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A

Abra
Capital
Bangued
 

 

 

Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
 

 

 

Languages
Ilocano, Tinguian, Isneg, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
241,160
 

 

Agusan del Norte
Capital
Cabadbaran
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Butuanon
 

 

 

Population
354,503
 

 

Agusan del Sur
Capital
Prosperidad
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Manobo, Hiligayon, Butuanon Surigaonon, Kamayo
 

 

 

Population
700,653
 

 

Aklan
Capital
Kalibo
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

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

 

 

Population
574,823
 

 

Albay
Capital
Legazpi
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

Language
Bikol
 

 

 

Population
1,314,826
 

 

Antique
Capital
San Jose (de Buenavista)
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Languages
Kinaray-a, Caluyanon, Hiligaynon, Inati
 

 

 

Population
582,012
 

 

Apayao
Capital
Kabugao
 

 

 

Location
CAR (Cordillera Automous Region)
 

 

 

Languages
Ilocano, Isnag
 

 

 

Population
119,184
 

 

Aurora
Capital
Baler
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan
 

 

 

Population
214,336
 

 

B

Basilan
Capital
Isabela
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

Languages
Yakan, Zamboangueño Chavacano, Tausug
 

 

 

Population
459,367
 

 

Bataan
Capital
Balanga
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Kapampangan, Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
760,650
 

 

Batanes
Capital
(Santo Domingo de) Basco
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Language
Ivatan
 

 

 

Population
17,246
 

 

Batangas
Capital
Batangas City
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Languages
Batangas Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
2,694,335
 

 

Benguet
Capital
La Trinidad
 

 

 

Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
 

 

 

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

 

 

Population
446,224
 

 

Biliran
Capital
Naval
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Waray, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
171,612
 

 

Bohol
Capital
Tagbilaran
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano (Boholano), Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
1,313,560
 

 

Bukidnon
Capital
Malaybalay
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Binukid
 

 

 

Population
1,415,226
 

 

Bulacan
Capital
Malolos
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Kapampangan
 

 

 

Population
3,292,071
 

 

C

Cagayan
Capital
Tuguegarao
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Languages
Ibanag, Itawes, Ilocano, Malaweg
 

 

 

Population
1,199,320
 

 

Camarines Norte
Capital
Daet
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

Languages
Bikol, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
583,313
 

 

Camarines Sur
Capital
Pili
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

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

 

 

Population
1,952,544
 

 

Camiguin
Capital
Mambajao
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Cinamiguin (Kinamigin), Cebuano, Hiligaynon
 

 

 

Population
88,478
 

 

Capiz
Capital
Roxas
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Languages
Capiznon, Hiligaynon
 

 

 

Population
761,384
 

 

Catanduanes
Capital
Virac
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

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

 

 

Population
260,964
 

 

Cavite
Capital
Imus
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Caviteño Chavacano
 

 

 

Population
3,678,301
 

 

Cebu
Capital
Cebu City
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Language
Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
2,938,982
 

 

Compostela Valley
Capital
Nabunturan
 

 

 

Location
Region XI
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Davawenyo
 

 

 

Population
736,107
 

 

Cotabato
Capital
Kidapawan
 

 

 

Location
Region XII
 

 

 

Languages
Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Maguindanao, Chavacano, Manobo
 

 

 

Population
1,379,747
 

 

D

Davao del Norte
Capital
Tagum
 

 

 

Location
Region XI
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Davawenyo
 

 

 

Population
1,016,332
 

 

Davao del Sur
Capital
Digos
 

 

 

Location
Region XI
 

 

 

Languages
Bagobo, Cebuano, Davaoeño
 

 

 

Population
2,265,579
 

 

Davao Oriental
Capital
Mati
 

 

 

Location
Region XI
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Mandaya
 

 

 

Population
558,958
 

 

Dinagat Islands
Capital
San Jose
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
127,152
 

 

E

Eastern Samar
Capital
Borongan
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Waray Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
467,160
 

 

G

Guimaras
Capital
Jordan
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Language
Hiligaynon
 

 

 

Population
174,613
 

 

I

Ifugao
Capital
Lagawe
 

 

 

Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
 

 

 

Languages
Ifugao, Tuwali, Ayangan, Kalanguya, Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
202,802
 

 

Ilocos Norte
Capital
Laoag
 

 

 

Location
Region I
 

 

 

Language
Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
593,081
 

 

Ilocos Sur
Capital
Vigan
 

 

 

Location
Region I
 

 

 

Language
Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
689,668
 

 

Iloilo
Capital
Iloilo City
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Languages
Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon, Capiznon
 

 

 

Population
1,936,423
 

 

Isabela
Capital
Ilagan
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Languages
Ibanag, Isnag, Ilocano
 

 

 

Population
1,593,566
 

 

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
212,680
 

 

L

La Union
Capital
San Fernando
 

 

 

Location
Region I
 

 

 

Languages
Ilocano, Pangasinan, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
786,653
 

 

Laguna
Capital
Santa Cruz
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Language
Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
3,035,081
 

 

Lanao del Norte
Capital
Tubod
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Maranao
 

 

 

Population
676,395
 

 

Lanao del Sur
Capital
Marawi
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

Language
Maranao
 

 

 

Population
1,045,429
 

 

