Region IV known as the Southern Tagalog Region – is the largest and considered the prime region in the country due to its size and population.
However, to accelerate the social and economic development of the provinces and cities comprising Region IV and improve the delivery of public services, E.O. 103 dated May 17, 2002 was issued dividing Region IV into Region IV-A to be known as CALABARZON and Region IV-B to be known as MIMAROPA, and transferred Aurora province to Region III.
MIMAROPA is composed of 5 island provinces, 2 cities, 71 municipalities and 1,459 Barangays with the population of 2,744,671 as of May 01, 2016.
|Provinces||Income Class||Information||Population (As of May 01, 2010)|
|Marinduque||4th Class||6 Mun. 218 Bgys||227,828|
|Occidental Mindoro||2nd Class||11 Mun. 162 Bgys||452,971|
|Oriental Mindoro||1st Class||14 Mun. 1 City 426 Bgys||785,602|
|Palawan||1st Class||23 Mun. 1 City 433 Bgys||771,667|
|Romblon||3rd Class||17 Mun. 219 Bgys||283,930|
MIMAROPA region lies along the Southern portion of Luzon. It is archipelagic, bounded in the north by CaLaBarZon and the Verde Island; in the southeast by Bicol region and the pacific Ocean ; in the south lies Panay Islands.
Extending southwestward into the Sulu Sea is the Province of Palawan, and on the west of the region is the South China Sea.
MIMAROPA has a total land area of 2,745,720 hectares, with an arable land area of 550,302 has. irrigated areas. Palawan is the biggest with marinduque as smallest island province.
|Provinces||Total Land Area (ha)||Total Arable area (ha)||Total Irrigated Area (ha)|