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As of 2020, the Mindanao island group had a total population of 26,252,442, representing 24.08% of the entire population of the Philippines.
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 Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
map of regions
List of regions
The regions of Mindanao encompass a total of twenty-seven (27) provinces, with an aggregate of thirty-three (33) cities, and 422 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the island group is 10,084.
|Region||Population (2020)||Regional center||Provinces||Total cities (HUC)||Total cities (ICC)||Total cities (CC)||Total mun||Total brgy|
|Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)||3,875,576||Pagadian||0||4||67||1,904|
|Northern Mindanao (Region X)||5,022,768||Cagayan de Oro||0||7||84||2,022|
|Davao Region (Region XI)||5,243,536||Davao City||0||5||43||1,162|
|SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)||4,901,486||Koronadal||1||3||45||1,195|
|Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)||4,404,288||Cotabato City||0||0||2||116||2,490|
|Caraga (Region XIII)||2,804,788||Butuan||0||5||67||1,311|
The population of Mindanao grew from 670,833 in 1903 to 26,252,442 in 2020, an increase of 25,581,609 people over the course of 117 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a positive growth rate of 1.79%, or an increase of 2,116,667 people, from the previous population of 24,135,775 in 2015.
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