Tacurong City History, Tourist Spots, Festivals

Tacurong is a 4th class inland city of Sultan Kudarat Province in Region 12, Philippines.

Tacurong City Hall
Tacurong City Hall (Credit: mindanao.politics.com.ph

Profile of Tacurong City (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Mindanao Island, Southern Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Lambayong (northwest), President Quirino (east), Tantangan in South Cotabato (south), isulan (west)
Area –> 153.40 km2 (59.23 sq mi)
Population –> 98,316 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 20
Revenue (2016) –> 499,311,173.72
Terrain –> Lowland with hills in the south
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Maguindanao, Hiligaynon, Tagalog, Ilocano, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Bai Rihan M. Sakaluran
Mayor –> Lino O. Montilla (Succeeded Angelo Montilla who passed away on June 7, 2021)
Vice Mayor –> Lalaine J. Montilla

History of Tacurong

Tacurong was organized as a municipality on August 3, 1951 by virtue of Executive Order Number 462 issued by the President Elpidio Quirino. It was formerly a territory of Buluan municipality.

On August 16, 2000, Tacurong was elevated as a city after Republic Act 8805 was ratified.

Economy, Business and Investment in Tacurong

Tacurong is an agricultural area where rice and corn are the main products. As a city, there are many commercial establishments in the city.

Skyview of Tacurong City (Credit: wiki commons)

Tourist Spots in Tacurong

Genalin Park and Zoo
Baras Bird Sanctuary

Festivals in Tacurong

Talakudong Festival
Tacurong Bird Festival

Map of Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat Province

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Suharto Mangudadatu

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