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Cities of the Philippines

A city (lungsod, sometimes syudad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. Cities are equivalent to municipalities but are given special treatment and an increased budget. Cities, like municipalities, are composed of barangays and is governed by a Mayor, Vice-Mayor, and councilors.

A number of cities in the country act independently of their provinces and are largely self-governing and have their own representatives in the Congress[?]. Other cities depend on their provincial government for support and representation.

Quezon City[?], in Metro Manila is the most populous city with over 2,000,000 residents. Davao City[?] in Davao del Sur[?], is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area, occupying more than 2,500 square kilometers.

List of Cities As of May 2003, there are 116 cities in the Philippines.

Note: The following lists list provincially-independent cities with the provinces in which they used to be part of, such as Baguio City in Benguet, Zamboanga City in Zamboanga del Sur, and Davao City in Davao del Sur.

Alphabetical

By province

Metro Manila
No province
Agusan del Norte[?]
Albay
Bataan
Batangas
Benguet[?]
Bohol
Bukidnon
Bulacan
Cagayan[?]
Camarines Sur
Capiz[?]
Cavite
Cebu
Cotabato[?]
Davao[?]
Davao del Sur[?]
Ilocos Norte[?]
Ilocos Sur[?]
Iloilo[?]
Isabela[?]
La Union[?]
Laguna
Lanao del Norte
Lanao del Sur[?]
Leyte
Masbate
Misamis Occidental
Misamis Oriental
Negros Occidental[?]
Negros Oriental
Nueva Ecija
Oriental Mindoro
Palawan
Pampanga
Pangasinan[?]
Quezon
Rizal
Samar[?]
Sorsogon
South Cotabato[?]
Southern Leyte
Sultan Kudarat[?]
Surigao del Norte[?]
Surigao del Sur[?]
Tarlac
Zambales
Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Sur



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