By The Numbers

On Towns and Cities with Same Name as Home Province


Number of towns and cities in the Philippines having exactly the same name as their home province.

  • Tarlac City, Tarlac
  • Bulacan, Bulacan
  • Cavite City, Cavite
  • Batangas City, Batangas
  • Quezon, Quezon
  • Romblon, Romblon
  • Masbate City, Masbate
  • Sorsogon City, Sorsogon
  • Iloilo City, Iloilo
  • Siquijor, Siquijor
  • Cebu City, Cebu
  • Biliran, Biliran
  • Leyte, Leyte

(Not counted were towns and cities sharing only a part of the name of their home province: Ma. Aurora, Aurora; Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur; Davao City, Davao del Sur; Compostela, Compostela Valley; Dinagat, Dinagat Island; and, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.)

[Correction 4/8/2012: The town of Sarangani is part of Davao del Sur.]


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