Lanao del Sur, officially the Province of Lanao del Sur, is a province in the Philippines located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The capital is the city of Marawi. Situated in the interior of Lanao del Sur is Lanao Lake, the largest in Mindanao.
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 in this province is characterized by even distribution of rainfall throughout the year, without a distinct summer season. The province is located outside the typhoon belt
Visiting Lanao del Sur can be risky due to conflict between the Philippine Government and Muslim militias but if you must go, it’s best to go during summer.
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.
CITIES & TOWNS
The Lanao del Sur province is divided into 39 Municipalities, 1 Component City:
There is 1 outlying island surrounding the mainland of Lanao del Sur which are under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Lanao del Sur province.
Where in the Philippines is Lanao del Sur located?
Lanao del Sur occupies the western portion of Northern Mindanao.
Is Lanao del Sur a city or province?
Lanao del Sur is a province.
What is the Capital of Lanao del Sur?
The capital of Lanao del Sur is Marawi.
What is Lanao del Sur famous or known for?
Lanao del Sur is famous or known for Lanao Lake.
How do I get to Lanao del Sur?
There are several ways to get to Lanao del Sur, the most common being from Manila:
- Plane to Ozamis | 1.75 hours | $60-$200 + Ferry to Iligan (Lanao del Norte) | 2 hours | $4-$19 + Taxi to Marawi | 45 minutes | $12-$15
- Ferry to Iligan | 40.5 hours | $36-$80
- You can fly to an alternate airport, however the time will be approximately the same, but the cost will be significantly more.
How many islands are in Lanao del Sur?
There is 1 islans in Lanao del Sur province.
What does Lanao mean?
Lanao is derived from a Maranao word “Ranao” which means “lake”.
How Safe is Traveling in Lanao del Sur?
Lanao del Sur may be safe for locals but not really for tourists due to violent clashes between the government and rebel groups.
Is the climate in Lanao del Sur the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Lanao del Sur province is considered tropical with significant rainfall throughout 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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