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Philippines Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 75,950   Population 2000 (UN '000) 75,653
Area (km2) 295,408   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 14
Number of Administrative Units 1,541   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 49
Number of Urban Extents 134   Number of Settlement Points 130

Philippines Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Philippines
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 3.0
Leve1 Type Region
Level2 Type Province
Level3 Type Municipality
Number of Units 1,541
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 49
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2000
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 61,686
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 67,997
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 75,950
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 61,040
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 68,341
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 75,653
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 295,408
Average Input Resolution (km) 14
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 130
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 2,173,831
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 31,253
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 188,684
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 134
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 2,178
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 0
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 81
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 10,859
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 14,643,487
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,077
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 166,800
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 22,351,265
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 4%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 30%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 59%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 150
Regression-estimated Extents 14
Digital Chart of the World 2
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
2000 population data source: Philippines 2000 Census of Population and Housing, .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
International Rice Research Institute, GIS-IP Laboratory, Social Sciences Division, MCPO Box 3127 1271, Makati City, Philippines.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
1997 Philippine Statistical Yearbook, Population Census Report 1995, Philippine National Statistics Office,Population Census Report 1995, hard copy; City Population,; Philippine Census 2000, Philippine National Statistics Office,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
ASCities, Getty, GIS, NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1999, UNSD, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
All cities and municipalities with a density of at least 1,000 persons per square kilome-tre; administrative centres, barrios of at least 2,000 inhabitants, and those barrios of at least 1,000 in-habitants which are contiguous to the administrative centre, in all cities and municipalities with a density of at least 500 persons per square kilometre; and all other administrative centres with at least 2,500 in-habitants.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
A province (administrative level 2) population growth rate was calculated between 1995 and 2000. This rate was applied to 2000 municipalities (administrative level 3) to extrapolate the population to our target years. Several new municipalites were created after 1990. Because our boundaries reflect the earlier administrative divisions, the population of the new municipalities was reallocated into the old municipalites from which they were taken.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
A handful of island municipalities were not included in the original shapefile. To incorporate them, their polygons were extracted from the World Vector Shoreline coastline extractor, .