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A

Abra
Capital
Bangued
Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
Languages
Ilocano, Itneg, Isnag, Tagalog
Population
241,160
Agusan del Norte
Capital
Cabadbaran
Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
Languages
Cebuano, Agusan, Butuanon, Mamanwa, Surigaonon
Population
552,849
Agusan del Sur
Capital
Prosperidad
Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
Languages
Cebuano, Manobo, Higaonon, Butuanon Surigaonon
Population
559,294
Aklan
Capital
Kalibo
Location
Region VI
Languages
Aklanon, Ati, Capiznon, Karay-a, Hiliganon
Population
451,314
Albay
Capital
Legazpi
Location
Region V
Language
Albay Bikol, Central Bikol
Population
728,827
Antique
Capital
San Jose (de Buenavista)
Location
Region VI
Languages
Ati, Caluyanon, Karay-a, Hiligaynon
Population
308,484
Apayao
Capital
Kabugao
Location
CAR (Cordillera Automous Region)
Languages
Ilocano, Atta, Isnag, Itawis, Kalinga, Malaweg
Population
119,184
Aurora
Capital
Baler
Location
Region III
Languages
Ilocano, Tagalog, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Northern Alta, Umiray Dumaget
Population
173,797

B

Basilan
Capital
Isabela
Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Languages
Cebuano, Chavacano, Sama, Tausug, Yakan
Population
332,828
Bataan
Capital
Balanga
Location
Region III
Languages
Mariveleño, Kapampangan, Ambala
Population
263,269
Batanes
Capital
(Santo Domingo de) Basco
Location
Region II
Language
Ivatan, Itbayaten
Population
17,246
Batangas
Capital
Batangas City
Location
Region IV – A
Languages
Batangas Tagalog
Population
257,715
Benguet
Capital
La Trinidad
Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
Languages
Ilocano, Pangasinan, Ibaloi, Iwaak, Kalanguya, Kankanaey
Population
22,745
Biliran
Capital
Naval
Location
Region VIII
Languages
Waray, Cebuano
Population
171,612
Bohol
Capital
Tagbilaran
Location
Region VII
Languages
Cebuano (Boholano), Tagalog
Population
1,137,268
Bukidnon
Capital
Malaybalay
Location
Region X
Languages
Cebuano, Bukid, Higaonon, Ilianen, Matigsalug, Western Bukidnon
Population
1,060,265
Bulacan
Capital
Malolos
Location
Region III
Languages
Tagalog, Kapampangan
Population
2,234,088

C

Cagayan
Capital
Tuguegarao
Location
Region II
Languages
Ibanag, Itawes, Ilocano, Malaweg
Population
993,580
Camarines Norte
Capital
Daet
Location
Region V
Languages
Central Bikol, Manide
Population
458,840
Camarines Sur
Capital
Pili
Location
Region V
Languages
Albay Bikol, Central Bikol, Manide, Mount Iraya, Mount Iriga, Rinconada Bikol
Population
1,023,819
Camiguin
Capital
Mambajao
Location
Region X
Languages
Cinamiguin (Kinamigin), Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Population
52,547
Capiz
Capital
Roxas
Location
Region VI
Languages
Capiznon, Hiligaynon, Aklanon, Ati, Karay-a, Sulod
Population
230,721
Catanduanes
Capital
Virac
Location
Region V
Languages
Central Bikol, Northern Catanduanes Bicolano (Pandan Bikol), Southern Catanduanes Bikol
Population
260,964
Cavite
Capital
Imus
Location
Region IV – A
Languages
Tagalog, Caviteño Chavacano
Population
2,063,161
Cebu
Capital
Cebu City
Location
Region VII
Language
Cebuano, Bantayanon, Porohanon
Cotabato
Capital
Kidapawan
Location
Region XII
Languages
Cotabato Manobo, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Chavacano, Iranun, Ilianen, Ilocano, Maguindanao, Obo Manobo, Tiruray
Population
1,379,747

D

Davao de Oro (formerly Compostela Valley)
Capital
Nabunturan
Location
Region XI
Languages
Cebuano, Davaoeño, Kalagan, Mandaya, Mansaka
Population
580,244
Davao del Norte
Capital
Tagum
Location
Region XI
Languages
Cebuano, Davaoeño, Kalagan, Mansaka
Population
1,016,332
Davao del Sur
Capital
Digos
Location
Region XI
Languages
Cebuano, Davaoeño, Kalagan, Klata (Bagobo), Mansaka, Obo Manobo, Tagabawa
Population
1,905,917
Davao Oriental
Capital
Mati
Location
Region XI
Languages
Cebuano, Davaoeño, Kalagan, Mandaya, Surigaonon
Population
446,191
Dinagat Islands
Capital
San Jose
Location
Region XIII
Languages
Cebuano, Surigaonon
Population
127,152

E

Eastern Samar
Capital
Borongan
Location
Region VIII
Languages
Waray Cebuano
Population
375,822

