Republic of the Philippines Republic of the Philippines T he Philippines is composed of 7,100 islands situated in the South-East Asian part of the globe. These islands are clustered into three major island groups, namely Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, which are further divided into regions ; the regions into Visayas, and Mindanao, which are further divided into regions ; the regions into provinces; the provinces into cities and municipalities; and the cities and municipalities into barangays. Luzon is composed of National Capital Region (NCR), Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Bicol Region. Visayas is composed of Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas while Mindanao is composed of Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, CARAGA and Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Currently there CARAGA , and Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) . Currently , there are 17 regions, 80 provinces, 138 cities, 1,496 municipalities and 42,025 barangays.
|Source Institution||National Statistical Coordination Board|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||October 1, 2011|