Soccsksargen

region of the Philippines

Soccsksargen (sometimes stylised as SOCCSKSARGEN) is an administrative region of the Philippines. It is also known as Region XII. The regional center is Koronadal.

SOCCSKSARGEN

Region XII
Central Mindanao (formerly)
Tuka Cove of Kiamba, Sarangani
Shoreline of Lebak, Sultan KudaratAsik-Asik Falls, North Cotabato
Aerial GenSan City HallKoronadal City Hall
Left to right, top to bottom: Tuka Beach in Kiamba, Sarangani; shoreline of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; Asik-Asik Falls in Alamada, North Cotabato; aerial view of General Santos; and Koronadal, South Cotabato
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
CountryPhilippines
Island groupMindanao
Regional centerKoronadal
Area
 • Total22,513.30 km2 (8,692.43 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total4,545,276
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ISO 3166 codePH-12
Provinces
Cities
Municipalities45
Barangays1,195

There are four provinces and 1 city. They are South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos.

Mindanao River is in the region. It empties into the Illana Bay of the larger Moro Gulf.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Census of Population (2015). "Region XII (Soccsksargen)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Unknown parameter |chapterurl= ignored (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)