Maguindanao del Sur is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Its capital is the municipality of Buluan.
Maguindanao del Sur was formed (REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11550, May 27, 2021) when Maguindanao province was split into two provinces; the other province being Maguindanao del Norte.
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 Sur 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 Sur 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 province is divided into 24 Municipalities:
- Datu Abdullah Sangki
- Datu Anggal Midtimbang
- Datu Hoffer Ampatuan
- Datu Montawal
- Datu Paglas
- Datu Piang
- Datu Salibo
- Datu Saudi Ampatuan
- Datu Unsay
- General Salipada K. Pendatun
- Rajah Buayan
- Shariff Aguak
- Shariff Saydona Mustapha
- South Upi
- Sultan sa Barongis
There is no island in Maguindanao del Sur.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Maguindanao del Sur province:
- Alamid Garden Convention
- Buluan Lake
- Kiga Falls
- Masjid Dimaukom (Pink Mosque)
- Pangadilan Falls
If you plan to visit the province of Maguindanao del Sur, you can use the following sites to determine the best places to stay:
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Maguindanao del Sur throughout the year:
- Sagayan festival (February) – Buluan
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Maguindanao del Sur province.
Where in the Philippines is Maguindanao del Sur located?
Maguindanao del Norte is located on the central section of Mindanao.
Is Maguindanao del Sur a city or province?
Maguindanao del Sur is a province.
What is the Capital of Maguindanao del Sur?
The capital of Maguindanao is Buluan.
What is Maguindanao del Sur famous for?
Maguindanao is famous for Kulintang music and ceremonial swords.
How do I get to Maguindanao del Sur?
There are several ways to get to Maguindanao, 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 any municipality/town in Maguindanao del Sur.
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How many islands are in Maguindanao del Norte?
There is no island in the Maguindanao del Sur 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 Sur?
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 Sur the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Maguindanao del Sur 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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