Sulu

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Sulu

  • Lupa' Sūg
Province of Sulu
Sulu Provincial Capitol Building in Jolo
Sulu Provincial Capitol Building in Jolo
Flag of Sulu
Flag
Official seal of Sulu
Seal
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
OpenStreetMap
Coordinates: 6°N 121°E / 6°N 121°E / 6; 121Coordinates: 6°N 121°E / 6°N 121°E / 6; 121
CountryPhilippines
RegionBangsamoro
FoundedMarch 10, 1917
Capital
Government
 • TypeSangguniang Panlalawigan
 • SultanMuedzul Lail Tan Kiram
 • GovernorAbdusakur M. Tan
 • Vice GovernorAbdusakur A. Tan II
Area
 • Total1,600.40 km2 (617.92 sq mi)
Area rank66th out of 81
Highest elevation620 m (2,030 ft)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total824,731
 • Rank33rd out of 81
 • Density520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Density rank10th out of 81
Divisions
 • Independent cities0
 • Component cities0
 • Municipalities
 • Barangays410
 • Districts1st and 2nd districts of Sulu
Time zoneUTC+8 (PHT)
ZIP code
7400–7416
IDD:area code+63 (0)68
ISO 3166 codePH
Spoken languages
Income classification2nd class

Sulu ([sʊˈlu]; Tausūg: Wilāya sin Lupa' Sūg; Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Sulu) is a province of the Philippines in the Sulu Archipelago and part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Its capital is Jolo on the island of the same name.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brief Profile". Province of Sulu, Philippines. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2016. Various government agencies report varying land areas for Sulu. According to the National Mapping and Resources Information Authority, Sulu has a total land area of 160,040 hectares. On the other hand, based on the Philippine Statistics Authority (NSO) 2000 Demographic and Socio-Economic profile, the province has a land area of 1,754.6.
  2. Province of Sulu: Brief Profile Archived 2011-02-26 at the Wayback Machine (There seems to be major discrepancies among authoritative sources: 343,699 ha (NSCB 2007), 175,460 ha (NSCB 2000), 167,377 ha (NAMRIA))
  3. Census of Population (2015). Highlights of the Philippine Population 2015 Census of Population. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. "Jolo Branch Museum". National Museum. Retrieved February 22, 2020.