Place:Tawi-Tawi, Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines

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NameTawi-Tawi
Alt namesTawitawisource: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-207
Tawitawi Islandsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeProvince
Coordinates5.167°N 120.167°E
Located inRegion in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Tawi-Tawi is an island province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The capitals of Tawi-Tawi are Bongao and Panglima Sugala. The province is the southernmost of the country sharing sea borders with the Malaysian State of Sabah and the Indonesian North Kalimantan province. To the northeast lies the province of Sulu and to the west is Sabah in Malaysia. Tawi-Tawi also covers some islands in the Sulu Sea to the northwest, the Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi Island and the Turtle Islands, just 20 kilometers away from Sabah.

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