G

Guimaras
Capital
Jordan
Location
Region VI
Language
Hiligaynon
Population
141,450

I

Ifugao
Capital
Lagawe
Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
Languages
Ifugao, Tuwali, Ayangan, Kalanguya, Ilocano
Population
161,623
Ilocos Norte
Capital
Laoag
Location
Region I
Language
Ilocano
Population
371,724
Ilocos Sur
Capital
Vigan
Location
Region I
Language
Ilocano
Population
187,411
Iloilo
Capital
Iloilo City
Location
Region VI
Languages
Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon, Capiznon
Population
2,384,415
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
657,945
Laguna
Capital
Santa Cruz
Location
Region IV – A
Language
Tagalog
Population
1,965,872
Lanao del Norte
Capital
Tubod
Location
Region X
Languages
Cebuano, Maranao
Population
758,123
Lanao del Sur
Capital
Marawi
Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Language
Maranao
Population
800,162
Leyte
Capital
Tacloban
Location
Region VIII
Languages
Cebuano, Waray
Population
1,203,118

M

Maguindanao
Capital
Shariff Aguak
Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Language
Maguindanao
Population
478,119
Marinduque
Capital
Boac
Location
Region IV – B
Language
Tagalog
Population
162,804
Masbate
Capital
Masbate City
Location
Region V
Languages
Masbatenyo, Bikol
Population
43,675
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
1,126,215
Mountain Province
Capital
Bontoc
Location
Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR)
Languages
Ilocano, Bontoc, Kankana-ey, Tagalog
Population
140,439

N

Negros Occidental
Capital
Bacolod
Location
Region VI
Languages
Ilonggo, Cebuano
Population
2,565,723
Negros Oriental
Capital
Dumaguete
Location
Region VII
Languages
Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Population
1,126,061
Northern Samar
Capital
Catarman
Location
Region VIII
Languages
Garay, Cebuano, Inabaknon
Population
500,639
Nueva Ecija
Capital
Palayan
Location
Region III
Languages
Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan
Population
947,995
Nueva Vizcaya
Capital
Bayombong
Location
Region II
Language
Gaddang
Population
213,151
O
Occidental Mindoro
Capital
Mamburao
Location
Region IV – B
Languages
Tagalog, Mangyan
Population
185,787
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
755,412
Pampanga
Capital
San Fernando
Location
Region III
Language
Kapampangan
Population
1,882,730
Pangasinan
Capital
Lingayen
Location
Region I
Languages
Pangasinense, Tagalog
Population
1,520,085
Q
Quezon
Capital
Lucena
Location
Region IV – A
Language
Tagalog
Population
1,115,962
Quirino
Capital
Cabarroguis
Location
Region II
Languages
Gaddang, Malaweg
Population
65,763
R
Rizal
Capital
Antipolo
Location
Region IV – A
Language
Tagalog
Population
3,754,477
Romblon
Capital
Romblon
Location
Region IV – B
Languages
Romblomanon, Inonhan, Asi, Sibuyanon, Tagalog
Population
182,209
S
Samar
Capital
Catbalogan
Location
Region VIII
Languages
Garay, Cebuano
Population
266,237
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
650,535
South Cotabato
Capital
Koronadal
Location
Region XII
Languages
T’boli, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Population
586,867
Southern Leyte
Capital
Maasin
Location
Region VIII
Languages
Cebuano, Waray
Population
360,160
Sultan Kudarat
Capital
Isulan
Location
Region XII
Languages
Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Maguindanao, Chavacano, Manobo
Population
586,505
Sulu
Capital
Jolo
Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Languages
Bahasa Sūg (official), Zamboangueño Chavacano
Population
240,001
Surigao del Norte
Capital
Surigao
Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
Languages
Cebauno, Surigaonon
Population
485,088
Surigao del Sur
Capital
Tandag
Location
Region XIII – CARAGA
Languages
Surigaonon, Cebuano, Manobo
Population
501,808
T
Tarlac
Capital
Tarlac City
Location
Region III
Languages
Kapampangan, Tagalog, Ilocano, Pangasinan
Population
1,068,783
Tawi-Tawi
Capital
Bongao
Location
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
Languages
Вajau-Sinama, Тausug/Ѕulus, Zamboangueño Chavacano, Cebuano
Population
322,317
Z
Zambales
Capital
Iba
Location
Region III
Languages
Sambal, Ilocano, Pangasinan, Kapampangan, Tagalog
Population
416,280
Zamboanga del Norte
Capital
Dipolog
Location
Region IX
Languages
Subanon, Cebuano, Tausug, Chavacano Zamboangueño
Population
460,515
Zamboanga del Sur
Capital
Pagadian
Location
Region IX
Languages
Subanen, Cebuano, Chavacano Zamboangueño, Tausug
Population
1,872,473
Zamboanga Sibugay
Capital
Ipil
Location
Region IX
Languages
Cebuano, Zamboangueño Chavacano, Subanen, Tausug
Population
633,129
 

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