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A

Abra
Capital
Bangued
 

 

 

Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
 

 

 

Languages
Ilocano, Tinguian, Isneg, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
230,953
 

 

Agusan del Norte
Capital
Cabadbaran
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Butuanon
 

 

 

Population
309,338
 

 

Agusan del Sur
Capital
Prosperidad
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Manobo, Hiligayon, Butuanon Surigaonon, Kamayo
 

 

 

Population
609,447
 

 

Aklan
Capital
Kalibo
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Languages
Aklanon, Ilonggo, Malaynon, Ati, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a
 

 

 

Population
495,122
 

 

Albay
Capital
Legazpi
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

Language
Bikol
 

 

 

Population
1,190,823
 

 

Antique
Capital
San Jose (de Buenavista)
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Languages
Kinaray-a, Caluyanon, Hiligaynon, Inati
 

 

 

Population
515,265
 

 

Apayao
Capital
Kabugao
 

 

 

Location
CAR (Cordillera Automous Region)
 

 

 

Languages
Ilocano, Isnag
 

 

 

Population
103,633
 

 

Aurora
Capital
Baler
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan
 

 

 

Population
187,802
 

 

B

Basilan
Capital
Isabela
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

Languages
Yakan, Zamboangueño Chavacano, Tausug
 

 

 

Population
469,503
 

 

Bataan
Capital
Balanga
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Kapampangan, Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
552,000
 

 

Batanes
Capital
(Santo Domingo de) Basco
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Language
Ivatan
 

 

 

Population
15,974
 

 

Batangas
Capital
Batangas City
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Languages
Batangas Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
2,245,869
 

 

Benguet
Capital
La Trinidad
 

 

 

Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
 

 

 

Languages
Kankana-ey, Ibaloi, Kalanguya, Bontoc, Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
372,533
 

 

Biliran
Capital
Naval
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Waray, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
150,031
 

 

Bohol
Capital
Tagbilaran
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano (Boholano), Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
1,275,214
 

 

Bukidnon
Capital
Malaybalay
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Binukid
 

 

 

Population
1,190,284
 

 

Bulacan
Capital
Malolos
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Kapampangan
 

 

 

Population
2,826,926
 

 

C

Cagayan
Capital
Tuguegarao
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Languages
Ibanag, Itawes, Ilocano, Malaweg
 

 

 

Population
3,051,487
 

 

Camarines Norte
Capital
Daet
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

Languages
Bikol, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
513,785
 

 

Camarines Sur
Capital
Pili
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

Languages
Central Bicolano, Rinconada, Bicolano, Albay Bicolano, Tagalog,
Mt. Idarog Agta, Mt. Iriga Agta
 

 

 

Population
513,785
 

 

Camiguin
Capital
Mambajao
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Cinamiguin (Kinamigin), Cebuano, Hiligaynon
 

 

 

Population
81,293
 

 

Capiz
Capital
Roxas
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Languages
Capiznon, Hiligaynon
 

 

 

Population
701,664
 

 

Catanduanes
Capital
Virac
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

Languages
Northern Catanduanes Bicolano, Southern Catanduanes Bicolano, Central Bicolano, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
232,757
 

 

Cavite
Capital
Imus
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Caviteño Chavacano
 

 

 

Population
2,856,765
 

 

Cebu
Capital
Cebu City
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Language
Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
2,440,120
 

 

Compostela Valley
Capital
Nabunturan
 

 

 

Location
Region XI
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Davawenyo
 

 

 

Population
637,366
 

 

Cotabato
Capital
Kidapawan
 

 

 

Location
Region XII
 

 

 

Languages
Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Maguindanao, Chavacano, Manobo
 

 

 

Population
1,121,974
 

 

D

Davao del Norte
Capital
Tagum
 

 

 

Location
Region XI
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Davawenyo
 

 

 

Population
934,359
 

 

Davao del Sur
Capital
Digos
 

 

 

Location
Region XI
 

 

 

Languages
Bagobo, Cebuano, Davaoeño
 

 

 

Population
2,185,743
 

 

Davao Oriental
Capital
Mati
 

 

 

Location
Region XI
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Mandaya
 

 

 

Population
486,104
 

 

Dinagat Islands
Capital
San Jose
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
120,813
 

 

E

Eastern Samar
Capital
Borongan
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Waray Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
405,114
 

 

G

Guimaras
Capital
Jordan
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Language
Hiligaynon
 

 

 

Population
151,238
 

 

I

Ifugao
Capital
Lagawe
 

 

 

Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
 

 

 

Languages
Ifugao, Tuwali, Ayangan, Kalanguya, Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
180,711
 

 

Ilocos Norte
Capital
Laoag
 

 

 

Location
Region I
 

 

 

Language
Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
547,284
 

 

Ilocos Sur
Capital
Vigan
 

 

 

Location
Region I
 

 

 

Language
Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
632,255
 

 

Iloilo
Capital
Iloilo City
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Languages
Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon, Capiznon
 

 

 

Population
1,691,878
 

 

Isabela
Capital
Ilagan
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Languages
Ibanag, Isnag, Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
1,275,251
 

 

K

Kalinga
Capital
Tabuk
 

 

 

Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
 

 

 

Languages
Balangao, Butbut, Gaddang, Limos, Lower Tanudan, Lubuagan, Mabaka, Madukayang, Southern Kalingan, Upper Tanudan, Kalinga, Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
182,326
 

 

