Municipalities of the Philippines

administrative division in Philippine provinces

In the Philippines, a municipality (Tagalog: bayan/munisipalidad; Cebuano: lungsod/munisipalidad; Ilocano: ili) is a kind of place with local government ("local government unit") that are different from cities. Municipalities are also called towns if using the old-fashioned but more common word. This is because municipalities have the governmental purpose of a town since they were first introduced.

All provinces in the country are divided into cities and municipalities, which in turn, are divided into village-type divisions known as barangays. As of September 7, 2019, there were 1,488 municipalities across the country.[1]

Sources change

  1. "Philippine Standard Geographic Code - List of Municipalities". Philippine Statistics Authority. March 31, 2017. Archived from the original on July 6, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2017.