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Maguindanao means “people of the flooded plains” occupies the basin of the Pulangi River. The souther fork of the river flows towards Illana Bay. Mindanao itself was derived from the word danao, meaning “inundation of a river, lake or sea.”

It is located in Central Mindanao. It is bounded on the north by Lanao del Sur, on the east by North Cotabato, on the west by Moro Gulf, and on the south by Sultan Kudarat. Maguindanao is composed of 36 municipalities, which are further subdivided into 462 barangays. Cotabato City is an independent component city of Maguindanao.

Land Components

Agricultural Area

248, 153 ha

Marsh Area

61,088 ha

Forest Area

40,899 ha

Built Up Areas

1,736 ha

Others

22,680 ha

Total Land Area

542, 530 ha

Agricultural Domains

Rice Area (as of 2009) Corn Area

Irrigated - 23,484 ha Total Physical Area - 129,373 ha

Rainfed - 50,136 ha Existing - 89,373 ha

Upland - 21,192 ha Potential - 40,000 ha

Total - 94,813 ha White Corn - 52,733 ha

Yellow Corn - 31,664 ha

HVCC Livestock

Vegetables - 295 ha Cattle - 37,989 heads

Fruit Trees - 124, 263 ha Carabao - 154,815 heads

Goat - 117,538 heads

Chicken - 909,832 heads

Duck - 277,072 heads

Swine - 195,893 heads

Ligawasan Marsh

Land Cover

Dry Season

Wet Season

Seasonal Change

Wetlands

30,971

38,286

7,315

Forest

7,481

7,616

135

Agriculture

151,999

240,865

88,866

Open/grassland

222,103

11,479

210,624

Brush land/shrub land

72,334

186,209

113,875

Built-up areas

2,641

3,074

432.7

TOTAL

487,529

487,529