Sarangani is a province in SoCCSKSarGen Region or Region 12 located in the southern part of Mindanao Island, Philippines.
Profile of Sarangani Province (Geography)
Location –> Southern Mindanao or (SoCCSKSarGen) Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Davao Del Sur, and Davao Occidental
Capital –> Alabel
Area –> 3,601.25 km2 (1,390.45 sq mi)
Population –> 544,261 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Moutainous with narrow coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, banana, Coconut, and fish
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Maguindanao, T’Boli, Blaan
Representative (Lone District) –> Rogelio “Ruel” Pacquiao
Governor –> Steve Chiongbian Solon
Vice Governor –> Elmer de Peralta
Sarangani Province History
The discovery of the Maitum Anthropomorphic Pottery (Maitum jars) in the municipality of Maitum proved that Sarangani was home to a civilization that existed around 5 BC to 370 AD.
Sarangani Province was carved out of the third legislative district of South Cotabato on March 16, 1992 by virtue of Republic Act No. 7228.
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Economy of Sarangani Province
Agriculture is the main economic activity in Sarangani Province. The chief products are rice, corn, banana, coconut, and fish.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
Map of Province