List of most populated cities in the Visayas (2015)

The following is a list of cities of Visayas with the highest population in the 2015 Census. Italicized names denote highly urbanized cities and independent component cities.

As of 2015, the three most populated cities in the Visayas are Cebu City (922,611) in Cebu island, Bacolod (561,875) in Negros island, and Iloilo City (447,992) in Panay island.

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City Population (2015) Area Population density (/km2, 2015) Province Region City center island
Cebu City922,611315.002,929CebuRegion VIICebu
Bacolod561,875162.673,454Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Iloilo City447,99278.345,719IloiloRegion VIPanay
Lapu-Lapu408,11258.107,024CebuRegion VIIMactan
Mandaue362,65425.1814,402CebuRegion VIICebu
Tacloban242,089201.721,200LeyteRegion VIIILeyte
Talisay227,64539.875,710CebuRegion VIICebu
Ormoc215,031613.60350LeyteRegion VIIILeyte
Calbayog183,851880.74209SamarRegion VIIISamar
Kabankalan181,977697.35261Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Bago170,981401.20426Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Toledo170,335216.28788CebuRegion VIICebu
Roxas City167,00395.071,757CapizRegion VIPanay
Cadiz154,723524.57295Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Sagay146,264330.34443Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Danao136,471107.301,272CebuRegion VIICebu
San Carlos132,536451.50294Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Dumaguete131,37733.623,908Negros OrientalRegion VIINegros
Silay126,930214.80591Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Carcar119,664116.781,025CebuRegion VIICebu
Bayawan117,900699.08169Negros OrientalRegion VIINegros
Naga115,750101.971,135CebuRegion VIICebu
Baybay109,432459.34238LeyteRegion VIIILeyte
Himamaylan106,880367.04291Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Tagbilaran105,05136.502,878BoholRegion VIIBohol
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The three most populated component cities in the island group are Talisay, Cebu (227,645) in Cebu island, Calbayog (183,851) in Samar island, and Kabankalan (181,977) in Negros island.

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Top 25 most populous component cities in Visayas (2015)
City Population (2015) Area Population density (/km2, 2015) Province Region City center island
Talisay227,64539.875,710CebuRegion VIICebu
Calbayog183,851880.74209SamarRegion VIIISamar
Kabankalan181,977697.35261Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Bago170,981401.20426Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Toledo170,335216.28788CebuRegion VIICebu
Roxas City167,00395.071,757CapizRegion VIPanay
Cadiz154,723524.57295Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Sagay146,264330.34443Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Danao136,471107.301,272CebuRegion VIICebu
San Carlos132,536451.50294Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Dumaguete131,37733.623,908Negros OrientalRegion VIINegros
Silay126,930214.80591Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Carcar119,664116.781,025CebuRegion VIICebu
Bayawan117,900699.08169Negros OrientalRegion VIINegros
Naga115,750101.971,135CebuRegion VIICebu
Baybay109,432459.34238LeyteRegion VIIILeyte
Himamaylan106,880367.04291Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Tagbilaran105,05136.502,878BoholRegion VIIBohol
Catbalogan103,879274.22379SamarRegion VIIISamar
Talisay102,214201.18508Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Guihulngan95,969388.56247Negros OrientalRegion VIINegros
Escalante94,070192.76488Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Victorias87,933133.92657Negros OccidentalRegion VINegros
Maasin85,560211.71404Southern LeyteRegion VIIILeyte
Passi80,544251.39320IloiloRegion VIPanay
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Sources

  1. Data on population and area derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
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