Jolo (Sulu) Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Jolo is a 1st class coastal municipality of Sulu Province in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, Philippines.

Jolo Municipal Hall
Jolo Municipal Hall (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Profile of Jolo Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Jolo Island, west of Mindanao Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Patikol (east and south), Indanan (west)
Area –> 126.40 km2 (48.80 sq mi)
Population –> 125,564 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 194,192,459.56
Barangays –> 8
Terrain –> Coastal Plain with hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tausug, Sama, Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Samier Tan
Mayor –> Kerkhar S. Tan
Vice Mayor –> Ezzeddin Soud L. Tan

History of Jolo

Although Jolo was created only in 1952 as a distinct municipality, it had populated long before the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines.

Economy of Jolo

As the capital of Sulu Province, Jolo is home to many commercial and financial institutions. Still, many residents depend on fishing and farming as sources of income.

Jolo is accessible by air and sea transportation. The Port of Jolo is one of the busiest ports in Western Mindanao.

Tourist Spots in Jolo

Maubo Beach
Capitol Lion’s Park
Plaza Rizal
Balikatan Park
Kasalamatan Children’s Park
Jolo Cathedral also known as Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Festivals in Jolo

Vinta Festival

Map of Jolo Municipality in Sulu Province

See also: Profile of Mayor Kerkhar S. Tan, Governor Abdusakur Tan

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