Omar (Sulu) Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Omar is a 6th class coastal municipality of Sulu Province in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, Philippines.

Omar Sulu
Omar, Sulu

Profile of Omar Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Eastern part of Jolo Island, West of Mindanao Island (See map below)
Neighboring Town –> Balaguingi (east), Luuk (West)
Area –> 180.98 km2 (69.88 sq mi)
Population –> (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 58,101,966.26
Barangays –> 8
Terrain –> Coastal plain with hills and mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Tausug, Sama, Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Abdulmunir Arbison
Mayor –> Abdulbaki J. Ajibon
Vice Mayor –> Juddin A. Pantasan

History of Omar

The town of Omar was formerly a territory of Luuk. On July 18, 2007, 8 barangays were separated to become the a new town by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 194.

Economy of Omar

Omar is an agricultural town where rice, corn and fish are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Omar

Capual Island

Festivals in Omar

Vinta Festival

Map of Omar Municipality

See also: Profile of Mayor Abdulbaki J. Ajibon, Governor Abdusakur Tan

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