Sultan Kudarat is a province in the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Isulan. Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat (1581–1671) was the 7th Sultan of Maguindanao from 1619 to 1671. During his reign, he successfully fought off Spanish invasions and hindered the spread of Roman Catholicism in the island of Mindanao much like the other Muslim rulers of the southern Philippine archipelago.
The following are a few useful and interesting details about this province.
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The climate in this province is a tropical climate. The average yearly temperature is 26.0 °C (78.8 °F), and the average monthly temperature ranges from 22.0 °C (71.6 °F) in January to 28.5 °C (83.3 °F) in July, similar to that of Southern Taiwan. Precipitation is abundant throughout the year; the rainiest month is August while the driest month is April. November to February are the coldest months.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Sultan Kudarat for general outdoor tourist activities is from late November to late March, with a peak score in the second week of February.
The most appropriate clothing for 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 Sultan Kudarat province is divided into 11 Municipalities and 1 Component City:
There is 1 outlying island surrounding the mainland of Sultan Kudarat which is under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following is a list of points of interest relating to the Sultan Kudarat province:
- Alidama Island
- Baras Bird Sanctuary
- Genalin Park & Zoo Rescue Center
- Katunggan Coastal Eco Park
- Lake Buluan
- Marguez Hot and Cold Spring
- Midpandan Falls
- Nalum Falls
- Pitot Cave
- Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol
- Tenubak Falls
The following is a list of festivals celebrated in Sultan Kudarat throughout the year:
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Sultan Kudarat province.
Where in the Philippines is Sultan Kudarat located?
Sultan Kudarat is located on southwestern part of Mindanao.
Is Sultan Kudarat a city or province?
Sultan Kudarat is a province.
What is the Capital of Sultan Kudarat?
The capital of Sultan Kudarat is Isulan.
What is Sultan Kudarat famous or known for?
Sultan Kudarat is famous or known for Philippine’s most powerful sultan.
How do I get to Sultan Kudarat?
There are several ways to get to Sultan Kudarat, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane to Cotabato | 1.5 hours | $56-$170 + Taxi to Sultan Kudarat | .5 hours | $6-$9
- Plane to Gen. Santos | 2 hours | $54-$400 + Bus to Isulan | $4
- Car ferry to Cagayan de Oro | 34 hours | Bus to Isulan | 6 hours | $7-$14
How many islands are in Sultan Kudarat?
There is 1 island in the Sultan Kudarat province.
What does Sultan Kudarat mean?
Sultan Kudarat is named after Muslim ruler and national hero, Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat.
How Safe is Traveling in Sultan Kudarat?
Sultan Kudarat may be safe for locals but not really for tourists due to violent clashes between the government and rebel groups.
Is the climate in Sultan Kudarat the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Sultan Kudarat province is considered tropical with significant rainfall throughout the year.
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