Which part of the Philippines is Jolo Sulu?

Jolo (Tausug: Sūg) is a volcanic island in the southwest Philippines and the primary island of the province of Sulu, on which the capital of the same name is situated. It is located in the Sulu Archipelago, between Borneo and Mindanao, and has a population of approximately 500,000 people.

What region is Jolo Sulu?

Jolo, Sulu

Jolo Tiyanggi
Region Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Province Sulu
District 1st district
Founded 1952

Is Jolo Sulu a province?

Jolo is a coastal municipality in the island province of Sulu. It serves as the provincial capital. The municipality has a land area of 126.40 square kilometers or 48.80 square miles which constitutes 3.68% of Sulu’s total area. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 125,564.

Where is the Sulu Sea located?

Sulu Sea, portion of the western North Pacific Ocean. It is bounded by northeastern Borneo on the southwest, the southwestern islands of the Philippines, including Palawan, on the west and northwest, Busuanga and Mindoro on the north, Panay and Negros on the east, and Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago on the southeast.

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What are the provinces within the Sulu Archipelago?

The Sulu Archipelago islands are within the Mindanao island group, consisting of the provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi hence the archipelago are sometimes referred to as Basulta, derived from the first syllables of the three provinces.

Sulu Archipelago.

Native name: Sūg
Area 4,068 km2 (1,571 sq mi)

What is Sulu known for?

The islands, with their myriad coves and hidden passages, are a haven for smugglers, who transport goods in small craft from Sabah to Luzon and Mindanao. The Sulu islands’ culture is primarily one of the sea; only Jolo has a significant agricultural economy.

Is it safe to visit Sulu?

Do Not Travel to: The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil unrest.

What is the old name of Jolo?

Jolo is the Spanish representation (or rather misrepresentation) of the word Sulu, sometimes written Sooloo. The early Spaniards wrote it “Xolo,” which later changed to Joló. The complete form of the word is Sulug, as it is rendered in Magindanao. The Sulus pronounce it and write it Sūg.

What is the Festival of Sulu?

A grand spectacle of colors adorn the seas of Jolo, Sulu as vintas sailed off the island’s coast on February 14 for the Vinta Festival. It was organized by the Joint Task Group of Sulu.

Is Jolo in Batanes?

The distance between Jolo and Batanes Island is 1604 km.

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Is Celebes Sea part of Philippines?

South of the Cape Mangkalihat, the sea opens southwest through the Makassar Strait into the Java Sea.

Celebes Sea.

Celebes Sea (Sulawesi Sea)
Coordinates 3°N 122°E
Part of Pacific Ocean
Basin countries Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines
Surface area 280,000 square kilometers (110,000 sq mi)

What is the English of Dagat Sulu?

The Sulu Sea (Filipino: Dagat Sulu; Tausug: Dagat sin Sūg; Chavacano: Mar de Sulu; Cebuano: Dagat sa Sulu; Hiligaynon: Dagat sang Sulu; Karay-a: Dagat kang Sulu; Cuyonon: Dagat i’ang Sulu; Malay: Laut Sulu) is a body of water in the southwestern area of the Philippines, separated from the South China Sea in the …

What are the 17 regions of the Philippines?

Table of regions

Region (regional designation) PSGC Island group
Mimaropa (Southwestern Tagalog Region) 17 Luzon
Bicol Region (Region V) 05 Luzon
Western Visayas (Region VI) 06 Visayas
Central Visayas (Region VII) 07 Visayas

Who are the indigenous people in Sulu?

Tausug, also spelled Tau Sug or Tausog, also called Joloano, Sulu, or Suluk, one of the largest of the Muslim (sometimes called Moro) ethnic groups of the southwestern Philippines. They live primarily in the Sulu Archipelago, southwest of the island of Mindanao, mainly in the Jolo island cluster.

What is the reason behind the war in Sulu?

It started in 1949, when Moro nationalist leader Gumbay Piang proclaimed independence for Mindanao from Philippine rule, the same time his ally Jainal Abirin was crowned the Sultan of Sulu. Piang dreamed of a united and free Mindanao in which both Moros and Lumads (non-Muslim natives) could fight together.

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Who is the governor of Sulu?


Sulu Lupa’ Sūg
• Type Sangguniang Panlalawigan
• Governor Abdusakur M. Tan
• Vice Governor Abdusakur A. Tan II
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