The province of Maguindanao occupies the area west of the plain of Central Mindanao in Southern Philippines.
It is bounded on the north by Lanao Del Sur, on the east by North Cotabato, on the south by
Sultan Kudarat, and on the west by Mindanao Sea. The southwestern part is mountainous while the
rest of the province is flat, being a part of the plain of Central Mindanao. Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry
from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Maguindanao Provincial Capitol
The Maguindanaos and Tiruray tribes are the majority among the people of the province.
Inspite of its rich agricultural lands, Maguindanao has the second highest poverty incidence after Tawi-Tawi.
It stood at 69.3% in 2006.
Agricultural production of Maguindanao in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons,
rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Maguindanao in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
In 2007, there was only one bank operating in the province with total deposits of 15 million pesos.
Maguindanao Province is composed of 36 municipalities including those belonging to Shariff Kabungsuan. (2007 data, population in thousand, income in million)
Its fertile agricultural lands coupled with favorable climate is ideal for high value commercial crops such
as rubber, cacao, coffee, sweet corn, other fruits and vegetables.
Goat and cattle raising, processing of halal foods have great potential not only for domestic consumption but also for export.
A modern cold storage terminal needs to be built in the province.