Notes and itineraries
South Cotabato is endowed with numerous natural sceneries that have a great potential as tourist attractions, and is blessed with creative people who maintain and develop the beauty of these places.
South Cotabato is located in the southern of the island of Mindanao. It is bounded by the province of Sultan Kudarat in the north and west, in the east and south by the city of General Santos and province of Sarangani. It lies at a latitude of about 6 degrees and 15' north and about 125 degrees longitude. Its main access to the sea is through the Sarangani Bay where the modern port of General Santos City is located.
South Cotabato has 10 municipalities and one city, 198 barangays and two congressional districts.
South Cotabato’s population was registered at 690,728 as of the 2000 census.
For the year 2000, the majority of the population spoke Hiligaynon, Cebuano, T'boli, Ilocano, Bilaan, Maguindanao, and Tagalog.
South Cotabato is a typhoon-free province where rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year while air humidity generally follows the rainfall pattern. The months from March to June are considered the hottest while December and January are the coolest.
South Cotabato is an agribusiness destination. It had been so since 37 years ago when the first truck carrying pineapple planting materials rumbled through the dirt road of Polomolok. Long after the dust has settled, South Cotabato has emerged to be the leading producer of peineapple, asparagus, corn, rice, and cattle fattening. Today it claims to be the bread basket of the South.
The information here has been sourced from Wikipedia. Check back to see our own updates after our team has explored this part of the Philippines.