Leyte
Capital
Tacloban
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Garay, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
1,724,679
 

 

M

Maguindanao
Capital
Shariff Aguak
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

Language
Maguindanao
 

 

 

Population
1,473,371
 

 

Marinduque
Capital
Boac
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

Language
Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
234,521
 

 

Masbate
Capital
Masbate City
 

 

 

Location
Region V
 

 

 

Languages
Masbatenyo, Bikol
 

 

 

Population
892,393
 

 

Misamis Occidental
Capital
Oroquieta
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Subanen, Maranao
 

 

 

Population
602,126
 

 

Misamis Oriental
Capital
Cagayn de Oro
 

 

 

Location
Region X
 

 

 

Languages
Higaonon, Cebuano, Ilonggo, Boholano, Waray
 

 

 

Population
888,509
 

 

Mountain Province
Capital
Bontoc
 

 

 

Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
 

 

 

Languages
Ilocano, Bontoc, Kankana-ey, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
154,590
 

 

N

Negros Occidental
Capital
Bacolod
 

 

 

Location
Region VI
 

 

 

Languages
Ilonggo, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
2,497,261
 

 

Negros Oriental
Capital
Dumaguete
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Hiligaynon
 

 

 

Population
1,354,995
 

 

Northern Samar
Capital
Catarman
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Garay, Cebuano, Inabaknon
 

 

 

Population
632,379
 

 

Nueva Ecija
Capital
Palayan
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan
 

 

 

Population
2,151,461
 

 

Nueva Vizcaya
Capital
Bayombong
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Language
Gaddang
 

 

 

Population
452,287
 

 

O

Occidental Mindoro
Capital
Mamburao
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Mangyan
 

 

 

Population
487,414
 

 

Oriental Mindoro
Capital
Calapan
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

Languages
Tagalog, Mangyan
 

 

 

Population
844,059
 

 

P

Palawan
Capital
Puerto Princesa
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

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

 

 

Population
849,469
 

 

Pampanga
Capital
San Fernando
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Language
Kapampangan
 

 

 

Population
2,198,110
 

 

Pangasinan
Capital
Lingayen
 

 

 

Location
Region I
 

 

 

Languages
Pangasinense, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
2,956,726
 

 

Q

Quezon
Capital
Lucena
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Language
Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
1,856,582
 

 

Quirino
Capital
Cabarroguis
 

 

 

Location
Region II
 

 

 

Languages
Gaddang, Malaweg
 

 

 

Population
188,991
 

 

R

Rizal
Capital
Antipolo
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – A
 

 

 

Language
Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
2,884,227
 

 

Romblon
Capital
Romblon
 

 

 

Location
Region IV – B
 

 

 

Languages
Romblomanon, Inonhan, Asi, Sibuyanon, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
292,781
 

 

S

Samar
Capital
Catbalogan
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Garay, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
780,481
 

 

Sarangani
Capital
Alabel
 

 

 

Location
Region XII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Bilaan
 

 

 

Population
544,261
 

 

Siquijor
Capital
Siquijor
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
95,984
 

 

Sorsogon
Capital
Sorsogon City
 

 

 

Location
Region VII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
792,949
 

 

South Cotabato
Capital
Koronadal
 

 

 

Location
Region XII
 

 

 

Languages
T’boli, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
 

 

 

Population
915,289
 

 

Southern Leyte
Capital
Maasin
 

 

 

Location
Region VIII
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Waray
 

 

 

Population
421,750
 

 

Sultan Kudarat
Capital
Isulan
 

 

 

Location
Region XII
 

 

 

Languages
Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Maguindanao, Chavacano, Manobo
 

 

 

Population
812,095
 

 

Sulu
Capital
Jolo
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

Languages
Bahasa Sūg (official), Zamboangueño Chavacano
 

 

 

Population
824,731
 

 

Suriago del Norte
Capital
Surigao
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
 

 

 

Languages
Cebauno, Surigaonon
 

 

 

Population
485,088
 

 

Suriago del Sur
Capital
Tandag
 

 

 

Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
 

 

 

Languages
Surigaonon, Cebuano, Manobo
 

 

 

Population
592,250
 

 

T

Tarlac
Capital
Tarlac City
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Kapampangan, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pangasinan
 

 

 

Population
1,366,027
 

 

Tawi-Tawi
Capital
Bongao
 

 

 

Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
 

 

 

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

 

 

Population
390,715
 

 

Z

Zambales
Capital
Iba
 

 

 

Location
Region III
 

 

 

Languages
Sambal, Ilocano, Pangasinan, Kapampangan, Tagalog
 

 

 

Population
590,848
 

 

Zamboanga del Norte
Capital
Dipolog
 

 

 

Location
Region IX
 

 

 

Languages
Subanon, Cebuano, Tausug, Chavacano Zamboangueño
 

 

 

Population
1,011,393
 

 

Zamboanga del Sur
Capital
Pagadian
 

 

 

Location
Region IX
 

 

 

Languages
Subanen, Cebuano, Chavacano Zamboangueño, Tausug
 

 

 

Population
1,010,674
 

 

Zamboanga Sibugay
Capital
Ipil
 

 

 

Location
Region IX
 

 

 

Languages
Cebuano, Zamboangueño Chavacano, Subanen, Tausug
 

 

 

Population
633,129