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Brief Introduction to Lanao Del Sur Province

Lanao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). It’s subdivided into 39 municipalities and 1 city, the provincial capital is Marawi City and 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, where the Maria Cristina Falls, the largest waterfall in the country is located.

The province has a population of 800,162 and the area is 3873 km²,that is 207/km² density.

Maranao is the most commonly spoken language in the province. Also spoken are Tagalog and Cebuano, as well as English and Arabic.

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