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