The province of Sulu is a group of islands on southwestern Philippines
which is located between the provinces of Basilan in
the northeast and Tawi-Tawi in the southwest.
The province can be reached via the airport or seaport of Zamboanga City and then take a
boat or fastcraft to Jolo which is the capital of the province. Topography of the island is mostly hilly. Climate
is characterized by rainfall which is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Sulu Provincial Capitol
Sulu province is home to the Tausug tribe of Muslims.
Famous People from Sulu
Leonor Orosa Goquingco - 1976 National Artist
Being a group of islands, fishing is main source of living for most of the people of Sulu. Fartming is the next
important economic activity. Agricultural production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Sulu in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
In 2007, there were 6 banks operating in the province with total deposits of 1.06 billion pesos.
Poverty incidence stood at 52.2%, very high compared to the national aferage of 32.9%.
Cities and Municipalities
Sulu Province is composed of 19 municipalities. (2007 data, population in thousand, income in million)
The marine resources of Tawi-Tawi can be the basis of developing manufacturing industries. Fish canning
or bottling as well as seaweed processing can thrive in the province. The province can also lead in processing halal foods