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Municipalities of the Philippines




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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].

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