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Cotabato, formerly North Cotabato, is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. Its capital is Kidapawan City and borders Lanao del Sur and Bukidnon to the north, Davao del Sur and Davao City, Sultan Kudarat to the south, and Maguindanao to the west. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... SoCCSKSarGen is a region of the Philippines, located in central Mindanao, and is officially designated as Region XII. The name is an acronym that stands for the regions four provinces and one of its cities: South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. ... Kidapawan City is a 4th class city in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Lanao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... Bukidnon is a landlocked province of the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. ... Davao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. ... The City of Davao (Filipino: Lungsod ng Dabaw; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Davao) is one of the most important cities in the Philippines and the de facto capital of the island of Mindanao. ... Sultan Kudarat is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. ... Maguindanao is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Cotabato
Region: SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)
Founded: May 8, 1967
Population:
2000 census—958,643 (26th largest)
Density—146 per km² (26th lowest)
Area: 6,565.9 km² (9th largest)
Languages:
Governor: Emmanuel F. Piñol (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_cotabato.png

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Image File history File links Ph_seal_cotabato. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... SoCCSKSarGen is a region of the Philippines, located in central Mindanao, and is officially designated as Region XII. The name is an acronym that stands for the regions four provinces and one of its cities: South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City. ... Kidapawan City is a 4th class city in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Ph_locator_map_cotabato. ...

Economy

Geography

Political

Cotabato is subdivided into 17 municipalities and 1 city. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local...


Cities

Kidapawan City is a 4th class city in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Alamada is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Aleosan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Antipas is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Arakan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Banisilan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Carmen is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Kabacan is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Libungan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Magpet is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Makilala is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Matalam is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Midsayap is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Mlang is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Pigkawayan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Pikit is a municipality in the province of Cotabato in the Philippines. ... President Roxas is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Tulunan is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ...

Physical

History

The name "Cotabato" is derived from the Maguindanao words kuta wato, or possibly from thje Malay words "kota batu", meaning "stone fort".


The former province of Cotabato was once the largest in the Philippines. In 1966, South Cotabato was branched off as a separate province. On November 22, 1973, a Presidential Decree divided the remaining province into North Cotabato, Maguindanao, and Sultan Kudarat. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... South Cotabato is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Maguindanao is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). ... Sultan Kudarat is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. ...


North Cotabato was renamed Cotabato on December 19, 1983. December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Musical Heritage

The native Maguindanaon of Cotabato province have a fascinating culture that revolves around kulintang music, a specific type of gong music, found among both Muslim and non-Muslim groups of the Southern Philippines. Filipino music is a mixture of European, American and indigenous sounds. ... Kulintang is a term for various musical instruments and musical genres which are indigenous to the South-East Asian islands presently known as Indonesia and the Philippines. ... Kulintang is a term for various musical instruments and musical genres which are indigenous to the South-East Asian islands presently known as Indonesia and the Philippines. ...


References

    External links

    • Cotabato.ph
    • Traditional Music of the Southern Philippines - An online textbook about Southern Pilipino Kulintang Music. Has chapters devoted to kulintang instrumentation, styles and uses by the Maguindanaon and other Southern Pilipino Groups.
    • Cotabato.com.ph
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