Sarangani is a province of the Philippines located in southern Mindanao. It is divided into eastern and western parts separated by Sarangani Bay.
It is bounded on the north by South Cotabato, on the east by Davao Del Sur,
on the south by Mindanao Sea, and on the west by Sultan Kudarat.
The province can be reached via the airport or seaport of General Santos City or Davao City.
Terrain is mostly mountainous
with narrow flat coastal areas. Climate is of Type IV in which rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
Sarangani Provincial Capitol
Majority of the people are migrants from other regions, notably from the Visayas like Cebu
and Iloilo. There are also sizable communities of Tagalogs.
Economic Profile, Products, and Industries
Agriculture is the main economic activity of the province. Farm and fishery production in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Sarangani in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
In 2007, 8 banks were operating in the province with total deposits of one billion pesos. Poverty incidence
stood at 52% in 2006, well above the national average of 32.9% for that year.
The province has a favorable climate for high value commercial crops like cacao, coffee, asparagus, mushroom, and cutflower.
It has several rivers that can be tapped to generate electricity and provide water for irrigation.
The proximity of the coastal towns of Alabel, Malapatan, and Glan which are connected by a modern highway to General Santos City are good
locations for factories such as fish processing, meat packing, fruit and vegetable processing, furniture, and shipyards.
Its many coconut trees can be the raw materials for coco-based industries such coco-coil, coconut oil, and coco-based chemicals.
See List of Sarangani Municipalities
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Sarangani
- White sand beaches in Glan
Capitol photo credit to saranggani.com
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