Comprehensive Guide to Cotabato

Cotabato is a province of the Philippines located in the SOCCSKSARGEN region in Mindanao. Its capital is Kidapawan City. The province is composed of three component cities (Kidapawan, Cotabato City, and Digos City) and 17 municipalities.

An Overview of Cotabato

The province has a total land area of 9,008.90 square kilometers (3,478.40 sq mi). As of 2020, it has a population of 1,379,747 people.

In terms of the economy, Cotabato is primarily agricultural. The province is a major producer of rubber, pineapple, banana, rice, and corn. It also has a significant fishing industry. The province is also known for its hand-woven fabrics and brass crafts.

The real estate market in Cotabato is growing, with more residential and commercial developments being built. However, the market is still considered to be in its early stages compared to other regions in the Philippines. The cost of real estate is relatively low compared to other regions, making it an attractive option for investors and homebuyers.

Exploring the Cities of Cotabato


Kidapawan is a city in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. It is the capital of Cotabato and is located at the foot of Mount Apo, the highest peak in the country. The city is often referred to as a “highland city in the vast plains”.

As of the 2020 census, Kidapawan has a population of 150,342 people. The city covers a land area of 358.47 square kilometers.

Economically, Kidapawan is primarily agricultural, with a significant portion of its area devoted to agriculture. The city is known as the “Fruit Basket of Mindanao” due to its production of exotic fruits. Other major industries include retail, services, and government.

Source: wikipedia

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