Sultan Kudarat is a province in Region 12, Philippines.
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
City –> Tacurong
Municipalities (Towns) –> (11) Bagumbayan, Columbio, Esperanza, Isulan, Kalamansig, Lambayong, Lebak, Lutayan, Palimbang, Pres. Quirino, Senator Ninoy Aquino
Representative (1st District) –> Bai Rihan Sakaluran
Predecessor –> Suharto T. Mangudadatu
Representative (2nd District) –> Horacio P. Suansing, Jr.
Governor –> Suharto T. Mangudadatu
Predecessor –> Sultan Pax S. Mangudadatu
Vice Governor –> Jose Remos Segura
Predecessor –> Ramon Abalos
Predecessor –> Raden C. Sakaluran
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, coconut, coffee, banana, mango, durian 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.
Picturesque mountains of Sultan Kudarat are seen below.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
Map of Province