Palimbang is a 2nd class coastal municipality of Sultan Kudarat Province in Region 12, Philippines.
Profile of Palimbang Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Western part of Sultan Kudarat (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Kalamansig (northwest), Senator Ninoy Aquino (northeast) and Maitum in Sarangani (southeast)
Area –> 484.85 km2 (187.20 sq mi)
Population –> 90,424 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain and river valleys
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Fish, Coconut, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Maguindanao, Tagalog, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, English
Barangays –> 40
Revenue (2016) –> 194,262,638.89
Legislative District –> 2nd
Congressman –> Horacio Suansing Jr.
Mayor –> Joenime B. Kapina
Vice Mayor –> Amil A. Pangansayan
History of Palimbang
There is a story that in ancient times, the area now covered by Palimbang was called Pula. One day, the boat of a group of fishermen from Palimbang, Indonesia was washed ashore in Pula. Instead of going back to Indonesia, they settled in Pula and formed a community. Soon they became numerous and their settlement was permanently called Palimbang.
On August 14, 1959, the municipality of Palimbang was created through Executive Order No. 350 issued by President Carlos P. Garcia. Datu Guiwan Mastura was appointed as the first mayor of the new town.
On November 22, 1973, Palimbang was transferred from Cotabato Province to Province of Sultan Kudarat by presidential decree 341 signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
Economy of Palimbang
The economy of Palimbang is mostly dependent on agriculture where rice, corn and fish are the main products. The town also produces coconut, coffee, cattle, poultry and hogs.
Tourist Spots in Palimbang
Festivals in Palimbang
Map of Palimbang Municipality in Sultan Kudarat