L

La Union
Capital
San Fernando
 

 

 

Location
Region I
 

 

 

Languages
Ilocano, Pangasinan, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
720,972
 

 

Laguna
Capital
Santa Cruz
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Language
Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
2,473,530
 

 

Lanao del Norte
Capital
Tubod
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Maranao
 

 

 

Population
538,283
 

 

Lanao del Sur
Capital
Marawi
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

Language
Maranao
 

 

 

Population
1,138,544
 

 

Leyte
Capital
Tacloban
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Garay, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
1,544,251
 

 

M

Maguindanao
Capital
Shariff Aguak
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

Language
Maguindanao
 

 

 

Population
1,273,715
 

 

Marinduque
Capital
Boac
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

Language
Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
229,636
 

 

Masbate
Capital
Masbate City
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

Languages
Masbatenyo, Bikol
 

 

 

Population
768,939
 

 

Misamis Occidental
Capital
Oroquieta
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Subanen, Maranao
 

 

 

Population
531,680
 

 

Misamis Oriental
Capital
Cagayn de Oro
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Higaonon, Cebuano, Ilonggo, Boholano, Waray
 

 

 

Population
748,885
 

 

Mountain Province
Capital
Bontoc
 

 

 

Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
 

 

 

Languages
Ilocano, Bontoc, Kankana-ey, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
148,661
 

 

N

Negros Occidental
Capital
Bacolod
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Languages
Ilonggo, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
2,370,269
 

 

Negros Oriental
Capital
Dumaguete
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Hiligaynon
 

 

 

Population
1,231,904
 

 

Northern Samar
Capital
Catarman
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Garay, Cebuano, Inabaknon
 

 

 

Population
549,759
 

 

Nueva Ecija
Capital
Palayan
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan
 

 

 

Population
1,853,853
 

 

Nueva Vizcaya
Capital
Bayombong
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Language
Gaddang
 

 

 

Population
397,837
 

 

O

Occidental Mindoro
Capital
Mamburao
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Mangyan
 

 

 

Population
421,592
 

 

Oriental Mindoro
Capital
Calapan
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Mangyan
 

 

 

Population
735,769
 

 

P

Palawan
Capital
Puerto Princesa
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Cuyonon, Batak, Tagbanwa, Palawano, Kagayanen, Hiligaynon, Tausug, Bikol
 

 

 

Population
892,660
 

 

Pampanga
Capital
San Fernando
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Language
Kapampangan
 

 

 

Population
1,911,951
 

 

Pangasinan
Capital
Lingayen
 

 

 

Location
Region I
 

 

 

Languages
Pangasinense, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
2,645,395
 

 

Q

Quezon
Capital
Lucena
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Language
Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
1,646,510
 

 

Quirino
Capital
Cabarroguis
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Languages
Gaddang, Malaweg
 

 

 

Population
163,610
 

 

R

Rizal
Capital
Antipolo
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Language
Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
2,315,098
 

 

Romblon
Capital
Romblon
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

Languages
Romblomanon, Inonhan, Asi, Sibuyanon, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
37,544
 

 

S

Samar
Capital
Catbalogan
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Garay, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
695,149
 

 

Sarangani
Capital
Alabel
 

 

 

Location
Region XII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Bilaan
 

 

 

Population
475,514
 

 

Siquijor
Capital
Siquijor
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
87,695
 

 

Sorsogon
Capital
Sorsogon City
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
87,695
 

 

South Cotabato
Capital
Koronadal
 

 

 

Location
Region XII
 

 

 

Languages
T’boli, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
767,255
 

 

Southern Leyte
Capital
Maasin
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Waray
 

 

 

Population
390,847
 

 

Sultan Kudarat
Capital
Isulan
 

 

 

Location
Region XII
 

 

 

Languages
Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Maguindanao, Chavacano, Manobo
 

 

 

Population
675,644
 

 

Sulu
Capital
Jolo
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

Languages
Bahasa Sūg (official), Zamboangueño Chavacano
 

 

 

Population
849,670
 

 

Suriago del Norte
Capital
Surigao
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
 

 

 

Languages
Cebauno, Surigaonon
 

 

 

Population
409,468
 

 

Suriago del Sur
Capital
Tandag
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
 

 

 

Languages
Surigaonon, Cebuano, Manobo
 

 

 

Population
541,347
 

 

T

Tarlac
Capital
Tarlac City
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Kapampangan, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pangasinan
 

 

 

Population
1,243,449
 

 

Tawi-Tawi
Capital
Bongao
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

Languages
Вajau-Sinama, Тausug/Ѕulus, Zamboangueño Chavacano, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
450,346
 

 

Z

Zambales
Capital
Iba
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Sambal, Ilocano, Pangasinan, Kapampangan, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
493,085
 

 

Zamboanga del Norte
Capital
Dipolog
 

 

 

Location
Region IX
 

 

 

Languages
Subanon, Cebuano, Tausug, Chavacano Zamboangueño
 

 

 

Population
907,238
 

 

Zamboanga del Sur
Capital
Pagadian
 

 

 

Location
Region IX
 

 

 

Languages
Subanen, Cebuano, Chavacano Zamboangueño, Tausug
 

 

 

Population
914,278
 

 

Zamboanga Sibugay
Capital
Ipil
 

 

 

Location
Region IX
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Zamboangueño Chavacano, Subanen, Tausug
 

 

 

Population
546,186
 

 

 

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