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Mimaropa

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Mimaropa (from Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) is Region IV-B in the administrative system of the Philippines; as of the 2010 census it had a population of 2,750,000. Tourism, fishing and manufacturing all play roles in the economy, but agriculture is still the largest contributor at 42% of GDP.

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The region includes five provinces:

  Mindoro
The island of Mindoro consists of the two provinces, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro
  Marinduque
  Romblon
  Palawan

The national government divides the country into three major regions — Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao — and includes Mimaropa as part of the Luzon group. In 2005 an executive order was issued to reclassify Palawan as part of the Western Visayas region and rename the remainder of Mimaropa to Mimaro. However, this was put on hold and, as of 2015, it is not clear if it will ever be implemented.

Wikivoyage divides the country a bit differently, treating Palawan as a separate fourth region. We include the other provinces of Mimaropa under Luzon.

This region article is an extra-hierarchical region, describing a region that does not fit into the hierarchy Wikivoyage uses to organise most articles. These extra articles usually provide only basic information and links to articles in the hierarchy. This article can be expanded if the information is specific to the page; otherwise new text should generally go in the appropriate region or city article.