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Top 10 Most Populous Provinces in The Philippines

by nobert soloria bermosa on 29/03/11 at 8:28 pm

Here are the 10 most populated provinces in the Philippines.

Seven of the most populated provinces are located in the island of Luzon, 2 from the Visayas and one from Mindanao. The Top 10 Smallest and Largest Philippine Provinces have been presented. It’s time for the most populous provinces.

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1.) Cebu

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The Philippines largest province n terms of population is Cebu. It has a population of 3.84 million people and its capital is Cebu City, the country’s oldest city. The province is located in Region VII and is consists of 168 islands.  Notable islands include Mactan and Malapascua.

The province is the country’s most developed province. Other cities in the province include Mactan, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue and Talisay. With Cebu City, these cities form part of Cebu Metropolitan Area. The island of Cebu also holds the distinction as the 7th best Asian-Pacific and Indian Ocean-Asia island destination.

2.) Negros Occidental

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The second most populated Philippine province is Negros Occidental. It is also one of the 10 largest provinces with a population of 2.86 million people. It is located in Region VI and its capital is Bacolod City – one of the best cities to live in the Philippines. The province of Negros Occidental is regarded as the country’s “Sugar Bowl”. One notable tourist attraction of the province is Maskara Festival.

3.) Cavite

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The 3rd most populous province in the archipelago is Cavite with a population of 2.85 million people. It is located in Region IV-A or CALABARZON and its capital is Imus. Cavite is one of the 8 provinces that revolted against Spain in 1896. The province is located 30 kilometers south of Metro Manila.

4. Bulacan

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Mar 29th, 2011

I can’t believe about Cebu… I thought Manila is the most populated area in the country…


Mar 29th, 2011

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nobert soloria bermosa

Mar 29th, 2011

@Franklin… Manila is the 2nd most populous city next to Quezon City,this article is about the most populous provinces

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Mar 29th, 2011

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Mar 30th, 2011

interesting facts

Marli Diz

Mar 30th, 2011

i like this article!!! GOod job!

Melody SJAL

Mar 30th, 2011

I can see that most of these provinces are in Luzon.


Apr 4th, 2011

wow nice share kabayan..di ko pa na puntahan mga iyan.


Jul 10th, 2011

Yeah, right, @Robert Soloria “Chuba”, @Franklin is a stupid guy!!!!

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