Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

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Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Rehiyong Autonomo sa Muslim na Mindanao
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 7°13′N 124°15′E / 7.22°N 124.25°E / 7.22; 124.25Coordinates: 7°13′N 124°15′E / 7.22°N 124.25°E / 7.22; 124.25
Kintra Philippines
Island group Mindanao
Regional centre Cotabato Ceety
 • Govrenor Mujiv S. Hataman (LP)
 • Vice Govrenor Haroun Alrashid A. Lucman Jr. (LP)
 • Total 26,974 km2 (10,415 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[1]
 • Tot 3,781,387
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ISO 3166 code PH-14
Provinces 5
Ceeties 2
Municipalities 113
Barangays 2,470
Cong. destricts 8
Leids Banguingui, Maguindanao, Maranao, Tausug, Yakan, Sama, ithers

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Filipino: Nagsasariling Rehiyon ng Muslim sa Mindanaw)(abbreviated ARMM) is the region, located in the Mindanao island group of the Philippines, that is composed of predominantly Muslim provinces, namely: Basilan (except Isabela City), Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. It is the only region that has its own government. The regional capital is at Cotabato City, although this city is outside of its jurisdiction.

The ARMM previously includit the province o Shariff Kabunsuan till 16 Julie 2008, when Shariff Kabunsuan ceased tae exist as a province efter the Filipino Supreme Court declared the "Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act 201", which creatit it, unconstitutional in Sema v. Comelec.[2] On 7 October 2012, Preses Benigno Aquino III said that the govrenment aimit tae hae peace in the region an it will be kent as "Bangsamoro".[3]

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