Place:Sultan Kudarat, SOCCSKSARGEN, Philippines

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NameSultan Kudarat
Alt namesMorosource: Family History Library Catalog
Sultan Kudaret
TypeProvince
Coordinates6.55°N 124.283°E
Located inSOCCSKSARGEN, Philippines
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sultan Kudarat is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. Its capital is Isulan.

History

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Sultan Kudarat was once a part of the former empire province of Cotabato. It was created as a separate province along with Maguindanao and North Cotabato on November 22, 1973, by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 341 signed by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

The purpose of dividing Cotabato into three (3) smaller provinces is stated in Presidential Decree No. 341:[1]

“Whereas, the province of Cotabato is one of the largest and richest provinces of the Philippines;
Whereas, the potentials of the province have not been fully developed due to the magnitude of the task of provincial development and troubles that have long plagued the area;
Whereas, the many conflicting political, social and economic interests that have limited the progress of the province must be resolved in order to promote the stability and accelerate the development of Cotabato; and
Whereas, there is a need for dividing the present province into smaller units which can be more effectively administered and developed”.

The name Sultan Kudarat given to the province was derived from a Muslim ruler, Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat who begun to assert his leadership in the year 1619 and reigned the Sultanate of Maguindanao from 1625 to 1671. He is considered a national hero, and in his honour the province was named after him.

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