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Update population of the Philippines

The current population of the Philippines is 103,768,459 as of Tuesday, June 27,

2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
The Philippines population is equivalent to 1.38% of the total world population.
The Philippines ranks number 13 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by
The population density in the Philippines is 348 per Km2 (902 people per mi2).
The total land area is 298,192 Km2 (115,133 sq. miles)
44.8 % of the population is urban (46,543,718 people in 2017)
The median age in the Philippines is 24.4 years.


 Ilocos Norte
 Ilocos Sur
 Caloocan City  Pangasinan
 Las Piñas City
 Makati City
 Malabon City  Batanes
 Mandaluyong City  Cagayan
 Manila  Isabela
 Marikina City  Nueva Viscaya
 Muntinlupa City  Quirino
 Navotas City
 Parañaque City
 Pasay City  Aurora
 Pasig City  Bataan
 Pateros City  Bulacan
 Quezon City  Nueva Ecija
 San Juan City  Pampanga
 Taguig City  Tarlac
 Zambales
 Valenzuela City.


 Abra  Batangas
 Apayao  Rizal
 Benguet  Quezon
 Ifugao,
 Kalinga (Region IV-B) MIMAROPA
 Mountain Province  Marinduque
( Region I ) ILOCOS REGION  Occidental Mindoro
 Oriental Mindoro (Region IX) ZAMBOANGA PENINZULA
 Romblon
 Zamboanga del Norte
 Palawan
 Zamboanga del Sur
(Region V) BICOL REGION  Zamboanga Sibugay


 Camarines Norte  Bukidnon
 Camarines Sur  Camiguin
 Catanduanes  Lanao del Norte
 Masbate  Misamis Occidental
 Sorsogon  Misamis Oriental


VISAYAS  Compostela Valley

 Davao del Norte
(Region VI) WESTERN VISAYAS  Davao del Sur
 Davao Oriental
 Aklan
 Antique (Region XII) SOCCSKSRGEN
 Capis
 Cotabato
 Guimaras
 Sarangani
 Iloiolo
 South Cotabato
 Negros Occidental
 Sultan Kudarat
(Region VII) CETRAL VISAYAS  General Santos City

 Bohol (Region XIII) CARAGA

 Cebu
 Agusan del Norte
 Negrol Oriental
 Agusan del Sur
 Siquijir
 Dinagat Islands
(Region VIII) EASTERN VISAYAS  Surigao del Norte
 Surigao del Sur
 Birilan
 Northern samar
 Basilan
 Samar
 Lanao del Sur
 Southern Leyte
 Maguindanao
 Shariff Kabunsuan
 Sulu
MINDANAO  Tawi-tawi
Philippines - Land area (sq. km)
Land area (sq. km) in Philippines was reported at 298170 sq. Km in 2016, according to
the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially
recognized sources.

Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national
claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition
of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Religion in the Philippines is marked by a majority of people being adherents of

the christian faith. at least 92% of the population is christian; about 81% belong to
the roman catholic church while about 11% belong to protestant christian and
independent catholic denominations, such as iglesia filipina independiente, seventh-
day adventist church, united church of christ in the
philippines and evangelicals.
officially, the philippines is a secular nation, with
the constitution guaranteeing separation of church and state, and requiring the
government to respect all religious beliefs equally.
according to national religious surveys, about 5.6% of the population of the philippines
is muslim, making islam the second largest religion in the country. however, a 2012
estimate by the national commission on muslim filipinos (ncmf) stated that there
were 10.7 million muslims, or approximately 11 percent of the total population.
most muslims live in parts of mindanao, palawan, and the sulu archipelago – an area known
as bangsamoro or the moro region.
some have migrated into urban and rural areas in different parts of the country. most muslim
filipinos practice sunni islam according to the shafi'i school.

Main Religions in the Philippines

(2000 census) other Christian 4.5%

other 1.8%
Roman Catholic 80.9% unspecified 0.6%
Muslim 5% none 0.1%
Evangelical 2.8%
Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%
Aglipayan 2%


Religion holds a central place in the life of most Filipinos, including Catholics, Muslims,
Buddhists, Protestants, and animists. It is central not as an abstract belief system, but
rather as a host of experiences, rituals, ceremonies, and adjurations that provide
continuity in life, cohesion in the community, and moral purpose for existence.
Religious associations are part of the system of kinship ties, patronclient bonds, and
other linkages outside the nuclear family.
Christianity and Islam have been superimposed on ancient traditions and acculturated.
The unique religious blends that have resulted, when combined with the strong
personal faith of Filipinos, have given rise to numerous and diverse revivalist
movements. Generally characterized by millenarian goals, antimodern bias,
supernaturalism, and authoritarianism in the person of a charismatic messiah figure,
these movements have attracted thousands of Filipinos, especially in areas like
Mindanao, which have been subjected to extreme pressure of change over a short
period of time. Many have been swept up in these movements, out of a renewed sense
of fraternity and community.

