Geography in General Santos City - Philippines
General Santos City is located in South Cotabato, in the regions of Mindanao. The city is rich in fertile agricultural land, which comprises 32.63% of the citys total land area of 490 sq. km. or 180 sq. miles.
The city is situated at 6º7 North Latitude and 125º10 East Latitude. It is located southeast of Manila, southeast of Cebu and southwest of Davao. It is also directly located at the head of the Sarangani Bay, which is part of the Celebes Sea, giving the city its rich resources for the fishing industry here; which is a major player in General Santos Citys economy.
Its geographical location is likewise marked by Sarangani Provinces Alabel, Malungon and Maasim barangays; and South Cotabatos Polomok and Tboli barangays; which border General Santos City.
Geographu and Economy
With the citys tactical geographic location, General Santos City is a strong player in the economic growth areas of SOCSKARGEN an economic collusion among the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City.
Furthermore, General Santos Citys geography likewise gives the city good trading access to market traders from other countries: Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Asian countries.
Due to its location at the southern shores of Mindanao, General Santos City is outside the typhoon belt; which gives it just the right amount of rainfall each year, making its soil fertile for agriculture.
This being said, the citys geography can also be attributed to its reputation as being a top producer in the country of corn, coconut, copra, pineapple, asparagus and rice; not to mention, producer of top-grade tuna, which they boast you couldnt find anywhere else in the Philippines.
With its total land area of 180 sq. m. as previously mentioned, General Santos City is comprised of twenty-six municipalities, in alphabetical order: Apopong, Baluan, Batomelong, Buayan, Bula, Calumpang, City Heights, Conel, Dadiangas East, Dadiangas North, Dadiangas West, Dadiangas South and Fatima.
The other thirteen municipalities are: Katangawan, Labangal, Lagao (1st and 3rd), Ligaya, Mabuhay, Olympog, San Isidro (Lagao 2nd), San Jose, Siguel, Sinawal, Tambler, Tinagacan, and Upper Labay.
A good number of these barangays are surrounded by magnificent beaches, which are a huge part in the citys tourism industry; picturesque landscapes; magnificent mountains and rich forests.
Finally, its geography give the city its share of rich flora and fauna; which most tourists can see when they visit the forests here. You may even come across a few of the Philippines tarsiers hanging in trees.