Region XII: SOCCSKSARGEN (Central Mindanao)

SOCCSKSARGEN (also known as Central Mindanao), designated as Region XII, is an administrative region in the Philippines. It is composed of four provinces: South Cotabato, (North) Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Sarangani, as well as the highly urbanized city of General Santos. Its Regional Center is located in Koronadal, South Cotabato.

Moreover, General Santos City, also known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, is a bustling urban center renowned for its tuna industry and delectable seafood. It is a vital hub for trade and commerce in the region.

The name “SOCCSKSARGEN” is an acronym that represents the region’s component provinces and cities.

This region is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, vibrant ethnic communities, and stunning natural scenery. It is a melting pot of diverse indigenous groups, each with its distinct traditions and practices. One can immerse themselves in the captivating traditions of the T’boli and B’laan tribes, witness traditional boat races, or indulge in authentic regional cuisine.

In addition to its cultural wealth, SOCCSKSARGEN is blessed with picturesque landscapes, including breathtaking waterfalls, majestic mountain ranges, and tranquil lakes. The region also boasts a thriving agricultural industry, particularly in rice and corn production, making it a significant contributor to the country’s agricultural output.

SOCCSKSARGEN’s dynamic blend of culture, natural beauty, and economic vitality makes it a compelling destination for travelers and a significant contributor to the Philippines’ cultural tapestry and economic landscape.

The SOCCSKSARGEN (also known as Central Mindanao) consists of 4 provinces and makes up the central and south-western portion of the Island of Mindanao. It’s boarded by Region X: Davao (Southern Mindanao) to the east, Region XI: Northern Mindanao to the north, Region XV: Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to the north-west, the Bay of Moro to the west, and the Sulu Sea to the south.

PSGC # BasePSGC #Region #Region Name:Province or HUC:Capitol:Income Class:Pop.
(2020):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Ind.
Cities:
Comp.
Cities:
Municipalities:Barangays:# of
Island Brys.
1212470000012SOCCSKSARGEN (Central Mindanao)Cotabato (Northern Cotabato)Kidapawan City1st1,490,6189,008.903,478.3601175430
1212800000012SOCCSKSARGEN (Central Mindanao)SaranganiAlabel2nd558,9463,601.251,390.450071410
1212630000012SOCCSKSARGEN (Central Mindanao)South CotabatoKoronadal City1st975,4763,935.951,519.6801101990
1212650000012SOCCSKSARGEN (Central Mindanao)Sultan KudaratIsulan1st854,0525,298.342,045.7001112490
1212980400012SOCCSKSARGEN (Central Mindanao)Cotabato CityN/A2nd325,079176.0067.951N/AN/A370
1212630300012SOCCSKSARGEN (Central Mindanao)General Santos City N/A1st697,315492.86190.291N/AN/A260
       Pop.
(2020):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Ind.
Cities:
Comp.
Cities:
Municipalities:Barangays:# of
Island Brys.
       Totals:4,901,48622,513.308,692.43 23451,1950
Overview of regional information about Region XII: SOCCSKSARGEN (Central Mindanao).

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Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 124700000

Cotabato (Northern Cotabato) is a landlocked province composed of:

Component City (1):Municipalities:Barangay:
Kidapawan City (Capitol)13543
PSGC #Town
#
Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Landlocked:
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip Code:Barangays:Income
Class:
District:
12470100015/20/1969AlamadaMunicipalityLandlocked68,65964,596787.50304.0663 (0) 649413171st ClassI
124717000174/6/1982AleosanMunicipalityLandlocked41,94439,405225.4487.0463 (0) 649415193rd ClassI
124715000153/7/1981AntipasMunicipalityLandlocked26,81725,304552.50213.3263 (0) 649414132nd ClassII
124718000188/30/1991ArakanMunicipalityLandlocked50,55848,228693.22267.6563 (0) 649417282nd ClassII
124716000162/8/1982BanisilanMunicipalityLandlocked46,99543,677577.22222.8763 (0) 649416202nd ClassIII
124702000211/15/1956CarmenMunicipalityLandlocked107,60395,9211,110.43428.7463 (0) 649408281st ClassIII
12470300038/18/1947KabacanMunicipalityLandlocked93,82289,161448.09173.0163 (0) 649407241st ClassIII
12470400048/18/1947Kidapawan City (Capitol)Component CityLandlocked160,791140,195358.47138.4163 (0) 649400403rd ClassII
12470500051/27/1968LibunganMunicipalityLandlocked56,26948,768172.5066.6063 (0) 649411202nd ClassI
12470600066/22/1963MagpetMunicipalityLandlocked53,80049,201755.36291.6563 (0) 649404321st ClassII
12470700079/8/1954MakilalaMunicipalityLandlocked87,92783,851343.57132.6563 (0) 649401381st ClassII
124708000812/29/1961MatalamMunicipalityLandlocked81,35579,361476.00183.7863 (0) 649406341st ClassIII
124709000911/25/1936MidsayapMunicipalityLandlocked165,376151,684290.42112.1363 (0) 649410571st ClassI
124710000108/3/1951M’langMunicipalityLandlocked98,19595,070312.13120.5163 (0) 649402371st ClassIII
124711000119/30/1953PigcawayanMunicipalityLandlocked72,37166,796340.11131.3263 (0) 649412401st ClassI
124712000126/17/1913PikitMunicipalityLandlocked164,646154,441604.61233.4463 (0) 649409421st ClassI
124713000135/8/1967President RoxasMunicipalityLandlocked52,51247,575618.25238.7163 (0) 649405251st ClassII
124714000148/6/1961TulunanMunicipalityLandlocked60,97856,513343.08132.4663 (0) 649403292nd ClassIII
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Barangays:
Totals:1,490,6181,379,747.009,008.903,478.35543
Overview of provincial information about the province of Cotabato (Northern Cotabato).

