autonomous region in the Philippines

The Bangsamoro is an autonomous region in the southern Philippines. It is officially named the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or BARMM.


بانجسامورو  (Arabic)
باڠسامورو  (Tausug)
Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Filipino: Rehiyong Awtonomo ng Bangsamoro sa Muslim Mindanao
Arabic: منطقة بانجسامورو ذاتية الحكم فى مسلمى مينداناو
Bulingan Falls, Lamitan city, BasilanSulu Provincial Capitol
Panampangan Island, Sapa-sapa, Tawi-TawiPolloc Port, Parang, Maguindanao
Lanao Lake at Marawi CityPC Hill Cotabato City
Left to right, top to bottom: Bulingan Falls, Lamitan, Basilan; Sulu Provincial Capitol; Panampangan Island, Sapa-sapa, Tawi-Tawi; Polloc Port, Parang, Maguindanao; Lanao Lake at Marawi City; and PC Hill, Cotabato City
Flag of Bangsamoro
Official seal of Bangsamoro
Anthem: Bangsamoro Hymn
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Regional centerCotabato City[1] (de facto)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (PST)
Barangays2,590 (including 63 in the Special Geographic Area in Cotabato)

It replaced the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in 2019.

The region includes Lake Lanao, one of the 17 most ancient lakes in the world. The Sulu archipelago region includes the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary (a UNESCO tentative site), Bongao Peak, and the Basilan Rainforest.


  1. Unson, John (February 27, 2019). "ARMM turns over power to Bangsamoro authority". The Philippine Star. Retrieved February 27, 2019.