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Republic Act 10879 establishing the Southwestern Tagalog to be known as the MIMAROPA Region was enacted on 17 July 2016, in accordance with Article VI, Section 27 (1) of the Philippine Constitution.

RA 10879 establishes the MIMAROPA Region comprising the provinces and cities of Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Puerto Princesa City, and Calapan City.

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), shall formulate and promulgate the necessary rules and regulations for the establishment of the regional center.

 COMPOSITION

           MIMAROPA is composed of 5 island provinces, 2 cities and 71 municipalities.

 Region/

Province

 Distinction

 Capital

 *Land

Area

Sq. km

 # of

Mun/

Cities

 # of

Brgys

 Population

of 2007

     MIMAROPA

 

Calapan City

 27,538.9

 73

 1,457

 2,559,791

 Occidental

 Mindoro

The Marine Wonderland

Mamburao

 5,879.9

 11

 162

 421,952

 Oriental

 Mindoro

The Loveliest Harbor in the Island

Calapan City

 4,447.5

 15

 426

 735,769

 Marinduque

The Lenten

Capital

Boac

 959.3

 6

 218

 229,636

 Romblon

The Marble Capital

Romblon

 1,355.9

 17

 219

 279,774

 Palawan

The Philippine’s

Last Frontier

  Puerto Princesa

  City

 14,896.3

 24

 432

 892,660

 

LOCATION AND LAND AREA

     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.mimaropa_picnew.JPG

                      

   

Total Land Area (ha)

Total Land Area

(Arable area)

 Total Irrigated Area (ha)

 Marinduque

 95,920

 48,721

1,452

 Occidental Mindoro

 587,980

 72,594

25,946

 Oriental Mindoro

 436,470

 146,712

 21,608

 Palawan

 1,489,760

 192,875

 15,973

 Romblon

 135,590

 89,400

 2,585