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 128000000

Sarangani is a coastal province composed of:

Municipalities:Barangay:
7141
PSGC #Town #Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Area:Coastal/InlandPop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip Code:Barangays:Income
Class:
District:
1280010001 Alabel (Capitol)MunicipalityEastern PortionCoastal88,29480,359510.98197.2963 (0) 639501131st ClassLone District
1280020002 GlanMunicipalityEastern PortionCoastal109,547118,263610.30235.6463 (0) 639517311st ClassLone District
12800300038/18/1947KiambaMunicipalityWestern PortionCoastal65,77461,058328.68126.9063 (0) 639514191st ClassLone District
1280040004 MaasimMunicipalityWestern PortionCoastal64,94059,468500.43193.2263 (0) 639502161st ClassLone District
12800500055/7/1959MaitumMunicipalityWestern PortionCoastal44,18544,595290.66112.2263 (0) 639515192nd ClassLone District
1280060006 MalapatanMunicipalityEastern PortionCoastal80,74176,914609.28235.2463 (0) 639516121st ClassLone District
1280070007 MalungonMunicipalityEastern PortionInland105,465103,604750.92289.9363 (0) 639503311st ClassLone District
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Barangays:
Totals:558,946544,2613,601.251,390.44141
Overview of provincial information about the province of Sarangani.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 126300000

South Cotabato is a coastal province composed of:

Independent City (1):Component City (1):Municipalities:Barangay:
General Santos CityKoronadal City (Capitol)10225
PSGC #Town #Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Coastal/Inland:Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD: Area Code:Zip Code:Barangays:Income
Class:
District:
12630200019/11/1953BangaMunicipalityInland89,16483,989240.3592.8063 (0) 839511221st ClassII
12630300028/18/1947General Santos City (Dadiangas)Independent CityCoastal697,315594,446492.86190.2963 (0) 839500261st ClassI
12630600031/10/1939Koronadal City (Capitol)Component CityInland195,398174,942277.00106.9563 (0) 839506273rd ClassII
12631900012 Lake SebuMunicipalityInland81,22187,442702.00271.0463 (0) 839506191st ClassII
1263110004 NoralaMunicipalityInland46,68246,642123.2047.5763 (0) 839508143rd ClassII
12631200059/10/1957PolomolokMunicipalityInland172,605152,589339.97131.2663 (0) 839504231st ClassI
126318000114/7/1981Santo NiñoMunicipalityInland89,34040,94786.2033.2863 (0) 839509103rd ClassII
12631300066/18/1961SurallahMunicipalityInland41,01884,539540.30208.6163 (0) 839512171st ClassII
1263140007 TampakanMunicipalityInland45,74439,525390.00150.5863 (0) 839507142nd ClassI
1263150008 TantanganMunicipalityInland101,04943,245351.12135.5763 (0) 839510133rd ClassII
1263160009 T’boliMunicipalityInland73,45991,453895.83345.8863 (0) 839513251st ClassII
12631700010 TupiMunicipalityInland39,79669,976228.0088.0363 (0) 839505151st ClassI
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Barangays:
Totals:1,672,7911,509,7354,666.831,801.86225
Overview of provincial information about the province of South Cotabato.

Philippine Standard Geographical Code # 126500000

Ilocos Norte is a coastal province composed of:

Component City (1):Municipalities:Barangay:
Tacurong City10249
PSGC #Town
#
Creation
Date:
Municipality:Type:Coastal/Inland:Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
IDD:
Area Code:
Zip
Code:
Barangays:Income
Class:
District:
126501000111/22/1973BagumbayanMunicipalityInland68,94767,061672.06259.4863 (0) 649810191st ClassII
126502000211/22/1973ColumbioMunicipalityInland33,52733,258926.15357.5963 (0) 649801161st ClassI
12650300036/21/1959EsperanzaMunicipalityInland74,69666,095324.29125.2163 (0) 649806191st ClassII
12650400048/30/1957Isulan (Capitol)MunicipalityInland97,49090,682541.25208.9863 (0) 649805171st ClassI
12650500051961KalamansigMunicipalityCoastal50,90049,059699.20269.9663 (0) 649808151st ClassII
126508000811/11/1973Lambayong (Mariano Marcos)MunicipalityInland79,73977,013226.8887.6063 (0) 649802262nd ClassI
12650600068/18/1947LebakMunicipalityCoastal91,34488,868470.86181.8063 (0) 649807271st ClassII
12650700071966LutayanMunicipalityInland65,64463,029271.00104.6363 (0) 649803112nd ClassI
12650900098/14/1959PalimbangMunicipalityCoastal92,82890,424484.85187.2063 (0) 649809402nd ClassII
1265100001011/22/1973President QuirinoMunicipalityInland42,24441,408208.4080.4663 (0) 649804193rd ClassI
126512000122/17/1989Senator Ninoy AquinoMunicipalityInland47,37446,882320.00123.5563 (0) 649811203rd ClassII
126511000118/3/1951Tacurong CityComponent CityInland109,31998,316153.4059.2363 (0) 649800203rd ClassI
Pop.
(2020):
Pop.
(2015):
Area
(sq. km.):
Area
(sq. mi.):
Barangays:
Totals:854,052812,0955,298.342,045.69249
Overview of provincial information about the province of Sultan Kudarat.
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