South Cotabato - South Cotabato Destinations

South Cotabato

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. As the province progresses and moves towards agri-industrialization, people in and out of the country are getting more interested in South Cotabato. At present, more potential tourist spots are being developed in the province. In only three decades since its provincehood, South Cotabato has already surpassed dozens of provinces established half a century ahead in almost every aspect of development. In a short span, it became one of the leading provinces in Mindanao. What it has got to show today are vivid results of human synergy and the richness of its resources. South Cotabato has recently become a favorite venue for conventions and big events of national significance. In 1994 the province hosted the National Secondary School Press Conference. 1996 was another remarkable year for South Cotabato, having been selected as host of the Palarong Pambansa '96. Just recently it played host to the 9th Mindanao Business Conference, which was successfully participated by all sectors of society, both local and international, and the 23rd FEDBOP National Bowling Tournament.

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.

Political Subdivision
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.

Major Industries
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.



Places at South Cotabato

General Santos
Koronadal City
Lake Sebu