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As of 2020, the Visayas had a total population of 20,583,861, representing 18.88% 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.
map of regions
List of regions
The regions of the Visayas encompass a total of sixteen (16) provinces, with an aggregate of thirty-nine (39) cities, and 369 municipalities. The total number of barangays in the island group is 11,444.
|Region||Population (2020)||Regional center||Provinces||Total cities (HUC)||Total cities (ICC)||Total cities (CC)||Total mun||Total brgy|
|Western Visayas (Region VI)||7,954,723||Iloilo City||0||14||117||4,051|
|Central Visayas (Region VII)||8,081,988||Cebu City||0||13||116||3,003|
|Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)||4,547,150||Tacloban||1||5||136||4,390|
The population of Visayas grew from 2,863,077 in 1903 to 20,583,861 in 2020, an increase of 17,720,784 people over the course of 117 years. The latest census figures in 2020 denote a positive growth rate of 1.28%, or an increase of 1,210,430 people, from the previous population of 19,373,431 in 2015.
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