Cotabato

Summary data
Map of the Philippines highlighting Cotabato
Island groupMindanao
RegionSOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
CapitalKidapawan
Total local government units
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 per km2
(397 per sq. mi)
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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. The 2015 Census records its population as 1,379,747 representing 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 such 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.

Local government units

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

NameType
Population and
Population
percentage

(2015)
Population
(2010)
Annual
Population
Growth Rate
(2010-2015)
Area
(2007)
Density
(2015)
Brgy
count
Alamadamun64,596
(4.68%)
56,8132.47%787.50 km2
(304.06 sq mi)
82 per km2
(212 per sq mi)
17
Aleosanmun39,405
(2.86%)
35,7461.87%225.44 km2
(87.04 sq mi)
175 per km2
(453 per sq mi)
19
Antipasmun25,304
(1.83%)
25,2420.05%552.50 km2
(213.32 sq mi)
46 per km2
(119 per sq mi)
13
Arakanmun48,228
(3.50%)
43,5541.96%693.22 km2
(267.65 sq mi)
70 per km2
(180 per sq mi)
28
Banisilanmun43,677
(3.17%)
39,9141.73%577.22 km2
(222.87 sq mi)
76 per km2
(196 per sq mi)
20
Carmenmun95,921
(6.95%)
82,4692.92%1,110.43 km2
(428.74 sq mi)
86 per km2
(224 per sq mi)
28
Kabacanmun89,161
(6.46%)
81,2821.78%448.09 km2
(173.01 sq mi)
199 per km2
(515 per sq mi)
24
Kidapawancity (CC), capital140,195
(10.16%)
125,4472.14%358.47 km2
(138.41 sq mi)
391 per km2
(1,013 per sq mi)
40
Libunganmun48,768
(3.53%)
45,2951.42%172.50 km2
(66.60 sq mi)
283 per km2
(732 per sq mi)
20
M'langmun95,070
(6.89%)
87,7491.54%312.13 km2
(120.51 sq mi)
305 per km2
(789 per sq mi)
37
Magpetmun49,201
(3.57%)
45,1831.64%755.36 km2
(291.65 sq mi)
65 per km2
(169 per sq mi)
32
Makilalamun83,851
(6.08%)
77,5081.51%343.57 km2
(132.65 sq mi)
244 per km2
(632 per sq mi)
38
Matalammun79,361
(5.75%)
74,0341.33%476.00 km2
(183.78 sq mi)
167 per km2
(432 per sq mi)
34
Midsayapmun151,684
(10.99%)
134,1702.36%290.42 km2
(112.13 sq mi)
522 per km2
(1,353 per sq mi)
57
Pigcawayanmun66,796
(4.84%)
59,9752.07%340.11 km2
(131.32 sq mi)
196 per km2
(509 per sq mi)
40
Pikitmun154,441
(11.19%)
113,0146.13%604.61 km2
(233.44 sq mi)
255 per km2
(662 per sq mi)
42
President Roxasmun47,575
(3.45%)
44,2291.40%618.25 km2
(238.71 sq mi)
77 per km2
(199 per sq mi)
25
Tulunanmun56,513
(4.10%)
54,8840.56%343.08 km2
(132.46 sq mi)
165 per km2
(427 per sq mi)
29
Cotabato Total1,379,7471,226,5082.27%9,008.90 km2
(3,478.36 sq mi)
153 per km2
(397 per 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.

Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1903 Mar 23,988
1918 Dec 3116,1659.24%
1939 Jan 150,0125.81%
1948 Oct 187,2365.87%
1960 Feb 15279,47810.78%
1970 May 6468,3545.18%
1975 May 1472,3020.17%
1980 May 1564,5993.63%
1990 May 1763,9953.07%
1995 Sep 1862,6662.30%
2000 May 1958,6432.29%
2007 Aug 11,121,9742.19%
2010 May 11,226,5083.30%
2015 Aug 11,379,7472.27%

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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