Ethnic groups in the Philippines

The islands of the Philippines are inhabited by more than 175 Ethnolinguistic
Nations, the majority of whose own languages are Austronesian languages in origin.
Many of these nations converted to Christianity, particularly the lowland-coastal
nations, and adopted many foreign elements of culture. Ethnolinguistic nations include
the Ivatan Ethnic Nation, Ilocano Ethnic Nation, Pangasinan Ethnic
Nation, Kapampangan Ethnic Nation, Tagalog Ethnic Nation, Bicolano Ethnic
Nation, Visayans (Masbateño Ethnic Nation, Ilonggo Ethnic Nation, Cebuano Ethnic
Nation, Waray Ethnic Nation, Butuanon Ethnic Nation, Romblomanon Ethnic
Nation,Kamayo Ethnic Nation, Cuyunon Ethnic Nation
and Surigaonon), Zamboangueño Ethnic Nation, Subanon Ethnic Nation and a lot
The Negrito population was estimated in 2004 at around 31,000. Their tribal groups
include the Ati, and the Aeta. Their ways of life remain mostly free from Western and
Islamic influences. Scholars study them to try to understand pre-Hispanic culture.
Most Filipinos are Malayo-Polynesian, a major family within the Austronesian language
family. Other ethnolinguistic nations form a minority in the Philippine population. These
include those of Japanese, Chineseparticularly the Hokkien Ethnic and Cantonese
Ethnic, Indians particularly the Punjabi Ethnic, Tamil Ethnic and Kerala Ethnic, English,
Castilian, and other ethnolinguistic nations from other countries. Mixed-race or mixed-
ethnicity individuals are known as mestizo

Tribal composition
The Filipinos are a diverse people. They identify themselves based on one or
several factors such as ancestry, language, religion or a shared history, apart
from region.

The various ethnic groups in the Philippines identify themselves based on

one or several factors like ancestry, language, religion or a shared history.
The large majority of the population is composed of lowland groups whose
languages are Austronesian, and who had converted
to Christianity from animism, Hinduism, or Islam in the three centuries
of Spanish colonial rule. From north to south, the most numerous of these
groups are the Ilocanos, the Pangasinenses, the Kapampangans,
the Tagalogs, the Bicolanos and the Bisaya. These groups are sometimes
said to part of the Austronesian race, however the delineation based on
"race" is considered by many to have no scientific basis.
The Philippines is one of the most diverse countries in terms of ethnicity.

Philippine Culture: Tribal Groups of the Philippines

The Philippines is made up of over 7,100 islands. With so many islands and over 16 regions, we
have different kinds of cultural practices. Although we traditionally follow most practices since
the pre-Spanish period but keep up with the modern practices, several indigenous tribes have
managed to keep their cultural identity alive.
The tribe of Badjao resides in the islands of Sulu, one of the islands in Mindanao. They are sea-
faring people. They are known for their artistically-woven, colorful sails. A majority of the
Badjaos practice Islam, while a few of them have animalistic beliefs. They still believe in a
medium, a person mediating between them and the gods.
The Igorots are comprised of many tribes that reside in the Cordillera mountain ranges. They
are known to be rice-cultivators. In fact, the Ifugaos, a variety of the Igorot tribe built the
Banaue Rice Terraces, one of the most famous historical and architectural attractions in
This tribe resides in the east mountains of Luzon called Sierra Madre. Many
anthropologists and historians find the Ilongot society to be interesting. There is equality
between men and women, and both parents usually take motherly roles.
Lumad is a term used to refer to the tribes comprising the eastern parts of Mindanao. They are
known for tribal music that makes use of unique instruments they have constructed.
The Mangyans of Mindoro are one of the most popular tribes in the Philippines. Among all the
existing tribes in the Philippines, they have the largest population. They practice ancient
hunting and animalist religious views, although about 10% have been converted to Christianity
Palawan Tribes
The region of Palawan is house to a number of tribes. Palawan is one of the regions in
the Philippines that has not completely embraced urbanism, thus making it perfect as
residence to many of the indigenous people. Most of the Palawan tribes live on fishing and
The Tumadok tribe is probably one of the very few tribes existing in the Visayas region. They
usually reside in the Panay Island. They have kept their traditions strictly until now, probably
because of their geographical location. They are separated from the other residents with a
series of mountain ranges.