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The Visayas (also known as the Visayan group of islands) is one of the three island groups making up the Philippine Archipelago. Its largest islands are Samar, Negros, Panay, Leyte, Cebu, and Bohol.
As of 2015, the Visayas had a total population of 19,373,431, representing 19.19% of the entire population of the Philippines.
The Visayas is bordered, clockwise from the North, by the Tablas Strait, Sibuyan Sea, Jintotolo Channel, Visayan Sea, Samar Sea, Ticao Pass, San Bernardino Strait, Philippine Sea, Leyte Gulf, Surigao Strait, Bohol Sea, Dipolog Strait, and the Sulu Sea.
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List of regions
The regions of the Visayas encompass a total of sixteen (16) provinces, with an aggregate of twenty-seven (27) cities, and 369 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the island group is 11,444.
|Region||Population (2015)||Regional center||Provinces||Total cities (HUC)||Total cities (ICC)||Total cities (CC)||Total mun||Total brgy|
|Western Visayas (Region VI)||7,536,383||Iloilo City||0||2||117||4,051|
|Central Visayas (Region VII)||7,396,898||Cebu City||0||13||116||3,003|
|Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)||4,440,150||Tacloban||1||5||136||4,390|
The population of the Visayas grew from 7,642,073 in 1960 to 19,373,431 in 2015, an increase of 11,731,358 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.41%, or an increase of 1,369,491 people, from the previous population of 18,003,940 in 2010.
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