The Philippines includes 17 official regions, including the National Capital Region (which has not provinces) and 16 regions that contain provinces. Some regions consist of many islands (the country has 7,100 islands). The two largest islands (Luzon and Mindanao) and the Visayas island group are each subdivided into multiple regions. The government defines an official region as "A sub-national administrative unit comprising of several provinces having more or less homogenous characteristics, such as ethnic origin of inhabitants, dialect spoken, agricultural produce, etc." From http://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psgc/articles/con_lgu.asp The regions are:
News, economy and information on Southern Philippines with links and resources.
Lists the country's regions, with populations and other basic statistics.
Tele-communication and high speed internet connection services in the Mindanao region. Corporate profile, products, promos, events, careers and contact information provided.
Some basic facts and history about the regions. Includes a list of the regions divided by island grouping and maps.
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