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Lanao del Sur

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Country  Philippines
University  Mindanao State University
Languages spoken  Maranao, Cebuano, Filipino
Area  3,872.89 km2
Region  Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
Capital  Marawi City
Founded  1959
Governor  Liberal Party

Lanao del Sur (Filipino: ), officially the Province of Lanao del Sur (Filipino: ), is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The capital is the Marawi City, and it borders Lanao del Norte to the north, Bukidnon to the east, and Maguindanao and Cotabato to the south. To the southwest lies Illana Bay, an arm of the Moro Gulf. Found in the interior of Lanao del Sur is Lanao Lake, the largest lake in Mindanao.


Map of Lanao del Sur

Resettling the idps at madalum lanao del sur a story of a community development worker

Foreign observers kodao reporter witness gunfight in tugaya lanao del sur


Lanao del Sur Beautiful Landscapes of Lanao del Sur

Lanao del Sur is subdivided into 39 municipalities and 1 city.

Lanao del Sur Beautiful Landscapes of Lanao del Sur


  • Marawi City (Dansalan)

  • Municipalities:


    Lanao del Sur in the past, History of Lanao del Sur

    Lanao comes from the word ranao, meaning "lake." Lanao centers on the basin of Lake Lanao; thus, it is the land of the Maranaos, the "people of the lake."

    Lanao del Sur in the past, History of Lanao del Sur

    Lanao is the seat of the Sultanate of Lanao.

    When the Spaniards first explored Lanao in 1689, they found a well-settled community named Dansalan at the lakes northern end. Dansalan became a municipality in 1907 and a city in 1940.

    During the Pre-Spanish time, there are 4 important Boundaries hold the power of appointing a new sultan namely: Bakayawan, Dalama, Madamba and Sawer. In appointing a new sultan the permission of these four boundaries are needed to validate the new sultan appointed to his position.


    Points of interest in the province include:

    Museums and historic structures

  • Aga Khan Museum
  • Torogan (of Tuka)
  • Dansalan Market (natively known as Padian)
  • Tuwaka Laput (all kinds of native product e.g. Bruwa, Tamokunzi,Amik,Dudol,Tiyathug)
  • First Dansalan Town Hall
  • References

    Lanao del Sur Wikipedia (,),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),),)

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