Sultan Kudarat History, Geography, Economy

Sultan Kudarat History

Sultan Kudarat History
Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Sultan Kudarat Province (Geography)
Location –> Southern Mindanao (SoCCSKSarGen)Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Maguindanao, Cotabato (North), South Cotabato, and Sarangani
Capital –> Isulan
Area –> 5,298.34 km2 (2,045.70 sq mi)
Population –> 812,095 (2015 census)
Terrain –> Mountainous on the western side and lowland on the eastern section
Industries –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Corn
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Ilonggo, Ilocano, Maguindanao, Tiruray
Governor –> Sultan Pax S. Mangudadatu
Vice Governor –> Raden C. Sakaluran
Representative (1st District) –> Suharto T. Mangudadatu
Representative (2nd District) –> Horacio P. Suansing, Jr.
Cities –> Tacurong
Municipalities (Towns) –> (11) Bagumbayan, Columbio, Esperanza, Isulan, Kalamansig, Lambayong, Lebak, Lutayan, Palimbang, Pres. Quirino, Sen. Ninoy Aquino

Sultan Kudarat History

The name of the province was derived from the Muslim ruler, Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat who reigned in the Sultanate of Maguindanao from 1625 to 1671. The present province was a territory of the vast Cotabato province prior to November 22, 1973 when it was created through Presidential Decree No. 341 signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

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Economy of Sultan Kudarat Province

Sultan Kudarat is predominantly an agricultural province and the main products are rice, corn, coconuts, coffee, bananas, mangoes, durians and African palm. In the coastal towns, fish is also produced. Manufacturing consists mostly of rice mills and small shops producing tricycle, hollow block, furniture and clothing materials. Tourism is yet to be developed in the province.

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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region

Map of Province

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