The Mindanao Island Group is composed of 6 regions. It comprises the southern islands of the country. Mindanao Island which is the second largest island in the Philippines being its main island of the group, with some other islands; and the Sulu Archipelago’s islands being the rest.

Known for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural diversity, and unique blend of traditions. This diverse region is home to multiple indigenous tribes, each with its own distinct language and customs, adding to the vibrant tapestry of Mindanao. The island is also renowned for its natural beauty, featuring lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and idyllic beaches, making it a popular destination for ecotourism and adventure seekers.

In addition to its natural wonders, Mindanao boasts a complex history, which has contributed to the formation of its unique identity. The centuries-old influences of trade, migration, and colonization have shaped the cultural heritage of the region, resulting in a harmonious fusion of traditions from various sources.

Despite its natural beauty and cultural wealth, Mindanao has faced challenges related to political tensions and internal conflicts. Efforts to promote peace and sustainable development in the region continue to be a priority for both the local government and the international community, aiming to harness the potential of the area while respecting and preserving its diverse cultural fabric.

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Region #Region Name:Regional Center:Pop. (2020):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Provinces:Ind. Cities:Comp. Cities:Municipalities:Barangays:#  Island Brys:
99Zamboanga PeninsulaPagadian, Zamboanga Del Sur3,875,57617,056.736,585.61323671,90466
1010Northern MindanaoCagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental5,022,76820,496.02 7,913.55527842,02258
1111Davao Region (Southern Mindanao)Davao City, Davao Del Sur5,243,53620,357.427,860.04515431,16259
1212SOCCSKSARGEN (Central Mindanao)Koronadal, South Cotabato4,901,48622,513.308,692.43 423451,1950
1613Caraga Administration Region Butuan City, Agusan del Norte2,804,78821,478.358,292.84515671,310265
1515Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)Cotabato City, Maguindanao del Norte4,404,28812,535.794,840.105021162,490874
 Pop. (2020):Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Provinces:Ind. Cities:Comp. Cities:Municipalities:Barangays:#  Island Brys:
Totals:26,252,44293,941.5935,492.142782542210,0831,322

Map by Inocencio E Bout Jr

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