Lanao Del Sur History
Profile of Lanao Del Sur Province (Geography)
Location –> Central Mindanao (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao), Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Lanao Del Norte, Bukidnon, Cotabato, and Maguindanao
Capital –> Marawi
Area –> 3,872.89 km2 (1,495.33 sq mi)
Population –> 1,045,429 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous and hilly with coastal plains
Industries –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Coconut, Poultry
People/Language –> Maranao, Iranun, Bisaya (Cebuano)
Governor –> Mamintal Adiong Jr.
Predecessor –> Soraya Alonto-Adiong
Vice Governor –> Mohammad Khalid Adiong
Predecessor –> Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr.
Representative (1st District) –> Ansaruddin Alonto Adiong
Representative (2nd District) –> Yasser Alonto Balindong
Predecessor –> Mauyag Papandayan, Jr.
City –> Marawi
Municipalities (Towns) –> (39) Bacolod-Kalawi, Balabagan, Balindong, Bayang, Binidayan, Buadiposo-Buntong, Bubong, Bumbaran, Butig, Calanogas, Ditsaan-Ramain, Ganassi, Kapai, Kapatagan, Lumba-Bayabao, Lumbaca-Unayan, Lumbatan, Lumbayanague, Madalum, Madamba, Maguing, Malabang, Marantao, Marogong, Masiu, Mulondo, Pagayawan, Piagapo, Picong, Poona Bayabao, Pualas, Saguiaran, Sultan Dumalondong, Tagoloan II, Tamparan, Taraka, Tubaran, Tugaya, and Wao
Lanao Del Sur History
Before the coming of the Spaniards, Islam was already introduced in what is now the present province of Lanao Del Sur. Despite many attempts by the Spaniards to subdue the Maranao people, they never succeeded and the Sultanates of Lanao maintained its rule over the land.
In 1959, Lanao was divided into two provinces, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur, by virtue of Republic Act No. 2228.
In 1961, Rashid Lucman became the first elected congressman of the new Lanao del Sur Province.
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Economy of Lanao Del Sur Province
Lanao Del Sur is predominantly agricultural where rice, corn, and coconut are the main products. Lanao Lake provides the need of the people for fish products. Cottage industries include weaving of traditional clothes and metal products as well as home furnishings.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
Map of Province