Cotabato

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Cotabato
Typeprovince
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
Cities1
Municipalities17
Barangays543
Coastal/Landlockedlandlocked
Marine waterbodiesnone (landlocked)
Area (2007)9,008.90 km2 (3,478.36 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,379,747
Density (2015)153 / km2 (397 / sq mi)

Cotabato is a province in the Philippines situated in the SOCCSKSARGEN region occupying the southern-central section of Mindanao. Its capital is the City of Kidapawan.

The province has a land area of 9,008.90 square kilometers or 3,478.36 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,379,747. This represented 30.36% of the total population of the SOCCSKSARGEN region, 5.72% of the overall population of the Mindanao island group, or 1.37% of the entire population of the Philippines. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 153 inhabitants per square kilometer or 397 inhabitants per square mile.

Map

Cotabato is bordered, clockwise from the North, by Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon, Davao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, and Cotabato City.

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Local government units

Cotabato has 17 municipalities and 1 city. The total number of barangays in the province is 543.

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NameTypePopulation (2015)Population (2010)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)Area (2007)Density (2015)Brgy count
Alamadamunicipality64,59656,8132.47%787.50 km2 (304.06 sq mi)82 / km2 (212 / sq mi)17
Aleosanmunicipality39,40535,7461.87%225.44 km2 (87.04 sq mi)175 / km2 (453 / sq mi)19
Antipasmunicipality25,30425,2420.05%552.50 km2 (213.32 sq mi)46 / km2 (119 / sq mi)13
Arakanmunicipality48,22843,5541.96%693.22 km2 (267.65 sq mi)70 / km2 (180 / sq mi)28
Banisilanmunicipality43,67739,9141.73%577.22 km2 (222.87 sq mi)76 / km2 (196 / sq mi)20
Carmenmunicipality95,92182,4692.92%1,110.43 km2 (428.74 sq mi)86 / km2 (224 / sq mi)28
Kabacanmunicipality89,16181,2821.78%448.09 km2 (173.01 sq mi)199 / km2 (515 / sq mi)24
Kidapawancity (CC), capital140,195125,4472.14%358.47 km2 (138.41 sq mi)391 / km2 (1,013 / sq mi)40
Libunganmunicipality48,76845,2951.42%172.50 km2 (66.60 sq mi)283 / km2 (732 / sq mi)20
M'langmunicipality95,07087,7491.54%312.13 km2 (120.51 sq mi)305 / km2 (789 / sq mi)37
Magpetmunicipality49,20145,1831.64%755.36 km2 (291.65 sq mi)65 / km2 (169 / sq mi)32
Makilalamunicipality83,85177,5081.51%343.57 km2 (132.65 sq mi)244 / km2 (632 / sq mi)38
Matalammunicipality79,36174,0341.33%476.00 km2 (183.78 sq mi)167 / km2 (432 / sq mi)34
Midsayapmunicipality151,684134,1702.36%290.42 km2 (112.13 sq mi)522 / km2 (1,353 / sq mi)57
Pigcawayanmunicipality66,79659,9752.07%340.11 km2 (131.32 sq mi)196 / km2 (509 / sq mi)40
Pikitmunicipality154,441113,0146.13%604.61 km2 (233.44 sq mi)255 / km2 (662 / sq mi)42
President Roxasmunicipality47,57544,2291.40%618.25 km2 (238.71 sq mi)77 / km2 (199 / sq mi)25
Tulunanmunicipality56,51354,8840.56%343.08 km2 (132.46 sq mi)165 / km2 (427 / sq mi)29
Cotabato Total1,379,7471,226,5082.27%9,008.90 km2 (3,478.36 sq mi)153 / km2 (397 / sq mi)543

Historical population

The population of Cotabato grew from 279,478 in 1960 to 1,379,747 in 2015, an increase of 1,100,269 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.27%, or an increase of 153,239 people, from the previous population of 1,226,508 in 2010.

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Census datePopulationGrowth rate
3,988
16,1659.24%
50,0125.81%
87,2365.87%
279,47810.78%
468,3545.18%
472,3020.17%
564,5993.63%
763,9953.07%
862,6662.30%
958,6432.29%
1,121,9742.19%
1,226,5083.30%
1,379,7472.27%

National roads

As of December 2016, the National Roads in Cotabato as classified by the Department of Public Works and Highways are:

Primary Roads

  • Davao-Cotabato Road (Dual)
  • Davao-Cotabato Road (Junction Digos-Cotabato Section)
  • Makilala-Allah Valley Road
  • Matalam Common Junction

Secondary Roads

  • Banisilan-Guiling-Alamada-Libungan Road
  • Bukidnon-Cotabato Road (Kayaga Common Junction)
  • Bukidnon-Cotabato Road
  • Midsayap-Makar Road
  • Paco-Roxas-Arakan Valley-Junction Davao-Bukidnon Road

Tertiary Roads

  • Dualing-Baliki-Silik Road
  • Dualing-New Panay-Midsayap Road
  • Kapinpilan-Lumupog Road
  • Kidapawan-Calunusan-Mlang Road
  • Kidapawan-Ilomavis Tourist Road
  • Kidapawan-Magpet-Pangaoan Road
  • Magpet-Nowa-Doroluman-Greenfield Road
  • Makilala-Allah Valley Road (Wye Length)
  • Matalam-Lampayan-Antipas Road
  • Matalam-Mlang-Bagontapay Junction Road
  • Midsayap-Makar Road & Common Junction

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,379,747, ranked 17 out of 81
  • Land area (2007): 3,478.36 square kilometers, ranked 8 out of 81
  • Population density (2015): 153 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 52 out of 81
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 2.27%, ranked 9 out of 81

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.
  3. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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