Sultan Kudarat is a province of the Philippines which is located in the southern part of Mindanao.
It is bounded on the north by North Cotabato and Maguindanao,
on the east by Davao Del Sur, on the south by South Cotabato
and Sarangani, and on the west by Mindanao Sea. Mountains dominate the western
landscape while the eastern part is mostly flat, being a part of the vast central plain of Mindanao. The climate of the southern part is
characterized by rainfall which is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year while the rest of the province experience
seasons that are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Economic Profile, Products and industries
Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol
Agricultural production of Sultan Kudarat in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Sultan Kudarat in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
In 2007, 27 banks were operating in the province with rotal deposits of 2.6 billion pesos. Proverty
incidence stood at 47.4% way above the national average of 32.9%.
The natural resources of Sultan Kudarat is yet to be fully exploited for the benefit of its people.
Its fertile agricultural lands coupled with good typhoon-free climate is ideal for high value commercial crops such
as rubber, cacao, coffee, sweet corn, other fruits and vegetables. Goat and cattle raising and processing of halal
foods have great potential not only for domestic consumption but also for export.
Its forested mountains can provide raw materials for furniture and pulp and paper industries.
The province has rivers that can be developed
to generate electricity and provide waters for irrigation. It has great tourism sites that are yet to be explored. Its
central location in the south-central Mindanao makes it an ideal location for agro-industrial plants such as feedmills,
meat packing plants, and fruit and vegetable processing factories.
See List of Sultan Kudarat Municipalities and City
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Sultan Kudarat
- Lake Buluan - located east of Tacurong City
- Pitot Cave and Bamban Falls in Bagumbayan town
- Datalbao Cave in Columbio
- Makin Falls in Lebak
- White beaches in Kalamansig and Palimbang towns
Capitol photo credit to gallery.mindanao.com
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