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), in km2Density (2015), per km2Brgy count
Alamadamunicipality64,59656,8132.47%787.508217
Aleosanmunicipality39,40535,7461.87%225.4417519
Antipasmunicipality25,30425,2420.05%552.504613
Arakanmunicipality48,22843,5541.96%693.227028
Banisilanmunicipality43,67739,9141.73%577.227620
Carmenmunicipality95,92182,4692.92%1,110.438628
Kabacanmunicipality89,16181,2821.78%448.0919924
Kidapawancity (CC), capital140,195125,4472.14%358.4739140
Libunganmunicipality48,76845,2951.42%172.5028320
M'langmunicipality95,07087,7491.54%312.1330537
Magpetmunicipality49,20145,1831.64%755.366532
Makilalamunicipality83,85177,5081.51%343.5724438
Matalammunicipality79,36174,0341.33%476.0016734
Midsayapmunicipality151,684134,1702.36%290.4252257
Pigcawayanmunicipality66,79659,9752.07%340.1119640
Pikitmunicipality154,441113,0146.13%604.6125542
President Roxasmunicipality47,57544,2291.40%618.257725
Tulunanmunicipality56,51354,8840.56%343.0816529
Cotabato Total1,379,7471,226,5082.27%9,008.90153543

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Cotabato for the fiscal year of 2016 was 2,149,864,765.42.

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Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20091,201,286,722.68
20101,256,650,883.244.61%
20111,362,837,448.218.45%
20121,369,703,784.960.50%
20131,545,503,896.1012.83%
20141,724,003,966.3011.55%
20151,969,680,378.9214.25%
20162,149,864,765.429.15%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Cotabato is 5 to 9, with 163,079 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 9,229 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 131,791
1 to 4131,392
5 to 9163,079
10 to 14151,516
15 to 19143,674
20 to 24130,339
25 to 29113,998
30 to 3495,510
35 to 3987,258
40 to 4476,918
45 to 4968,647
50 to 5454,905
55 to 5942,643
60 to 6432,160
65 to 6921,896
70 to 7414,767
75 to 7910,025
80 and over9,229
Total1,379,747

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-M'lang 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-M'lang-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 annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  4. Data on National Roads is from the Department of Public Works and Highways.
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