Tawi-Tawi

Tawi-Tawi - Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) of Philippines - Key Information by Region and by Province

Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) of Philippines

Tawi-Tawi

  • Date Established: Sep. 27, 19
  • Capital: Panglima Sugala
  • Municipalities: Tawi-Tawi is subdivided into 11 municipalities:
    1. Bongao is the capital of the province and a microcosm of religious and cultural diversity.
    2. Languyan was created by then President Marcos for rebel leader Hadjiril Matba who decided to join the government fold in the 70s.
    3. Mapun (Cagayan De Tawi-Tawi or Cagayan de Sulu)
    4. Panglima Sugala was formerly known as Balimbing. However, after the EDSA Revolution, the word "balimbing" got a rather derogatory definition as a turncoat because of fruit's many sides.
    5. Sapa-Sapa
    6. Sibutu is home to the descendants of Malay royalty in Borneo and not necessarily associated with the Sulu royalty.
    7. Simunul is the site of oldest Mosque in the Philippines and home of the revered Sheikh Makdum one of the early pioneers in the spread of the Islamic religion in the country.
    8. Sitangkai the southernmost municipality in the country; known as "Venice of the South"
    9. South Ubian
    10. Tandubas
    11. Turtle Islands are declared as turtle sanctuaries and protected areas in the Philippines.
  • Zip Code:
    • 7500: Bongao
    • 7508: Mapun (Cagayan de Sulu)
    • 7509: Languyan
    • 7501: Panglima Sugala (Balimbing)
    • 7503: Sapa-Sapa
    • 7505: Simunul
    • 7506: Sitangkai
    • 7504: South Ubian
    • 7507: Turtle Island (Taganak)
    • 7502: Tandubas
  • Gross Domestic Product In million pesos: at current prices Data not yet available.
  • In million pesos: at constant 1985 prices Data not yet available.
  • Land Area: 1,087.00 sq. km
  • Population: 322,317persons
  • Number of Families (figures in thousands): Data not yet available.
  • Population Density: 296.52persons/sq km
  • Population Growth Rate: 4.00 %
  • Human Development Index: 0.43 %
  • Literacy Rate: Data not yet available.
  • % of Filipinos in Poverty: Data not yet available.
  • % of Filipino Families in Poverty: Data not yet available.
  • Tawi-Tawi official government website: http://www.tawitawi.gov.ph/
  • Tawi-Tawi Journal: http://www.tawitawi.net/
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