Maguindanao del Norte is a province in the Philippines located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Its capital is the municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat and its largest city is Cotabato City which is administratively independent from the province.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
Plug commonly used is Type A but Types B and C are used as well.
Bring A to B adapter(s).
The climate here is tropical. Maguindanao del Norte is a region with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain.
The best time to travel to Maguindanao del Norte is during the months of March to May, where it’s generally summertime in the country.
The most appropriate clothing in this province is casual light clothing: shorts, t-shirt, sandals. Light jacket and pants at night, at higher elevations, and boating.
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CITIES & TOWNS
The Maguindanao del Norte province is divided into 12 Municipalities, 1 Independent City :
There is 1 outlying island surrounding the mainland of Maguindanao del Norte which is under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Maguindanao del Norte province:
If you plan to visit the province of Maguindanao del Norte, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Maguindanao del Norte throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Maguindanao del Norte province.
Where in the Philippines is Maguindanao del Norte located?
Maguindanao del Norte is located on the central section of Mindanao.
Is Maguindanao del Norte a city or province?
Maguindanao del Norte is a province.
What is the Capital of Maguindanao del Norte?
The capital of Maguindanao del Norte is Datu Odin Sinsuat.
What is Maguindanao del Norte famous for?
Maguindanao del Norte is famous for Kulintang music and ceremonial swords.
How do I get to Maguindanao del Norte?
There are several ways to get to Maguindanao del Norte, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane to Awang Airport | 1.75 hours | $56-$170
- You can fly to an alternate airport (Davao or Gen. Santos), however you will need to take a van or bus bound to Cotabato City.
How many islands are in Maguindanao del Norte?
There is an island (Bongo) in the Maguindanao del Norte province.
What does Maguindanao mean?
Maguindanao comes from the root word danao (also danaw, ranaw, or lanaw), which can also mean “lake”. Thus the name can also be translated as “people of the lake”.
How Safe is Traveling in Maguindanao del Norte?
Maguindanao del Norte may be safe for locals but tourists must be cautious due to violent clashes between the government and rebel groups in the past.
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Is the climate in Maguindanao del Norte the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Maguindanao del Norte province is considered tropical with significant amount of rainfall during the year.
To learn more about the various climate types in the Philippines, and for a Climate Map, click the link below …
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