Maguindanao is a province in the Philippines located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Since 2014 the provincial capital is Buluan but the legislative branch of the provincial government, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, convenes in the old provincial capitol in the town of Sultan Kudarat. The Maguindanao people are part of the wider Moro ethnic group, who constitute the sixth largest Filipino ethnic group.
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 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 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.
CITIES & TOWNS
The Maguindanao province is divided into 36 Municipalities, 1 Independent City :
There is 1 outlying island surrounding the mainland of Maguindanao which is under the jurisdiction of the province.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The following are the most frequently asked questions about the Maguindanao province.
Where in the Philippines is Maguindanao located?
Maguindanao is located on the central section of Mindanao.
Is Maguindanao a city or province?
Maguindanao is a province.
What is the Capital of Maguindanao?
The capital of Maguindanao is Buluan.
What is Maguindanao famous for?
Maguindanao is famous for Kulintang music and ceremonial swords.
How do I get to Maguindanao?
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 Cotabato City.
How many islands are in Maguindanao?
There is a island in the Maguindanao 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?
Maguindanao may be safe for locals but not really for tourists due to violent clashes between the government and rebel groups.
Is the climate in Maguindanao the same as the rest of the Philippines?
The climate in Maguindanao 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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