Upimun40,178
(3.42%)
35,9902.12%184.80 km2
(71.35 sq mi)
217 per km2
(563 per sq mi)
11
Sultan Kudaratmun95,201
(8.11%)
82,7582.70%712.91 km2
(275.26 sq mi)
134 per km2
(346 per sq mi)
39
Sultan Masturamun22,261
(1.90%)
21,7120.48%242.07 km2
(93.46 sq mi)
92 per km2
(238 per sq mi)
13
Sultan sa Barongismun22,425
(1.91%)
22,547-0.10%291.30 km2
(112.47 sq mi)
77 per km2
(199 per sq mi)
12
Sultan Sumagkamun14,863
(1.27%)
13,3282.10%62.96 km2
(24.31 sq mi)
236 per km2
(611 per sq mi)
9
Talayanmun30,032
(2.56%)
16,04212.68%143.84 km2
(55.54 sq mi)
209 per km2
(541 per sq mi)
15
Upimun53,583
(4.56%)
45,4443.19%742.95 km2
(286.85 sq mi)
72 per km2
(187 per sq mi)
23
Maguindanao Total1,173,933944,7184.22%9,729.04 km2
(3,756.40 sq mi)
121 per km2
(313 per sq mi)
506
Historical population

The population of Maguindanao grew from 339,600 in 1960 to 1,173,933 in 2015, an increase of 834,333 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 4.22%, or an increase of 229,215 people, from the previous population of 944,718 in 2010.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 289,871
1918 Dec 3169,717-1.59%
1939 Jan 1126,5683.03%
1948 Oct 1224,3826.05%
1960 Feb 15339,6003.71%
1970 May 6415,1541.98%
1975 May 1411,022-0.20%
1980 May 1452,6751.95%
1990 May 1630,6743.37%
1995 Sep 1662,1800.92%
2000 May 1801,1024.17%
2007 Aug 11,273,7156.60%
2010 May 1944,718-10.31%
2015 Aug 11,173,9334.22%

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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