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Mindanao is one of the three island groups making up the Philippine Archipelago. Its largest islands are the Mindanao landmass, Basilan, Jolo, Tawitawi, and Dinagat.
As of 2015, it had a total population of 24,135,775, representing 23.90% 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 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
map of regions
List of regions
The regions of Mindanao encompass a total of sixteen (16) 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 (2015)||Regional center||Provinces||Total cities (HUC)||Total cities (ICC)||Total cities (CC)||Total mun||Total brgy|
|Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)||3,629,783||Pagadian||0||4||67||1,904|
|Northern Mindanao (Region X)||4,689,302||Cagayan de Oro||0||7||84||2,022|
|Davao Region (Region XI)||4,893,318||Davao City||0||5||43||1,162|
|SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)||4,545,276||Koronadal||1||3||45||1,195|
|Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)||3,781,387||Cotabato City||0||0||2||116||2,490|
|Caraga (Region XIII)||2,596,709||Butuan||0||5||67||1,311|
The population of Mindanao grew from 5,384,164 in 1960 to 24,135,775 in 2015, an increase of 18,751,611 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.81%, or an increase of 2,167,601 people, from the previous population of 21,968,174 in 2010.
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