Glan is a 1st class coastal municipality of Sarangani Province in Region 12 or SoCCSKSarGen Region, Philippines.
Profile of Glan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Southern part of Mindanao Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Malapatan (north), Jose Abad Santos in Davao Occidental (east)
Area –> 610.30 km2 (235.64 sq mi)
Population –> 118,263 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 273,698,639.03
Barangays –> 31
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plain and river valleys
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Tagalog, English, Maguindanao, T’Boli, Blaan
Legislative District –> Lone
Congressman –> Rogelio Ruel Pacquiao
Mayor –> Vivien Yap
Vice Mayor –> Victor James B. Yap Sr.
History of Glan
Glan was settled by the B’laan and Menuvu Ubo ethnic groups long before the coming of the Spaniards who colonized the Philippines for more than three hundred years. The Spaniards left many heritage houses or structures in the locality.
Economy of Glan
The local economy of Glan is based on farming, fishing and tourism. Rice, corn, coconut and fish are the primary products. Many resorts and restaurants mushroomed along the seashores and beaches.
Tourist Spots in Glan
Belmar Eco Park
Isla Jardin Del Mar Lagoon
Festivals in Glan
Sarangani Bay Festival
Map of Glan Municipality in Sarangani Province