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Regional Profile

Central Visayas Situationer

LOCATION AND LAND AREA

The Central Visayas Region (Region 7) lies at the center of the Philippine archipelago between the major islands of Luzon andMindanao. It is bounded on the north by the VisayanSea; on the east by the CamotesSea and the Camigao Channel; on the south by the MindanaoSea; and on the west by the province of Negros Occidental.

Four island provinces compose the region; Bohol,Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor. BoholStrait and Tañon Strait separate the four provinces.

Region 7 is the second smallest region in the country with a total land area of 14,951.5 square kilometers. This constitutes 5 percent of the country’s land area. Negros Oriental accounts for the largest share of the regional land (36%), followed by Cebu (34%), Bohol (28%) and Siquijor (2%).

Land Area and Political Subdivisions, Central Visayas

Province

Land Area(sq. km.)1

No. of Districts

No. of Municipalities

No. of Cities

Bohol

4,117.3

3

47

1

Cebu

5,088.4

8

47

62

Negros Oriental

5,402.3

3

20

53

Siquijor

343.5

1

6

0

Central Visayas

14,951.5

15

120

12

1.) Source: 1999 Philippine Statistical Yearbook
2.) The municipality of Talisay was converted into a component city per RA 8979 approved on 23 November 2000
3.) The municipalities of Bayawan and Tanjay were converted into component cities per RA 8993 (approved on 05 December 2000) and RA 9026 (approved on 05 March 2001), respectively.

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